Giuseppe Alberti - Liquore Strega - Italian Liqueur 70cl Bottle


Giuseppe Alberti - Liquore Strega
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Made of over 70 different barks and herbs, it was first produced in Benevento, central Italy and is steeped in history where it is told that the drink was first made by beautiful female sprites and used their new potion to cast spells on lovesick humans, therby giving its name, Strega, meaning witch.

It dates back to the 1860's and continues to have a romantic association where legend has it that couples who drink it together will remain united in love forever.

A perfectly natural product, it obtains its typical yellow colour from the saffron added to the alcoholic infusion; then a long fermentation in oak vats concurs to the perfect balance of the aromas and contributes to the characteristic fine, smooth and soft taste.
Excellent after a meal, it expresses its versatility in the most varied manners hence assuring an indisputable satisfaction whether sipping it dry, with ice or iced.

Both the taste and the warm solar colour become the inseparable companions of long-drinks and cocktails, but it is also added to ice cream, fruit salad and as ingredient in cake preparations.

Category(s):     Liqueur

Producer: Guiseppe Alberti   -
ABV:   40%
Brand:   Guiseppe Alberti
Country of Origin:   Italy
Liqueur Type:   Herbal


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In 1860, year of birth of the Liqueur Strega, the town of Benevento was an enclave of the Papal State. Located midway between Rome and The town of Naples, was, according to an old legend, the place where witches from all over the world gathered.
Giuseppe Alberti, native of S. Felice a Cancello (Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, between Naples and Caserta) sheltered in Benevento, consecutevely to the carbonari movement, when his father Carmine Vincenzo was persecuted by the Borbons because of his liberal ideas. After having been a successful wine trader, he decided to found in the Samnite city a factory of factory, which initially only produced a distilled infusion from a single herb, following an ancient and secret recipe that he had managed to snatch from the monks of the local monastery.
Giuseppe tried with his father's help, originally a grocer to improve the recipe, but the results were taking far too long to appear. So the young Alberti, aware of the charm and popularity linked to the legend of the Witches of Benevento, decided to associate the creation of his liqueur to the myth, still very much alive within the popular tradition, according to which the Witches had prepared a love potion to unite forever those couples who drank it.
And hence was born the liqueur Strega, whose reputation is still tied to the legend of the magical mystery of its origins.
Currently only two people know the original recipe, passed on by the Albertis throughout generations. It is probably the oldest Italian liqueur and the best known in the world, commemorated even by movies which made the history of the Italian cinema such as "Ossessione" by Luchino Visconti or "Matrimonio all'italiana" with Marcello Mastroianni, but also "Ieri, Oggi e Domani" or the more recent one "Pane e Tulipani".

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