Pegu Club Cocktail is the gin equivalent of the Daiquiri and Margarita, a sour cocktail with strong citrus flavor. The drink dates back to the early 20th century, first mentioned in Craddock’s 1930 “Savoy Cocktail Book,” which attributes it to the Pegu Club in Burma (what is now Myanmar). During and around the time of WWII, a drink called “Easy Dose” became a hit around the world. It then fell out of favor for a while. It is regaining some of its old fame due to the renewed interest now being taken in classic cocktails. The gin cocktail deserves attention because it’s great. Using Cointreau, Curaçao, or Triple Sec is all fine, and you should shake until your hands get cold from frost. The orange liqueur you choose is a matter of preference.
Go Ahead, Play With Your Gin
Today, we are lucky to be able to have a Pegu Club Cocktail at our disposal. Unlike 100 years ago, when drinkers had a limited selection of gins to choose from, we would have too many to choose from today. Additionally, the array of flavors they find is unlike anything they would have thought possible. You will get bored with this cocktail, which means that you will enjoy it. Choose a traditional London dry gin with juniper as the dominant botanical, and the sweet and sour notes of the botanicals will play off each other beautifully. A softer gin like Aviation or Hendricks may be a better choice on days when you just want something a little more delicate. Alternatively, the recipe can also be used to replicate the full flavor of any navy-strength gin. Cocktail maker Pegu Club makes a variety of versatile cocktails. The gin is also a good choice to have in your arsenal when you’re exploring new flavors. When tasting a new bottle of gin you may be curious about how the liquor reacts with citrus. This cocktail is the perfect way to test it out. Granted, the cocktail doesn’t work with every gin, and you might not like every combination. As you drink, you will find that you need to adjust the ratio from time to time. Yet, finding the perfect match is half the fun. A cut and the dry cocktail world would not be half as interesting as it is today.