Invented in Italy in 1860, Strega is a classic herb-based liqueur that achieves its bright yellow colour not from nasty e-numbers but through the addition of saffron - one of around 70 herbs in the recipe.
I've enjoyed Strega for the last 30 years because of it's magical qualities including the ability to calm a cold and warm the throat while encouraging a full night's sleep.
- Ron in NH, 14th Feb '10
I remember Strega being the principle ingredient in a cocktail called something like "Witch's Brew". It was served in Sweeny Todds back in the early Eighties. I was driven to search for it tonight whilst drinking Croatian Grappa - no label, clear, very high alcohol, reminiscent of Strega when diluted. A gift from a friend who purchased it from an old lady at a farm in Croatia.
- anonymous, 1st May '09
I discovered Strega back in the 1960s in Minori in southern Italy and have been drinking it ever since,although it is difficult to find.I now run an Irish bar in Ostend Belgium and a truck driver customer brings it back from Italy for me.For me it is one of the great pleasures of drinking alchohol.
- John Eldridge, Flanagans Oostende Belgium, 26th Dec '08
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