Pegu Club

Learn how to make the perfect Pegu Club cocktail with our collection of classic recipes and variations. Explore the history of this iconic gin-based drink and impress your guests with your bartending skills.
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I started making this drink back when I first heard about it in 2006. I used to favor some pretty hefty proportions, but I’ve tamed my version of the drink down just a little in recent years. This drink was created at the Pegu Club in Rangoon, Burma, probably in the 1920s. According to Harry…

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Lynette Lenau
The 9-Bottle Bar Recipe: The Pegu Club — Drink Recipes from The Kitchn Drinking, Gin, Snacks, Drink Recipes, Prosecco Cocktails, Drinks, London Dry Gin, Bars Recipes, Cocktails To Try

This drink, which supposedly originated at the bar of a British private club in the Burmese capital of Rangoon sometime in the 1920s, is squarely in the wheelhouse of the 9-Bottle Bar. It calls for four of the nine bottles, with lime juice as a fifth, acidity-adding ingredient. Being a British invention by way of a steamy ex-colony, the Pegu Club starts with London dry gin and then goes long on both citrus and bitters. In fact, the build is pretty darn close to that of the Margarita.

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Rich Burrow

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