Fill a cordial glass with Liquore Strega and light the top. Pour flaming Strega into black coffee or enjoy it as is. But first, allow flame to burn out and glass to cool.
For very special nocturn occasions, fill a cocktail shaker with some crushed ice. Add equal portions Strega, gin, cognac, sweet vermouth. Mix gently, strain into cocktail glasses, and serve.
Over crushed ice, in an old-fashioned glass, pour 1 1/2 ounce Strega, the juice of 1/4 lime, and float fresh cream on the top.
Puerto Rican rum
Greem Creme de Menthe
Green cherry, stuck with two pins
Combine in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice -- 1 part Strega, 1 part light Puerto Rican rum, 2 parts dry vermouth. Add 1 1/2 teaspoon green creme de menthe and shake x2. Serve in tall glasses with green cherry stuck with 2 pins.
Fresh orange peel
On the rocks, pour 1 part Strega, 1 part anisette, and 3 parts bourbon. Stir and decorate with an orange peel.
It's valuable to go through one's papes and notebooks every so often. The five recipies above were actually part of a much longer handout that I got at a workshop at Free Spirit Gathering, then called Free Spirit Festival, in either 1986 or 1987.
It was a collection of recipies and herbal info. At the time, I hadn't heard of Liquore Strega and was unfamiliar with the Italian word, strega, at all. These were very clearly fun recipies that were alcoholic beverages "for festivals and other festive occasions." I didn't understand why these cocktails were called, "Witche" until I went through my papers again in 2015.
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