Pegu Club Cocktail
* 2 ounces gin
* 1 ounce triple sec
* 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
* 1 dash Angostura bitters
* 1 dash orange bitters
Combine ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake until cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
This is Gary Regan’s adaptation of the Pegu Club Cocktail which originally appeared in Harry Craddock’s The Savoy Cocktail Book, circa 1930. The original, which does not include orange bitters, hails from the Pegu Club in what was once Rangoon, Burma. Says The Savoy Cocktail Book,
The favourite cocktail of the Pegu Club, Burma, and one that has travelled, and is asked for, round the world.
This is not to be confused with the Pegu Club, New York, a rather more modern establishment. I hear good things about that one though, and it’s on my list of bars to check out the next time I’m in NYC.
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