Homemade Strega

Remove seeds from cardamom pods. Add the anise seeds, and crush all the kernels with the back of a fork. Put them in a 1-quart container adding angelica root, cinnamon stick, clove, mace, and vodka. Shake mixture well and store in a cupboard for 1 week.

Pour through cheesecloth lined strainer several times. Blend the liquid with the sugar syrup. Ready to serve.

Yield: 1 quart
Container: 1/2 gallon jar

Most of these ingredients can be found at health food stores.
This liqueur is spicy in taste and may not appeal to everyone.

The Homemade Strega recipe was contributed by Morrgan.

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