, Witches' Brew, is an Italian herbal liqueur whose bright golden hue comes from the presence of saffron in its formulation. I remember when I first saw the sunny bottle on a shelf at a bar in Rome. The bartender let me taste it and when I asked what was in it, he answered: "Tante cose, ma il colore viene da il zafferano
." [Many things, but its color comes from saffron.]
Saffron, mint, fennel, and almost seventy other herbs are blended together to make this liqueur. I was immediately smitten.
It will appear in my chocolate mousse and in my cioppino for tomorrow's dinner party. Recipes to follow.
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