The history of Picon liqueur in Africa began about 150 years ago. A soldier named Gaetan Picon created it in 1837, after his return from Algeria. Before he named his creation Picon, it was called Amer African. The base of the Picon is made from the distillation of orange peel, gentian extract, cinchona bark, sugar, caramel and alcohol. The special thing about the Picon Bière is that the liqueur is mixed with pilsner or wheat beer.Tasting notes:Fruity aromas of oranges before more complex notes of gentian and quinquina round off the taste. Best enjoyed with beer: Pour half a litre of chilled beer onto 3cl Picon Bière - refine with a dash of lemon.