What is Suze?


Ferdinand Moureaux, who had acquired his family’s distillery in Maisons-Alfort, first put Suze on the market under the name Picotin in 1889 during the Paris World Fair. In 1898, the name was changed to Suze, which could be tied to Moureaux’s sister-in-law Susanne Jaspert or the river Suze in Switzerland, where Moureaux is reported to have purchased the recipe in 1885 or 1914.

In his collage Verre et bouteille de Suze from 1912, Pablo Picasso depicts a bottle of Suze.