Peychaud’s Apothecary, located on Royal Street, was the birthplace of the first “Cocktail”.  Antoine Amedie Peychaud, owner of the New Orleans apothecary, used his “Peychaud’s Bitters” to make brandy toddies for his friends in 1838. 

The Sazerac Cocktail, made with Sazerac French brandy and Peychaud’s Bitters, became the first “branded” cocktail in 1850.  The old building which housed Peychaud’s Apothecary was demolished to make way for the 1892

Cosmopolitan Hotel, designed by Thomas Sully.


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Peychaud's Apothecary