Sambuca is a classic Italian liqueur with a distinct anise taste. The liqueur is colorless but turns a milky white with the addition of cold water. Sambuca is usually drunk straight in a shot or on the rocks. In Italy this slightly sweet liqueur is traditionally served with three toasted coffee beans floating on top to create "Sambuca con la mosca" or "Sambuca with fly". The three beans supposedly represent wonderful toast subjects: health, happiness and prosperity.