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
- The Lady Chesdin — Gin, Dry vermouth, Orange bitters, Peychaud's Bitters, Bitters, Celery bitters, Cucumber, Onion, Sugar cube, Lime
- Break Bumper — Bourbon, Triple sec, Bitters, Peychaud's Bitters, Sparkling white wine, Lemon peel, Rosemary
- Laetare Fizz — Amaro Montenegro, Gin, Aromatized wine, Cassis, Peychaud's Bitters, Blood Orange Juice, Passion fruit puree, Heavy cream, Egg white, Lemon juice
- PHI-FLIP — Genever, White port, Peychaud's Bitters, Yogurt liqueur, Egg yolk, Sugar
- Melody — Sweet vermouth, Amaro, Jägermeister, Peychaud's Bitters, Pussanga
- Sioux City Slugger — Whiskey, Peychaud's Bitters, Demerara syrup
- Lost in the Supermarket — Scotch, Apple brandy, Drambuie, Sweet vermouth, Campari, Bitters, Peychaud's Bitters, Orange bitters, Orange peel
- Red Eyen — Rye, Aperol, Herbal liqueur, Peychaud's Bitters, Simple syrup
- Haru High Booru — Scotch, Shochu, Peychaud's Bitters, Bitters, Club soda
- Keeper of the Crossroads — Bourbon, Maurin Quina, Maraschino Liqueur, Peychaud's Bitters, Scotch, Cherry