Liquore Strega is proud to offer a unique tasting experience for the first time at The Tales of the Cocktail®.
The famous Italian mixologist Matteo Zed along with the winner of the 1st Liquore Strega cocktail competition will demonstrate the versatility of Liquore Strega in the cocktail era.
Liquore Strega’s story started in 1860 in the south of Italy in the town of Benevento.
Giuseppe Alberti and his apothecary father revised an ancient recipe for a herbal liqueur that according to legend was brewed by witches in the area and used as love potion; this is how it got its name: Liquore Strega “Witch Liqueur”.
Liquore Strega is distilled from a mixture of 70 different kinds of botanicals from Europe, Central America and from Orient. Among the ingredients are: cinnamon from Ceylon, Juniper from the Italian Appennino and mint that grows wild on the river banks around Benevento. Its characteristic golden colour is given by distilled saffron extract. The maturing in oak barrels enhances the bouquet.The recipe for this liqueur is a closely guarded secret within the Alberti family. It has been handed down through five generations always from father to son. Liquore Strega is truly an Italian Icon.