The Pegu Club

This cocktail first appeared in the 1920’s and was the signature drink of a club of the same name located in Rangoon, Burma. Not sure whatever happened to the original Pegu Club, but they sure invented a killer combination with this cocktail. Not too sweet, and not too sour…the triple sec and lime create a nice balance while the gin holds down the base. I think the standard garnish on this one is a lime, but I’ve also heard of grapefruit being used. I didn’t have either so I made one with two maraschino cherries. Here’s the recipe:

2 oz. gin
1 oz. triple sec
1/2 oz. lime juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Combine the ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Shake until cold and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.

The Pegu Club

And here’s the addition of the cherry garnish which actually turned out to be pretty tasty!

With Garnish

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One Response to “The Pegu Club”

  1. Dave says:

    yay for drinks! i love this one…made especially by the master himself!