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Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto Liqueur

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About Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto Liqueur

750ml & 40 Proof

A fresh, new, instantly iconic liqueur from Italy—and one of our most popular bottles.

Selected as a recommended spirit to pair with Shaker & Spoon’s Puttin’ on the Spritz 2: Italian Affair Box.

Recommended by: Mia Mastroianni, Dario Doimo, and Valentino Longo

“It's no secret that I love a spritz, as well as a solid aperitivo hour, and Italicus aligns so perfectly with the Italian cocktail culture and lifestyle that I adore,” raves Mia. This spirit was specifically created using citrus and floral ingredients to achieve the perfect notes of bitterness balanced with delicate aromatics, and makes a wonderful addition to any home bar.

As Dario says, “Bright and zesty, Italicus is taking the cocktail world by storm with its unique flavor profile. It’s the perfect aperitivo!” There’s no finer way to enjoy la dolce vita.

“Italicus is a beautiful take on a classic rosolio, one of the oldest Italian aperitivos and one enjoyed by Italian royalty!” says Valentino. Italicus has beautiful aromas such as bergamot, lavender, elderflower. Definitely a sip of Italy!

Italicus is made from bergamot oranges. It offers heady floral aromas along with an herbal and delicately bitter taste, for a deliciously layered and enjoyable experience. And it adds a dash of Amalfi Coast elegance to the home bar.

Italicus can be used in any number of drinks, just as you would any citrus liqueur, and it pairs very well with all manner of sparkling wines and sodas—even IPAs! 

Gold - International Wine & Spirits Competition, 2017

Tasting Notes

Lightly citrus on the nose with hints of rose and lavender. On the palate, fresh tones of ripe citrus fruits are balanced with a light bitter and floral spice before giving way to a complex and long lasting finish.  

Suggested Serves

A Negroni Bianco has equal parts Italicus, dry gin, and dry vermouth

Feeling summery? Try the Summer Martini Spritz by Join Jules

Production Notes

​Revered Italian barman Giuseppe Gallo may just be one of the driving forces behind the worldwide popularization of amari, aperitivos, vermouths, and other Italian hallmarks of cocktail culture. 

And now he's given us Italicus. 

In creating this distinctive spirit, he challenged himself to revive a nearly-forgotten style of liqueur called Rosolio, an Italian aperitivo that is quite uncommon, especially in the US. Rosolio dates back to at least the 15th century, and was known in the 19th century as the “the drink of kings.” It is typically a liqueur derived from rose petals, though here bergamot brings citrus to the forefront.

Italicus is produced at Torino Distillati in Moncalieri, founded in 1906 and led by the Vergnano family of craft distillers. It is based on a recipe for Rosolio liqueur dating back to the 1800s.

Here Silician citrons and Calabrian bergamot oranges from a protected area of origin (IGP) are gently pressed in cold water. This is a process called sfumatura, which releases their essential oils—though it is rarely practiced in modern day distillation, as the botanicals macerate for up to 10 days (an unusual length of time). Today, most distilleries shortcut this process, but the founders of Italicus adhere to the Rosolio's traditional production methods to ensure a best-quality product.

The mixture is then fortified with natural beet sugar, Italian neutral grain spirit, and pure water.

Please drink responsibly. CA Residents: Proposition 65 Warning.

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  • Joseph P.
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    I recommend this product
    I'm More Into: Cocktails AND Sipping
    Age Range 45 - 54
    My Spirit of Choice (if forced to choose!) Scotch, Gin
    I Bought This For Myself
    Rated 5 stars
    Delicious and Unique mixer

    Such a unique flavor in this bottle! I shared it with several people and none had ever sipped anything like it. A bit on the sweet side, so best as a mixer but a small amount is a good sipper.

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  • Cyrus E.
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    I recommend this product
    I'm More Of A Cocktailer
    Age Range 55 - 64
    My Spirit of Choice (if forced to choose!) Tequila, Gin
    I Bought This For Myself
    Rated 5 stars
    Different and great in tequila cocktail

    Enjoyed this liquor w Anders Erickson’s cocktail suggestion with tequila…!!!!

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  • Marie L.
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    I recommend this product
    I'm More Of A Cocktailer
    My Spirit of Choice (if forced to choose!) Vodka
    I Bought This For Myself
    Rated 5 stars
    Bellissimo

    Still experimenting with various cocktails, so far I am very pleased with this liquer.!

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  • Calvin P.
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    I recommend this product
    I'm More Of A I Like 'Em Both!
    Age Range 65+
    My Spirit of Choice (if forced to choose!) Tequila, Whiskey, Gin, Vodka
    I Bought This For Myself
    Rated 5 stars
    New to me Liquor

    This was good on its own and went well in cocktails that were recommended to me. Great quality.

    Thank you

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  • Steve M.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    My Favorite Liqueur!

    This is, by far, my favorite liqueur! It’s great with Prosecco, but I like to mix it with some lemon juice and a little vodka and sip over ice. I love that it’s sweet without being overly sweet, but it’s not challenging to drink!

    Goes great in a Tom Collins as well!

    Overall a perfectly light, floral, citrus sweetness and should be the star of many many cocktails!

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