A Well Traveled Cocktail


I recently discovered my perfect summer cocktail.  The Pegu Club.  Brought to you all the way from its inception at a club in Burma in the 1800's, this favorite drink not only has a NY cocktail lounge named after it, but was also written about in head barman Harry Craddock's 1930's Savoy Cocktail Book as, "one that has traveled, and is asked for, round the world."

What I adore about this drink, is it's sophisticated simplicity.  It is like the little black dress of cocktails.   A perfect balance of orange, lime and spice, this drink is a crisp, tart, and refreshing alternative to a margarita on a hot and balmy night. 

Pegu Club
2 oz London Dry Gin
3/4 oz Curaçao or Cointreau
3/4 oz lime
angostura bitters
orange bitters

Shake and strain into chilled coupe glass.  Garnish with bitters and lime peel.

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