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]


  1. ^ "The Sazerac Company, New Orleans, LA - Peychaud's Bitters". Archived from the original on 2008-01-18. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  2. ^ "The Sazerac Company Web Site". Retrieved 2013-08-04.
  3. ^ "Peychaud Bitters". Robert B. Hess. Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2009-03-16.
  4. ^ "American Heritage Magazine". American Heritage Inc. Archived from the original on 2007-02-23. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  5. ^ M. Carrie Allan (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". National Public Radio All Things Considered, 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.


  • 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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