Strega (or Liquore Strega), is an Italian herbal liqueur produced since 1860 by the S. A. Distilleria Liquore Strega in Benevento, Campania, Italy. Its yellow color comes from the presence of saffron in its recipe. Liquore Strega is 80 proof (40%) and among its approximately 70 herbal ingredients are mint and fennel. Strega is considered a digestif, meant for drinking after meals.Strega has a similar appearance to Galliano (though less vibrantly yellow). Strega is the Italian word for "witch" and since legends of witchcraft at Benevento date back to the time of the Lombard invasion, it was a natural choice of name for the liqueur. The liqueur is sometimes called "the witch" in the English-speaking world.
Strega is an extremely versatile liqueur that can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks, guaranteeing certain satisfaction to those who ask for more. The taste and the sunny yellow color are ideal for any moment of the day. Its subtle aroma may be also enjoyed as an addition to ice-cream, fruit cocktail, and as an ingredient in cakes.