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Flaming Witche

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.

Moon Witche

Liquore Strega
Sweet Vermouth
Crushed ice
Cocktail shaker

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.

Misty Witche

Liquore Strega
Lime juice
Fresh cream

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.

Voodoo Witche

Liquore Strega
Puerto Rican rum
Dry vermouth
Greem Creme de Menthe
Green cherry, stuck with two pins
Cocktail shaker

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.

Creole Witche

Liquore Strega
Fresh orange peel

On the rocks, pour 1 part Strega, 1 part anisette, and 3 parts bourbon. Stir and decorate with an orange peel.

Myth's Notes

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.

2015 Myth Woodling (Recipies cannot be copyrighted.)

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