The top-selling liqueur in Italy and the one that started it all, Molinari Sambuca Extra is anise-based, blended with wheat alcohol and sugar in a closely guarded, secret formula. Utilizing only ingredients of the utmost quality, Molinari takes pride in the purity and smooth flavor of the liqueur. Molinari Sambuca Extra is the oldest commercial Sambuca, the one that created the category. This elegant, anise-based liqueur was the brainchild of Angelo Molinari, an Italian spirits merchant, in 1945.

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Molinari Sambuca Extra began like many worldwide sensations, humbly with just one person, his exceptional expertise and unfaltering determination. After working as a spirits merchant in Northern Lazio during the 1920s, Angelo was inspired to use his experience to develop his own product and company. In 1945 in Civitavecchia, Italy, Angelo, already a well-respected mixologist, created what was to become one of Italy’s most celebrated institutions: a smooth, full-bodied liqueur he proudly named Molinari Sambuca. The recipe Angelo developed continues to be a closely guarded secret by the Molinari family. Only one family member in each generation is entrusted with the secret formula to blend Molinari Sambuca Extra. Today, Angelo’s children and grandchildren maintain the Molinari legacy with the kind of care that can only come from a family-run business. They continue to adhere to the original recipe created by Angelo that has made Molinari the best-selling liqueur in Italy and the most cherished Sambuca in the world.

Find below some delicious cocktail recipes using Molinari Sambuca:

Zammut Cobbler

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz Molinari Sambuca Extra
  • 3 oz Prosecco
  • ¼ Orange
  • ¼ Pear
  • 5 White grapes

 Directions:

Muddle the fruit, add Molinari Sambuca Extra and shake with ice. Strain two times and pour in a chalice.Zammut Cobbler

 The Collins Molinari

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Molinari Sambuca Extra
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 3 oz Sparkling water
  • 2 oz Fresh cucumber

Directions:

Muddle the cucumber, add Molinari Sambuca Extra, the lemon juice and shake with ice. Strain in a Collins glass with ice and top with water.

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Angelo Fizz

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz Molinari Sambuca Extra
  • ½ oz Limoncello di Capri
  • 1 oz Lemon juice
  • 1 oz Egg white
  • Sparkling water
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Bergamot

Directions:

Pour all the ingredients in the shaker. Shake well and add ice continuing to shake. Pour in a Collins glass and top with sparkling water. Garnish with rosemary, thyme and scent with bergamot.

Angelo Fizz

Molinari Basilicum

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Molinari Sambuca Extra
  • 1 oz Lemon juice
  • 1 ½ oz Sparkling water
  • Green Apple Granny Smith
  • Basil (12 leaves)
  • Fresh ginger

Directions:

Muddle all the ingredients in the shaker, add Molinari Sambuca Extra and shake well with ice. Strain twice and pour in a Margarita glass. Top with sparkling water.

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