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Peychaud's Bitters,1 x 14.8cl, ABV 35%

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The perfect Sazerac is a matter of personal preference, with variations in the type of sugar/sweetener used, the citrus garnish, and the addition of angostura bitters. The origins of bitters go back to the ancient Egyptians, who may have infused medicinal herbs in jars of wine. To help you choose the right bitters for your drink, here's a list of 12 cocktail bitters perfect for bringing a kick to your regular Old Fashioned.

And due to the hype about craft bartending, the selection of cocktail bitters is bigger than ever before. It can be used in both classic and modern cocktails, and it’s perfect for adding a bit of extra flavor.Well, it has a unique flavor profile that's both sweet and bitter, with notes of anise, cherry, and clove. Since cocktails often contain sour and sweet flavors, bitters are used to engage another primary taste and thereby balance out the drink and make it more complex, giving it a more complete flavor profile.

This practice was further developed during the Middle Ages, when the availability of distilled alcohol coincided with a renaissance in pharmacognosy, [4] which made possible more-concentrated herbal bitters and tonic preparations. Some of the more common ingredients are cascarilla, cassia (Chinese cinnamon), gentian, orange peel, and cinchona bark.It’s a popular drink in New Orleans and is often used in drinks such as the Sazerac and the Vieux Carré. The star anise infusion adds a subtle licorice flavor that perfectly complements the other ingredients, while the Peychaud's bitters add a touch of complexity to the drink. This cocktail features a star anise-infused vodka or pisco, fresh lemon juice, and ginger beer or ginger ale, topped off with a few dashes of Peychaud's bitters.

Peychaud's bitters are the only bitters besides Angostura to have survived the times of prohibition. Peychauds bitters are a key ingredient in many cocktails, and are especially popular in Old Fashioned cocktails. Flavouring agents are an extract (or tincture) from an individual plant, or a combination of extracts derived from numerous plants.A common question that is asked is whether or not Peychauds bitters are good for Old Fashioned cocktails. Unless you play with the base spirit and create, let's say, a Mezcal Old Fashioned or Oaxaca Old Fashioned, there are not many options to twist the recipe. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves American whiskey and wants to experience the flavors of New Orleans.

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