Master The Classics: Pegu Club
The Pegu Club was a boys club located in Rangoon, Burma (now known as Yangon, Myanmar) was the center of British social life during the 1920’s. It was opened as a haven for wayward explorers in a time when the British Empire was Colonizing their way across Asia. The Pegu Club was (surprise, surprise) it’s house cocktail.
Time went on and this very dry tipple found it’s way into Harry’s New York Bar and eventually, the owner Harry McElhone published the recipe in his book “Barflies and Cocktails” around 1927. Then in 2005 legendary New York City bartender Audry Saunders opened the Pegu Club in New York City further immortalizing it and solidifying it’s place in cocktail history.
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Here’s The Specs:
2oz (60ml) Gin
.75oz (20ml) Dry Curacao
.75oz (20ml) Lime Juice
1 Dash Angostura Bitters
1 Dash Orange Bitters