Pegu Club

Pegu Club

The Pegu is a gin-based cocktail that was the signature drink of Burma’s Pegu Club, a social club written about by the likes of Rudyard Kipling. The club was located just outside Rangoon. The recipe appeared in The Savoy Cocktail Book of 1930 by Harry Craddock and was called The Pegu Club Cocktail.

The Pegu is best served in a chilled glass and is considered a hot weather drink. Its taste is reminiscent of grapefruit and some bartenders will garnish it with a twist of grapefruit peel or slice of fresh grapefruit although it is commonly served with a slice of lime to compliment the lime juice in the drink.

Pegu Club Cocktail Recipe

1 dash Fee Brother’s Orange Bitters
1 dash Fee Brother’s Old Fashioned Bitters
1 tsp fresh lime juice
1 oz orange Curacao
2 oz gin

Shake with ice.
Strain into a 3 oz cocktail glass and enjoy.

Fees Orange Bitters Fees Old Fashioned Aromatic Bitters

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