The classic New Orleans bitters are a crucial ingredient to the infamous Sazerac cocktail. Peychaud's Bitters are sure to enhance the taste of whatever you're sipping on. As one of the only two brands of cocktail bitters to have survived the prohibition era - along with Angostura Bitters - Peychaud's are used in some of the world's most classic cocktails, such as the Manhattan, the Old Fashioned and the Whiskey Sour. Made right in New Orleans, they've been a legend since the 1800's.
The Peychaud's bitters are truly a classic, and their history speaks for itself. In 1793, in the western part of the Hispaniola island, called Saint-Domingue (Haiti), slavery was abolished, after a rebellion raised by slaves and free people of color against the French authority. The rich plantation owners were therefore forced out of the island, and a lot of them fled towards New Orleans, which was at the time under Spanish authorities, before they were under the French for a brief moment. Antoine Amédée Peychaud was an apothecary and the son of a doctor, and he was amongst the wave of deported French owners who found their place in New Orleans. He had managed to salvage a bitter herbal recipe he had came up with to cure malady, that he would combine to Cognac or Brandy and give to his patients. That was the original and still famous Peychaud's bitters recipe, that became a staple ingredient in many New Orleans classic cocktails, and it is now manufactured by the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky.
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|Flavour profile||Aromatic, Herbal, Bitter|
|Matching spirit||Dark Rum, Bourbon, Scotch, Whisky|
|Material||Glass & Plastic|
|Related cocktails||Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Sazerac|