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Aurum is a sweet Italian liqueur produced in Pescara since 1925. It is 40% alcohol by volume and it is made from brandy and citrus fruit infusion. 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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