Pegu Club Cocktail (Difford's recipe)

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Ingredients

Barware

Coupe glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 175 calories in one serving of Pegu Club Cocktail (Difford's recipe).

Styles & Flavours

Times, Seasons & Occasions

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Lime wedge

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
2/3 fl oz Orange Curaçao liqueur
1/3 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/12 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
1 dash Orange bitters
1 dash Angostura or other aromatic bitters
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Our review:

Citrusy and refreshing with the gin base providing backbone. Rich zesty orange curaçao is accentuated by tart lime.

History:

Created in the 1920s at the Pegu Club, an expat gentlemen's club in British colonial Rangoon, Burma.

The cocktail appears in the 1923 "Harry" of Ciro's ABC of Mixing Cocktails with the following recipe "1 dash of Angostura Bitters, 1 dash of Orange Bitters, 1 teaspoon Lime Juice (Rose's), 1/6 Curaçao (Orange) 2/3 Gin" which transposes:
30 ml Dry gin
7.5 ml Orange curaçao
5 ml Roses lime cordial
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash Orange bitters

The Pegu Club also appears in Harry Craddock's seminal 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book where he notes, "The favourite cocktail at the Pegu Club, Burma, and one that has travelled, and is asked for, round the world."
"1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Orange Bitters
1 teaspoon Lime juice
1/3 Curaçao
2/3 Dry gin"

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