Sambuca is one of my favorite liqueur. First, I like sweet anise flavor and taste of it. Second, I like very much to ignite sambuca on saturday night and go to a club. I use, as a rule, my own method of flaming sambuca which is so similar to a traditional con mosca method.
Flaming Sambuca. Step 1. Equipment.
Prepare some equipment, which you can see on the photo. You need a big and thick-walled snifter, an old-fashioned or rocks glass, jigger, bar-spoon, napkin, straw, and matches.
Flaming Sambuca. Step 2.
Put 3/4 – 1 oz (20 – 30 ml) of sambuca in the snifter and add 1 dash of coffee liqueur in an old-fashioned glass (I use Kahlua). If you want to drink flaming sambuca in traditional con mosca way, omit the coffee liqueur and put three coffee beans (which symbolize health, wealth and good luck) into a snifter. Use good sambuca for good results.
Flaming Sambuca. Step 3. Flame the night.
Rotate the snifter some times and set on fire. Continue to rotate the snifter. Please operate VERY carefully.
Flaming Sambuca. Step 4. Fire show.
Pour the flame in an old-fashioned glass.
I think it is beautiful.
Flaming Sambuca. Step 5. Blow out.
Extinguish fire in this way:
Flaming Sambuca. Step 5. Drinking of flamed sambuca.
Place the snifter over napkin with a straw in the pictured way:
Drink a hot sambuca (warning! very, very hot sambuca may cause of burn! sip responsibly) and inhale from the snifter using a straw. Enjoy!