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…

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.

Rich Burrow

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