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Pegu Club

A gin cocktail perfect for summer

Origin

The Pegu Club was created in a British social club outside of Yangon in Burma, or Myanmar today. Since its creation, this cocktail has traveled around the world and exploded in popularity. Like many cocktails, this drink gets its name from the club that created it. The Pegu Club in Burma was a product of colonialism. Following its completion in 1882 it became a popular meeting place for British officials and journalists based in the area. A young newspaperman, by the name of Rudyard Kipling visited the club in 1889. Paul Theroux visited in the 1970s, writing about it in his book The Great Railway Bazaar. Print of this cocktail is most notably seen in Harry Craddock's The Savoy Cocktail Book, printed in 1930.

How to make it

1. Add all the ingredients to your shaking tin
2. Add ice and shake hard for 10-12 seconds
3. Double strain into a chilled glass

On the nose we get dry orange with a little hit of the botanicals from the gin. It's peppery and zingy. On tasting it's tart, bright, orangey and limey. A really refreshing drink, perfect for summer BBQs. It's a great introduction to gin and gin cocktails.

Enjoy!

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