Spirited Babble

Liquore Strega

Liquore Strega – The Witch

Liquore Strega2The name Strega, a popular proprietary liqueur produced in Campania, is Italian for “witch”. The liqueur got its name also because it is supposedly based on a witches brew. The legend  has it that witches disguised as maidens first made this liqueur in the city of Benevento. The aphrodisiac love-potion, guaranteed to unite forever any pair of lovers who drink it in unison. You have been warned!

The Strega legendary and magic taste comes from a slow and secret distillation of all natural ingredients. There are only two people in the world who know the exact proportion between the ingredients of a recipe handed on from father to son for five generations. Made and marketed since 1860, nothing much has changed. Saffron gives Strega its golden colour, and its unaltered perfume is a perfect and unique fragrance of several herbs coming from all over the world. The fruit base is a citrus blend with different botanical herbs making it slightly similar to yellow Chartreuse. It is slightly sweet, semi-viscous, and has a bold, complex taste.


How To Serve

Strega is considered a digestivo, meant for drinking after meals. You can enjoy it neat, but it is more appealing serve chilled or over ice.  It is a lovely accompaniment with freshly cracked nuts at the end of a meal.

This Halloween bewitch your palate with a delicious Witch Brew cocktail.


Read More

World Record Most Drinks Made In One Minute

Most Drinks Made In One Minute Bartenders are a special breed. A competent bartender is a high-speed technician that can do wonders with bottles. All sorts of competitions and contests exist for the industry. The World Record Acadamy is the leading international organization which certify world records. In February 2013 on the ABC network GMA […]

Read More

Luxardo Sour Cherry Gin

Luxardo Sour Cherry Gin Luxardo started to produce its London Dry Gin in 1936, based on the family’s original recipe dating back to the famed “Ginepro di Dalmazia” or Juniperus Oxycedrus (which is produced by steam distilling the branches and berries of the Juniper tree to release its fresh and earthy essential oils.) also known […]

Read More

Pama Liqueur

Pama pomegranate liqueur is American, released in 2006, and produced by Pama Spirits Co of Bardstown, Kentucky.  Pama is becoming a mainstream ingredient used in mixed drinks by bars and restaurants all over North-America. Pama is the category leader in pomegranate liqueur. This is not surprising, because of its authenticity, balanced flavour, and beautiful bottle. […]

Read More

Cocktail Trivia – Name That Rum Drink! Answers

Name that rum drink? Scroll down for the answers. ANSWERS: 1. Daiquiri  2. Cuba Libre  3. Piña Colada  4. Mojito  5. Cable Car  6. Dark’N Stormy  7. Hurricane  8. Mai Tai  9. Island Breeze  10. Hot Buttered Rum Let us know if you like the quiz.

Read More

Cocktail Trivia – Name That Rum Drink?

Name That Rum Drink? How well do you know your rum cocktails? The following are 10 popular rum drinks that a bartender should know. For each recipe, examine the list of ingredients and name the cocktail. Come back tomorrow Saturday to Spirited Babble for the answers. Also visit Facebook during the week for the answers.

Read More

North American White Whiskey

FEW white whiskey is bottled before it meets the barrel, this white whsikey retains an unadultered flavour with a crisp bite.

Read More


MIX IT UP Aperol is a bright orange Italian Apéritif with a bitter-sweet orange taste, and a light herbal finish. Aperol was originally created in 1919 in Padova, Italy, and now is produced by the Campari company. Aperol is made from a blend of  spirits, along with rhubarb, and exotic botanicals like gentians, and others […]

Read More

Garnish Made Simple For St Patrick’s Day

It is already March 13, which means that St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Make cool little green garnishes with fresh fruits for your St. Paddy’s cocktails. I came up with these DIY decorations that are fun, really easy to make, and  inexpensive.   I used the fruits that I had on hand […]

Read More

Valentine’s Cocktails – Fifty Shades of Red

    Fabulous cocktail recipes you’ll love   Warm up or cool off with blushing pink meets ravishing red drinks this Valentine’s Day. Each of this libations offers something unique, from sparkling to sweet & sour, so you’re sure to find a recipe that will satisfy your thirst. 1. High Garden Razz 2. Roselini 3. […]

Read More
Page 1 of 1212345...10...Last »