is part of this heritage.
Its precursor was the Sambuca Alpina, which was produced by the distillation of an infusion of star anise and many other spices and herbs according to a secret recipe. Today Antica Sambuca is the result of a perfect blend of tradition and innovation.
The most important step in the production of the sweet Italian liquor is the preparation of the anise distillate, which represents the aromatic heart of Antica Sambuca. The key ingredient is the anise star, whose seeds are rich in anethole oil, extracted through a process of steam distillation to give Antica Sambuca its distinctive flavor. Many other spices are infused and distilled together with the anise: wormwood, cinnamon, fennel, sweet orange, and many more.