Need Italian liqueur - - Alchermes
Carol Field recommends substituting marsala, though real marsala vergine is almost as hard to find as Alkermes.
Here are some recipes similar to hers if you want to make your own:
the brand I have is Lindoch's . it says xxxttigliato Dalle Distillerie Valdoglio S.p.A.
The label is ripped so do not know the xxx letters.
I bought in Florence in 90's I think. For some reason I seem to recall that there might be or might have been an import ban . I usually dont waste my space bringing back things I can get here unless really a cost benefit.
Also spelled Alkermes, as in Alkermes-Elisir di Lunga Vita.
It's made by Alla Gustaria, in Prato.
You can write to them, and ask who their US importer is, who can then tell you who carries Alchermes in the Bay Area. Probably an Italian specialty grocer.
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