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Mysterious Sicilian after dinner drink

Penne Nov 27, 2001 03:42 PM

I am trying to find an after dinner drink I had in Palermo, Sicily. The name of it was Elisir dei sette polenti. Has anyone heard of this before? Tasted like a Sambuca, but with quite more of a heated explosion in the mouth... was really good.

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    Joanne Nov 28, 2001 10:14 AM


    I just checked around on Google for your after dinner drink but only came up with Italian language Websites. By the way, it's Elisir dei Setti Potenti (not Polenti) which I believe roughly translates to Elixir of Seven Powers. Good luck finding it.

    A Sicilian-American Woman

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    1. re: Joanne
      martha Nov 28, 2001 03:50 PM

      Ask for Rick at Martignetti's on cross street, in the North End also. If they don't have it they may be able to order it.

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      9lives Nov 28, 2001 11:25 AM

      You might want to try Cirace's Liquor..they're in the North End and have an extensive selection of Italian wines and liqueurs.

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