Picon Biere Liqueur Bitters

100cl / 18%
Picon Biere Liqueur Bitters
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This famous French orange bitter liqueur is a staple in its home country, where it is mixed with pilsner or wheat beer to create a potent brew known simply as Picon Biere. Created in 1830, Picon also contains essences of gentian and quinine. It is particularly delicious (and dangerous) with Hoegaarden.

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This product may contain the following:
  • sulphur dioxide and sulphites at concentrations of more than 10mg/kg or 10mg/l

Picon Biere Liqueur Bitters Reviews

30 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    13 February

    Years ago a friend who owned an Hotel and bar in France introduced me to this almost like using as a cordial and then adding lager. I have been in love with it ever since and hate it when I run out. It is a log cheaper in France of course. I am going to Strasbourg in the spring so hope to buy a couple of bottles there, it really give a kick to lager but is quite strong. On reading some reviews on Picon I see it can be used for a variety of drinks, maybe half a dozen botts wouldn''t go amiss. !!

  • 5
    1 December 2014


  • 5
    23 October 2014

    My cocktail invention: 1.5fl oz gold rum (of your choice), 1fl oz Briottet Creme de Fraises des Bois (Tosolini is the only alternative I''ve found that approaches this), 1fl oz Amer Picon. The Amer Picon is the optional ingredient here but it adds an extra dimension. Don''t drink more than 1 - it works out strong.

  • 3
    24 June 2014

    I used it to make a Brooklyn cocktail for my wife. It is a variant of a Manhattan. She liked it and want me to occasionally make another.

  • 5
    24 June 2014

    Super Stuff. first tried this in France on the recommendation of a waiter. Always have it over there now. being able to buy it in the UK is a pleasure that brings back holiday memories :-)

  • 24 May 2014

    Picon bier in France makes all bier better except Belgium bier, it holds excellence alone.

  • 14 December 2012

    Absolutely love it mixed with a nicely chilled beer. Going back to France in January so will be stocking up

  • 2 March 2012

    I tried for the first time in a Chamonix restaurant! and I couldn't believed myself, so rich and nice for the palate! I wished I could find it in Miami!

  • 5 September 2011

    just tried this for the 1st time, very nice with lager, will try it with the other suggestions over time

  • 2 August 2011

    My favourite cafe (the Cafe Brancardieres in Lourdes) makes a cocktail called a Cesar. It is Picon Amer, white wine and a number of other "secret" ingredients which no amount of wheedling or bribery will coax from them. Quite outstanding as an aperatif.

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