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Sep 8, 2009 04:04 PM

Where to find Peychaud's bitters in eastern Pennsylvania?

IS there anywhere, or do I have to order it online? I'm tired of reading its name over and over; I want to GET some. So far, no luck. And what about Creme Yvette? (I'm pushing it, I know)

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  1. You can buy it online from

    5 Replies
    1. re: davis_sq_pro

      Thanks. I was hoping to avoid shipping costs, but if that's the only way, then it's worth it.

      1. re: watercress

        I ordered some cause I was on a Sazerac kick. Honestly was underwhelmed. They just do not have that much flavor. I know it's sacriledge, but the sazerac is just fine with a smidge of angostura.

        1. re: StriperGuy

          I don't agree that they lack flavor per se, but they're certainly not as concentrated as Angostura. Easy fix: Add more. Two dashes of Peychaud's where you would use one of Angostura. A Sazerac with Angostura--no matter how tasty--is not a Sazerac; it's an Old Fashioned with an absinthe rinse.

          Here's a drink I created that really highlights the flavor of Peychaud's. It's a riff on the Trinidad Especial, a drink made with a large amount of Angostura, but uses Peychaud's in place of the Angostura, Velvet Falernum rather than orgeat, and rye instead of pisco. And a bit of absinthe, since we know from the Sazerac how well that pairs with Peychaud's.

          Unnamed, as of yet:

          1 oz Velvet Falernum
          1 oz Peychaud's
          3/4 oz rye
          3/4 oz lime juice
          1/8 oz absinthe

          Shake with ice and strain.

          1. re: davis_sq_pro

            Honestly, that just looks like a mess. I make a lot of cocktails myself and there is no way I would mix all of those ingredients together. An ounce of Peychaud's uggh. Plus absinthe plus the VF... I'll pass.

            1. re: StriperGuy

              I figured it wouldn't be your kind of thing. No worries!

    2. add it to your next order