Antoine Amedie Peychaud, an apothecary, brought this recipe to the United States in 1793. Good for what ailed one irrespective of malady, gave an added zest to potions of cognac brandy he served friends and others who came to his pharmacy.
Today these bitters are an important element in the Sazerac Cocktail and can also be used in The Manhattan, The Old-Fashioned and many other classic cocktails. Peychaudâ€™s is one of the best-selling bitters in the U.S. market.
The exact recipe is a closely guarded secret that only a few know! The taste is sweet with slight hints of cherry, clove, and nutmeg flavors on the nose.
Legendary favorite since the 1800's.
One of only two bitters to survive from pre-prohibition days.