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Episode 98: Liquore Strega
Episode 9815th April 2022 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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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:

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


The Spruce Eats Article on Strega

Wikipedia Article on Strega

Diffords Guide Listing of Strega

Punch Drink Article on Strega

YouTube Brand Commercial

YouTube Video of Distillery Tour with Vintage Advertising Shown

YouTube Overview - Fast Paced, and in Italian

YouTube Candy Making Overview

Wikipedia Article on the Witches of Benevento

Atlas Obscura Article on Why Witches Ride Brooms

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