Anise Flavored Liqueur is a type of liqueur which is flavored with anise. Pretty simple, eh? (A liqueur is an alcoholic beverage that has a sweet-tasting flavor…liqueurs are often used to add that extra flavor to an alcoholic drink). You’ll find the taste sweet, and some people would describe the flavor as tasting licorice-like. The sweet-flavored beverage should be mixed in a cocktail for best tasting results! Different parts of the country call anise-flavored liqueur different things. There are varieties known as anisette, ouzo, and sambuca. Absinthe is one variety made from a narcotic herb (so not widely sold)- wormwood, which a plant whose leaves include absinthine and anabsinthine, and is sometimes used for indegestion. A drier-flavored variety of anise liqueur is anis.