Liquorice stick (cocktail)
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A Licorice stick or Regaliz served in a short tumbler.
|Served||On the rocks; poured over ice|
|Standard garnish||long piece of black licorice.|
|Standard drinkware||12 oz. glass|
|Commonly used ingredients|
|Preparation||Build all ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with a piece of black licorice.|
|Notes||Garnish with a piece of black licorice.|
Liquorice Stick (//) or alternatively spelled Licorice Stick, also known as a "Regaliz," is a highball (cocktail) made of cola, anisette or absinthe, and black licorice as a garnish. It originated in Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal where it was called a "pauzinho de alcaçuz" as an alternative to the rum and cola drink called a "cuba libre". In Spain it is called a "palito de orozuz". It was introduced into the U.S. through the Portuguese communities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Licorice stick cocktails can be mixed with just about any anis flavored liqueur.
- In Portugal, where the drink originates, it is often mixed with "anisette" but an older method considered more authentic is to make the drink using "absinthe" then cola is poured in over a sugar cube and ice
- In Spain there is another variation, made with Anis del Mono and cola
- In Greece Thessaloniki, there is another variant, that consists of "ouzo" and cola
- In the Italy the drink is usually served with "sambuca" instead of anisette and mixed with cola