Saturday, August 7, 2010

Strega

Just like this advertising poster, Strega is a class act and a great addition to any bar. Strega (the witch) is an Italian herbal liqueur that has been in production since 1860. It is made from a recipe including 'around' 70 ingredients. The nose is fresh and woodsy. Mint, fennel, evergreen, vanilla and citrus scents are easily perceived while others linger in the background. The flavors follow these scents but are sweetly spicy and exhilarating on the palate, showing more of the minty/coniferous/fennel goodness. Strega is considered a digestive to be consumed after meals to aid digestion and works exceptionally as an aperitif or as a vivacious addition to an exciting cocktail-- like the Brandy Witch I wrote about here . . ..