Peychaud's is a brand of cocktail bitters invented in the late 18th century by New Orleans apothecary Antoine Amedie Peychaud. Like most bitters, the recipe is a secret. Peychaud's bitters are now made by the Buffalo Trace distillery.
Peychaud's is a bright pinkish-red color and clear. It smells of tutti-frutti, licorice, and flowers. By cocktail bitter standards, it is only slightly bitter.
Peychaud's is best known as the bitters in the Sazerac. Both the cocktail and the bitters are strongly linked to New Orleans. Peychaud's is quite versatile in drinks, as it's not as heavy as most bitters.
Some popular cocktails containing Peychaud's Bitters
- Adventures Close to Home — Rhum Agricole, Mezcal, Amaro Nardini, Swedish Punsch, Bitters, Peychaud's Bitters, Grapefruit peel
- First Rodeo — Gin, Bianco Vermouth, Peychaud's Bitters, Grapefruit juice, Soda water, Simple syrup, Lemon juice, Orange peel
- PHI-FLIP — Genever, White port, Peychaud's Bitters, Egg yolk, Yogurt liqueur, Sugar
- Melody — Sweet vermouth, Amaro, Jägermeister, Peychaud's Bitters, Pussanga
- 8 Amaro Sazerac — Peychaud's Bitters, Amaro Meletti, Aperol, Amaro dell'Erborista, Ramazzotti, Campari, Amaro Sibilla, Amaro Montenegro, Herbal liqueur, CioCiaro, Orange cream citrate
- Mayan French Piccadilly — Gin, Aromatized wine, Xtabentun, Bitters, Peychaud's Bitters, Orange bitters
- Sioux City Slugger — Whiskey, Peychaud's Bitters, Demerara syrup
- Amaro Andrea — Sweet vermouth, Amaro, Fernet Branca, Peychaud's Bitters, Bitters, Mint, Orange, Lemon peel
- Haru High Booru — Scotch, Shochu, Peychaud's Bitters, Bitters, Club soda
- Break Bumper — Bourbon, Triple sec, Bitters, Peychaud's Bitters, Sparkling white wine, Lemon peel, Rosemary