Made since 1793 in New Orleans and considered to be ideal with Cognac cocktails, as well as being an ingredient of the classic Sazerac.
Originally formulated as a medicinal tonic, Peychaud's aromatic bitters quickly became a favourite of 19th century bartenders. Today, it is one of only two bitters brands to survive Prohibition unscathed.
Cocktail bitters are spirits infused with flavors, typically from plants, fruits, or spices. Infusing your cocktail recipes with just a few drops of bitters will give them an additional level of flavour depth. Many bitters are also renowned for their ability to cure hangovers.
Peychaud's are lumped in the same category as Angostura aromatic bitters but boast a telltale bright red color and slightly sweeter flavour profile with loads of warm Christmas spices. A few dashes is essential to the classic sazerac and vieux carré, which means you bar can't be without a bottle.
- New Orleans' signature bitters brand
- Sweeter than Angostura with lots of Christmas spices
- Essential to the Sazerac cocktail
- One of only two brands to survive Prohibition
- 35% alcohol by volume
- 148ml / 5oz