Sambuca is an Italian anise-flavoured liqueur. It most of the times colorless. White sambuca's flavor is dominated by anise, elderberries, and sugar. Black sambuca's flavor is dominated by witch elder bush and licorice. It has a higher alcohol content but a less sugary taste and adds a deep blue color to cocktails. 2 Shooters with Black Sambuca you should try are the Black Rain and the Tornado. Find here the best cocktail recipes with black sambuca as one of the cocktail ingredients. Cheers! .