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Old 09-17-2008, 08:41 PM
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Does Sambuca Go "Bad"?

I bought some Sambuca about a year ago. I am the most moderate of drinkers--about 4 glasses of some kind of alcohol a year--but sambuca has always had a burn or a bite to it upon first sip.

I am drinking some now (on the rocks, as is my preference) and nothing--no burn, no bit, hardly no taste.

Does sambuca lose its flavor over time? (It doesn't make sense to me, but why else does it taste so funny?)


Any ideas? Thanks.
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:44 PM
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Was it tightly capped? Alcohol can evaporate quite quickly in a warm environment.
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:01 PM
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Yes, it was. It does have some flavor, but not that eye wincing bite I know of old.


I think I was stupid and put too much ice in the drink and since I didn't start drinking it right away, I now think that it is just dilute sambuca.

I will slink away now...
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:54 PM
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Next time try it straight up with 3 coffee beans floating on top.
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:09 PM
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I did forget the coffee beans this time. But I can't drink any liquor straight up.

Yes, I'm a wimp.
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:27 PM
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I was going to ask if you had teenagers in the house. When my friends and I first started drinking we would water down our parents alcohol.
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:10 PM
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When does samubca get good?
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Old 09-18-2008, 01:15 AM
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When does samubca get good?
In the same vein, "Does Sambuca go "bad"?" No. It is bad.
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:46 AM
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Next time try it straight up with 3 coffee beans floating on top.
My mom insists on 7 coffee beans, because of the 7 hills of Rome or something. Anyways, put the beans, and set it on fire for a short while, does wonders to the coffee flavor (don't let it burn all the way, or you won't have any alcohol left)
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:10 AM
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I say set fire to it, suck it up quickly through a straw and as you get to the end have someone pour cold Bailey's Irish Cream in the glass. Huzzah!

I've never actually had Sambuca with ice in it before: usually people have it as a shot or as a heavy duty cocktail mixer. Dilution never occured to me.
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:17 AM
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Doesn't Sambuca go opaque (and unpretty) with water?
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:39 AM
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In the same vein, "Does Sambuca go "bad"?" No. It is bad.
In the words of John Pinette, "It didn't go bad, it never went good!"
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:17 AM
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Does Sambuca Go "Bad"?

Yes,
When he breaks up with Heather Locklear and then hooks up wit that bimbo Denise Rich...

(wait...what?)
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