Amer Picon

Posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Amer Picon

I received this gorgeous bottle of handcrafted Amer Picon from our friends, Jason and Kathy, at a recent dinner party. Both know their way aroud a cocktail bar. In fact, they soon will be opening the doors of Copperworks Distilling Company in Seattle. (For a glimpse of their beautiful space, remember this?)

Amer Picon is a bittersweet French digestif with a unique orange flavor. A very well respected Seattle bartender and owner of Canon, Jamie Boudreau, shared his own rendition of Amer Picon. Lucky me – I am relishing this enchanting liqueur (thanks again Jason!), and can make more when it is all too quickly gone.

Here is the recipe for:

Amer Boudreau

  • 3 bottles Amaro Ramazzotti
  • 7 1/2 cups orange tincture
  • 3/4 bottle Stirrings Blood Orange bitters
  • 3/4 litre Evian

Place all ingredients into a container and stir. Allow ingredients to get to know each other for at least a week. Filter and bottle. Keep excess refrigerated.

Plus a marvelous recipe featuring Amer Picon:

Nirvana Cocktail

  • 2 ounces Rittenhouse 100 proof rye
  • 1 ounce Amer Picon
  • 1/4 ounce Maraschino liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce Benedictine

Stir with ice and strain into a glass. Garnish with a orange twist if desired.


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