Liquore Strega

Saffron Liqueur

8.810 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Beneventano, Campania, Italy
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Severn Goodwin

Strega is an interesting Italian liqueur...better described below. I only sporadically enjoy it, but it's fun and tasty at each sip.

"Strega is an herbal, saffron-infused liqueur deeply tied to the secret world of witchcraft. Witches are said to convene in Benevento to perform rituals and honor Il Noce, the sacred walnut tree. (The lower part of the logo shows witches dancing with demons around Il Noce.) According to legend, Giuseppe Alberti, son of a grocer, saved a witch from falling out of a tree in the woods. In gratitude, she gave him the recipe for an elixir, which the Alberti family began selling in 1860, perhaps as a curative or restorative.

The liqueur's proprietary recipe is a mix of 70 herbs and spices which include Ceylon cinnamon, Florentine iris, Italian Apennine juniper, Samnite mint, fennel, and saffron. Saffron is the key to Strega's signature yellow color and it shares the spotlight with mint and juniper as the most pronounced flavors within the herbal mixture."

Strega is an interesting Italian liqueur...better described below. I only sporadically enjoy it, but it's fun and tasty at each sip.

"Strega is an herbal, saffron-infused liqueur deeply tied to the secret world of witchcraft. Witches are said to convene in Benevento to perform rituals and honor Il Noce, the sacred walnut tree. (The lower part of the logo shows witches dancing with demons around Il Noce.) According to legend, Giuseppe Alberti, son of a grocer, saved a witch from falling out of a tree in the woods. In gratitude, she gave him the recipe for an elixir, which the Alberti family began selling in 1860, perhaps as a curative or restorative.

The liqueur's proprietary recipe is a mix of 70 herbs and spices which include Ceylon cinnamon, Florentine iris, Italian Apennine juniper, Samnite mint, fennel, and saffron. Saffron is the key to Strega's signature yellow color and it shares the spotlight with mint and juniper as the most pronounced flavors within the herbal mixture."

Nov 21st, 2017
Jay Kline

Yessir!

Yessir!

Feb 14th, 2015
Aleksandr Schiavetta

Saffron danks, tastes like a good risotto Milanese

Saffron danks, tastes like a good risotto Milanese

Sep 2nd, 2016
Camille Puglia

Serious witch's brew. Surprisingly sweet-smelling and approachable. Beware.

Serious witch's brew. Surprisingly sweet-smelling and approachable. Beware.

Jun 3rd, 2016
Alice Geaccone

Alice had this 5 years ago

Alice had this 5 years ago

Aug 30th, 2017
Rob Magaldi

Rob had this 6 years ago

Rob had this 6 years ago

Sep 4th, 2016
Matt Suder

Matt had this 6 years ago

Matt had this 6 years ago

Jul 30th, 2016
Erik Sebusch

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Erik had this 6 years ago

Mar 13th, 2016
Primo Simulacrum

Primo had this 7 years ago

Primo had this 7 years ago

Nov 1st, 2015
Emily Rushing

Emily had this 9 years ago

Emily had this 9 years ago

Dec 22nd, 2012