Aurum (liqueur)

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TypeSweet alcoholic beverage
Country of origin Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy
Flavourcitrus fruits

Aurum is a sweet orange-flavored Italian liqueur produced in Pescara[1] since 1925. It is 40% alcohol by volume and it is made from aged brandy and a citrus fruit infusion consisting of orange rind, orange juice and saffron.[2][3] The saffron serves to imbue it with a deep yellow coloration.[2] Aurum has been described as a digestif.[4] It goes well with sweets, especially with parrozzo, another specialty of Pescara. Other than as a drink, it is often used as a cake ingredient or as an addition to ice-cream.


The name of this liqueur was chosen by Amedeo Pomilio, the founder of the Aurum factory, upon suggestion by the poet and writer Gabriele D'Annunzio, with a reference to the ancient Roman origins of the recipe. The name derives from the pun between the Latin words aurum, which means gold, and aurantium, which means orange (fruit).


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Floor plan of the distillery, Pescara 26 September 1938


  1. ^ Root, W. (1992). The Food of Italy. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. p. 536. ISBN 978-0-679-73896-1. Retrieved 6 June 2023.
  2. ^ a b Solmonson, D.; Solmonson, L.J. (2014). The 12 Bottle Bar: Make Hundreds of Cocktails with Just Twelve Bottles. Workman Publishing Company. p. 286. ISBN 978-0-7611-8138-5. Retrieved 6 June 2023.
  3. ^ "Aurum liqueur information". 11 June 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2023.
  4. ^ Hellmich, M. (2010). The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cocktails. Chronicle Books LLC. p. 232. ISBN 978-0-8118-7290-4. Retrieved 6 June 2023.

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