Peychaud's Bitters

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Peychaud's Bitters

Peychaud's Bitters is a bitters distributed by the American Sazerac Company.[1][2] It was originally created around 1830 by Antoine Amédée Peychaud, a Creole apothecary from the French colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) who settled in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1795.[3][4] It is a gentian-based bitters, comparable to Angostura bitters, but with a predominant anise aroma combined with a background of mint.[5] Peychaud's Bitters is the definitive component of the Sazerac cocktail.[6][7] It is currently produced at the Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky.


  1. ^ "Peychaud's Bitters". New Orleans, LA: The Sazerac Company. Archived from the original on 2008-01-18. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  2. ^ "The Sazerac Company Web Site". Retrieved 2013-08-04.
  3. ^ "Peychaud's Bitters". Robert B. Hess. Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  4. ^ Rawson, Hugh (June–July 2006). "Why do we say... Cocktail?". American Heritage Magazine. 57 (3). Archived from the original on 2007-02-23. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  5. ^ Allan, M. Carrie (7 February 2018). "Bitters are essential to a good cocktail, but which ones should you buy?". Chicago Tribune. Chicago, Illinois. Archived from the original on 7 February 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  6. ^ "New Orleans Declares Sazerac Its Cocktail of Choice". All Things Considered. National Public Radio. June 26, 2008. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
  7. ^ "The Sazerac — Official Cocktail of New Orleans: How the Sazerac Cocktail Came to Be". Retrieved 2013-08-04.

Further reading[edit]

  • Toledano, Roulhac . The National Trust Guide to New Orleans, Page 226. New Orleans, LA: John Wiley & Sons, 1996. ISBN 0-471-14404-5.

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