- martini glass
- Fixing a mixer with ice and pour in all the ingredients.
- Stir vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish with an orange twist.
What does Amer Picon taste like?
Amer Picon has a complex taste; it is made from dried oranges, once distilled it is mixed with sugar, syrup and caramel flavourings. The liqueur is bitter, but with some lingering sweetness from the oranges. Before completion, Amer Picon also has gentian (A white wine made from Gentiana flowers) and quinquina (A wine made from bark that contains quinine) added.
Amer Picon is used in several classic French drinks including the Liberal cocktail.
What is Amer Picon?
Amer Picon was created in 1837 by the Frenchman Gaéton Picon whilst performing his military service in North Africa. As a result of contracting malaria (which was commonplace) he sought to make a drink which made consuming quinine palatable. Quinine is used in the treatment of Malaria.
What is an aperitif?
The word Aperitif was originally used by the French to refer to an alcoholic drink to be consumed before dinner. Other than the Liberal cocktail, some other popular examples of an aperitif are; the French Martini, Dubonnet, Vesper Martini, Negroni, Aperol Spritz and the Cardinale cocktail.