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distilled anise seed liqueur

Similar to sambuca, Anisetta is often served in coffee as a caffè corretto. In the Marche, the most famous brand of anisetta, Meletti, has been made in lovely Ascoli Piceno since 1870—in an area famous for its especially good anice. The same family founded the city's landmark café. Also see the Marche's other anise-based tipple, mistrà.

Anisetta con la mosca: 'with the fly', ie. in a glass served with a coffee bean.


Le Marche

Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

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