Adriatic Coast, Italy



Meletti Anisette is one of Italy’s oldest liqueurs produced using Silvio Meletti’s original recipe from 1870. Naturally aromatic, anise seed from Le Marche is distilled in a bain marie, then blended with herbs for further distillation to attain intensified aromatics and a smooth palate. Aged in stainless steel tanks for 4-6 months, then fine filtered using wool, Meletti Anisette is an elegant digestivo that is enjoyable on its own or with coffee.


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Among the best of its category, Meletti made its name experimenting with anise plants from numerous Italian provinces as far back as 1870, determining finally that the best quality anise grew on the Adriatic Coast directly east of Rome. The end result: a pungent aroma hinting at anise and fennel, and a mellow, sippable flavor that slowly unfurls fiery cinnamon, anise, Dutch licorice and a sweet-herbal hint of sarsaparilla.

K. Newman, April 2014

After a Dinner in Brooklyn

1 oz espresso vodka

.5 oz Meletti Anisette

.5 oz whole milk


Combine all ingredients into shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until frappé consistency and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with 3 coffee beans, shaved dark chocolate, or both.

Anisette Martini

2 oz vodka

1 oz dry vermouth

.5 oz Meletti Anisette

Stir in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a chilled coup with lemon twist.

Cafe Meletti

1 oz Meletti Coffee

1 oz coffee liquor

1 oz half and half

3 coffee beans (for garnish)


Pour ingredients into shaker half-filled with ice. Shake well, strain into martini glass. Garnish with 3 coffee beans.

Grapefruits of Wrath

1.5 oz Irish whiskey

1 oz grapefruit cordial

1 oz Meletti Dry Anisette

.5 oz fresh lemon juice


Shake with ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with grapefruit twist.


1 oz Meletti Anisette

1.5 oz coffee liquor

.5 oz cream


Add all ingredients into shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass with fresh ice.

Silvio Cocktail

1 oz gin

.5 oz Meletti Anisette

.5 oz triple sec

.5 oz fresh lime juice

1 dash of orange bitters


Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add lime wheel to garnish.