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The “ammazzacaffè”

Drinking after a meal was born as an aristocratic habit: it was once used by the nobles, especially at dinner time when men, after the meal, moved to another room to smoke or drink a good cognac. Today the “ammazzacaffè” is still appreciated after meals, by stirring the coffee with a shot of liquor.
Among the most used “ammazzacaffè” drinks we have sambuca, brandy, grappa, limoncello, but also myrtle, whiskey and anise.
In some Italian regions (like Veneto, where “ammazzacaffè” is called “resentìn”) the ammazzacaffè is named with expressions that evoke the idea of rinsing or cleaning, which come from the habit of drinking ammazzacaffè directly into the cup, cleaning up the residues.

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