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Pegu Club

The Pegu Club is a great example of the trend for fresh, balanced cocktails. It’s flavor is reminiscent of grapefruit, which makes it a great, refreshing drink for a hot, muggy day. It was created in the 1920’s at the Pegu Club in British colonial Burma, and the cocktail experienced a resurgence in popularity in the last few years. Try one, and you’ll know at the first sip why…

Pegu Club

The Pegu Club at Au Cheval in Chicago

Pegu Club
(This exact version was suggested by Paul McGee when he was at The Whistler)

2 oz Distiller’s Gin No. 11
¾ oz Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz Triple Sec
1/4 oz simple syrup (1:1)
4 dashes Angostura bitters

Shake ingredients with ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist.

Cheers!