This drink predates the popular spot in New York’s Soho. It was first served in the 1930s, when Yangon was Rangoon and Myanmar was Burma. It is another example of how the British colonialists passed part of their time holding the empire together. Very dry gin, please, my dear fellow.
Pegu Club Cocktail
1 1/2 ounces dry gin
3/4 ounce Orange Curacao
1 dash lime juice
1 dash orange bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters
Put it all in an ice-filled mixing glass. Stir until well chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
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Tasting notes: Bitters and gin combine for a classic, aromatic stiff drink.
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