Cordusio Red Berry Aperitivo

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 19.5%

Proof: 39°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of Italy Italy

Billed as being "the world's first red berry aperitif", Cordusio is flavoured with red berries and an infusion of botanicals. This Italian aperitivo takes its name from Piazza Cordusio in central Milan.

This aperitivo liqueur takes its name from Cordusio, a piazza in the centre of Milan which used to be home to a market where goods were traded, including herbs and botanicals.

Cordusio is "100% natural" with no artificial colours, no artificial flavours and is gluten-free and suitable for vegans.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 07/06/2023


Clear, crimson red.


Gentain, quinine and thyme with strawberry/raspberry fruit and citrus zest.


Bittersweet and with a thinner mouthfeel than other aperitivo liqueurs. (In terms of bitterness, Cordusio sits somewhere between Aperol and Select.) Headline red berry notes are distinguishable but vie for attention with bitter and herbal components.


Sweet on the lips but with long lingering herbal bitterness on the palate.


Cordusio's rocket-like bottle stands out but this Italian red bittersweet aperitif is yet another in an already crowded market and I'm not sure the liquid will prove compelling for many. The thin bottlenecks' incompatibility with speed pourers may also mean Cordusio's shapely bottle actually proves a hindrance to its success.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 003230003027
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Synthetic stopper

Barcode UPC: 8003230503022
Bottle Size: 4 litre
Closure: Synthetic stopper
Product Reference Code: CORD-8001.EU
Commodity Code: S200 22087010

Raw Materials

Berries Molasses Other raw material(s): Neutral Grain Spirit


Sugar content 195g/litre
C02 injected? No

Allergens and Additives

Contains Sugar (or other sweetener)


Suitable for Vegetarians
Suitable for Ovo-lacto vegetarian
Suitable for Vegans Suitable for Vegans icon
Gluten free

More about Cordusio

Produced by: Torino Distillati
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