Originally created around 1830 by Antoine Amédée Peychaud, an apothecary from France who settled in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1795. His bitters was made for all types of ailments, and was added to cognacs and brandy drinks, popular at the time. The added dimension of flavour that bitters added caught on and customers were requesting their brandy be spiked with a dash of Peychaud’s Bitters at the coffee houses. The zest Peychaud’s Bitters adds to drinks and food has given it an honoured place in famous gourmet recipes the world over. Peychaud’s is an aromatic cocktail bitters adding an extra dimension of flavour and enhances the flavours it mixes with. Peychaud eventually became the lead bartender of the Sazerac Coffeehouse where he continued mixing simple cocktails with his bitters to much acclaim. It is this belief in simplicity and quality that serves as the basis for Peychaud’s Aperitivo.
Clear, light rusty red with bright glints.The bouquet shows zesty orange and grapefruit with underlying herbal notes. The palate is light and subtle, bitter sweet and zesty with bitter orange, grapefruit sherbet and herbal rooty complexity. Faint clove spice with lingering orange and grapefruit light bitter zest on the finish.