Italian Coffee

Strega (Liquore Strega) is an Italian liqueur that has been produced in Benevento, Italy since 1860. The recipe is a mix of 70 herbs and spices which include Samnite mint, Ceylon cinnamon, Florentine iris, Italian Apennine juniper, fennel, and saffron. Find a similar herbal liqueur if Strega isn't available in your area.

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1/2 ounce herbal liqueur (Strega recommended)
5 ounces hot black coffee
1 1/2 ounces whipped cream
sugar, to taste


Pour coffee and liquor into a coffee cup and sweeten to taste.

Gently float the cream on top, and sprinkle with nutmeg.


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