Peychaud's bitters

Peychaud's Bitte is gentian-based bitters, similar to Angostura bitters, but with predominant anise, aroma combined with a background of mint. Peychaud's Bitters is the definitive component of the Sazerac cocktail. It is made at the Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky.

With 35% ABV, Peychaud's flavor varies from the profile of aromatic bitters, as it's light and fruity. This sweet liquid is reminiscent of licorice and caramel, as its slight traces of cherry, clove, and nutmeg leave your mouth watering and craving another drink. Peychaud's is quite versatile in drinks, as it's not as heavy as most bitters.

Peychaud's bitters is also great with

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Vieux Carre

The Vieux Carré is an IBA official cocktail made with rye whiskey, cognac, sweet vermouth liqueur, Bénédictine, and Peychaud's bitters. The cocktail is a slightly sweet, spiced, and warming drink with herbal, citrus, and smoky notes. The recipe was first stirred to life during the 1930s by Walter Bergeron, a bartender at New Orleans Carousel Bar.

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The Sazerac is a local variation of a cognac or whiskey cocktail originally from New Orleans, named for the Sazerac de Forge et Fils brand of cognac brandy. The drink is most traditionally a combination of cognac or rye whiskey, absinthe, Peychaud's Bitters, and sugar. The cocktail, which is a close cousin to the Old Fashioned, has been kicking around in one form or another since as early as 1838 and was trademarked in 1900 by Sazerac Co.