of New and
Italian word for witchcraft, Strega
is also a fine liqueur of long-standing reputation. Dinstinctively
yellow in color with a smooth and soft taste.
Distilled by the family Alberti in Benevento since 1840, it
is produced in small
pot stills and fermented in oak vats using a closely guarded concoction
of herbs and spcies that includes saffron, which gives the liqueur its
distinctive solar complexion.
Excellent after a meal, it can be sipped dry, or with ice. As
a flavoring, it is often added to ice cream, fruit salads and
as ingredient in cake preparations.