Elysian Fields

Chris Hannah adds a good dose of Peychaud's bitters here, giving the cocktail a pretty pink-red color. Peychaud's, a brand of bitters with bright anise and cherry flavors, is made from a recipe dating back to 19th-century New Orleans. Plus:  How to Make Bitters 

Total Time:
5 mins


  • 2 ounces VS Cognac

  • 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur

  • 1/4 ounce yellow Chartreuse (spicy herbal liqueur)

  • 1/4 ounce Peychaud's bitters

  • 1/2 ounce fresh orange juice

  • Ice

  • 1 lemon twist, for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Cognac, maraschino liqueur, yellow Chartreuse, Peychaud's bitters and orange juice. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the lemon twist.

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