Licorice Stick Recipe

Licorice Stick Martini
Simple and interesting, the Licorice Stick is reserved for the true lover of black licorice. Medioimages/Photodisc/Getty Images
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving

If you are one of those special people who prefer black over red licorice, this is the Martini for you. It's very simple: vodka and sambuca garnished with a black licorice stick.

Sambuca is that anise-flavored liqueur that tastes similar to absinthe (or black licorice) and it can be an acquired taste, particularly in such a transparent drink like this one. The Licorice Stick is not for everyone, but those who like it will really like it.

Tip: When shaking with Sambuca (or any anise-flavored liqueur), be sure to wash the cocktail shaker and any utensils well to eliminate any leftover flavor.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a short black licorice stick.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 245
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 64 mg
Carbohydrates 10 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)