Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Amer Picon

Also Known As:  Sirop de Picon, Picon club What it is:  Bitters

Caramel-coloured, flavoured bitters drunk as an apéritif, which traditionally accompanies beer in the east and north of France. It is made from a base of fresh oranges which are dried and mixed with a solution of alcohol which is distilled. Picon also contains gentian and quinquina in equal measures. Sugar, syrup and caramel are added last.

 

Further reading:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amer_picon
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