Sint Katharina strawberry and chocolate Elixir
STRAWBERRY AND CHOCOLATE:
The tasty strawberries from Hoogstraten are a household name at home and abroad. We made a delicious drink where the strawberry and chocolate with the help of herbs form a balanced, sweet, digestif. The strawberry and chocolate give the elixir a sublime accent.
“LONG CARTRIDGES” FROM HIGH STREETS
Katharina was a young, very intelligent and well-read teenager. When the Emperor wanted her as a second wife, she refused because she had promised herself to be a virgin to God. The Emperor sent her 40 pagan philosophers to renounce her faith.
These all returned to Christianity … Furious, the Emperor wanted to crush her with a torture wheel. This wheel broke, struck by lightning. Then he wanted her to burn, but the fire was blown apart by the wind and burned the executioners instead of Katharina.
The decapitation eventually worked. However, milk flowed from the wound! This milk saved the city from the prevailing plague.
The St. Katharina church of Hoogstraten reminds us of the time when Hoogstraten was a leading, prosperous city that wanted to honor St. Katharina with a beautiful brick-built church nicknamed “Long Katrien”.
700 ml. – 25% full.