What is a Picon beer?
Picon is a 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.
Is Picon sold in France?
Confusingly, there are two types of Picon available in France: Picon Club and Picon Bière. The former is meant to be served as an apéritif, perhaps mixed with white wine while the latter is meant to be added to beer.
What does Picon taste like?
What Does Amer Picon Taste Like? This dark amber amer lives up to its style, and it is indeed bitter, but a bright bittersweet orange flavor balances that. The bitterness is also offset by an underlying sweetness and a dry quinine finish.
Where is Picon made?
The traditional liqueur used (Amer Picon) is made in Marseille, France, and is not readily available in the United States, so Torani Amer has come to be the standard liqueur used.
How do you serve Picon biere?
Instead, approximate the French staple by combining a sweet, citrus-leaning amaro, orange liqueur, and a pilsner or light lager. Serve it in a Collins glass or build it directly in the beer bottle or can by taking a few big sips and pouring in the rest of the ingredients directly.
What beer goes with Picon?
The Picon Bière is France’s version of a shandy based on the now-obscure bitter orange liqueur, Amer Picon. For the most refreshing version, build a crisp beer (pilsner or kolsch are both good options) over homemade Picon and a handful of ice, and garnish with an orange wheel.
Why is Amer Picon not available in the US?
Picon is not exported to the United States. Over drinks in Paris, Peter Schaf of Tempus Fugit Spirits told me it’s because the spirit contains calamus, a flowering plant that’s used for medicinal purposes but is banned by the FDA.
How do you drink Picon amer?
Traditionally served over ice with a dash of Grenadine, soda and a slice of orange or with lemon syrup and topped with soda water. However, now more commonly drunk mixed with wine or beer. Two different styles of Amer Picon are produced to suit different mixers.
What does Picon mean in French?
French: from a diminutive of pic ‘pick’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or used such implements.
How do you use Picon?
Directions for Use Take a small amount of Picon Cream 10 gm on the fingertip and apply as a thin layer on the clean and dry affected area as prescribed by your doctor. Avoid contact of Picon Cream 10 gm with nose, mouth or eyes.
Is Picon Lebanese?
Our historic Brand Picon was launched in the Lebanese market back in 1965. A processed cheese brand produced by the French Multinational Fromagerie Bel marked a revolution for consumers. Picon became the leader in the processed cheese category in Lebanon with its continuous strive to launch dairy novelties.
How much Picon do you put in beer?
If you can get your hands on a bottle of Amer Picon and want to try making it at home, the rule of thumb seems to be four parts beer to one part Picon.