Episode 98: Liquore Strega

Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur

Apr 15 2022 • 19 mins

Episode 98 features Liquore Strega. Bottled in 750ml at 40% ABV, or 80 proof and it retails for $36. Enjoy this episode with pour of Strega chilled. The official website for Strega: https://www.strega.it/en/ (https://www.strega.it/en/) Brief Historical Timeline: 1200s - Legend says witches gathered in Benevento, Italy 1860 - Strega is founded by Giuseppe Alberti 1894 - Giuseppe Alberti dies, leaving the distillery to his four sons 1900s - The brand invests in advertisings 1947 - The Premio Strega, or Strega Prize, is created by Guido Alberti 1998 - Strega gets into the confections business, with candies that feature Strega Today - The fifth generation of the Alberti family is still running the company Key Cocktails: Strega is a digestif, or after drinker drink, but mixes well with certain drinks. Try the Strega Tonic: 1 oz. Strega 1 oz. Gin 4 oz. tonic water Serve over ice References: https://www.thespruceeats.com/strega-liqueur-profile-and-cocktails-760262 (The Spruce Eats Article on Strega) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strega_(liqueur) (Wikipedia Article on Strega) https://www.diffordsguide.com/beer-wine-spirits/161/liquore-strega (Diffords Guide Listing of Strega) https://punchdrink.com/articles/what-is-strega-cocktail-recipes-history/ (Punch Drink Article on Strega) https://youtu.be/pTVr_DCrbUk (YouTube Brand Commercial) https://youtu.be/pTVr_DCrbUk (YouTube Video of Distillery Tour with Vintage Advertising Shown) YouTube Overview - Fast Paced, and in Italian https://youtu.be/RW0CIR2GUL8 (YouTube Candy Making Overview) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witches_of_Benevento (Wikipedia Article on the Witches of Benevento) https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/why-do-witches-ride-brooms (Atlas Obscura Article on Why Witches Ride Brooms) Contact Information: Official show website is: https://www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com/ (www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com) Join my mailing list: http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf (http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur (https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/ (https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/) Twitter: @LLConnoisseur