Pegu Club- 2 oz gin, .75 oz orange liqueur, .5 oz lime juice, 2 dash Angostura bitters

8 Dec

2 oz. gin (Hendrick’s)
.75 oz. Orange Liqueur (Patron Citronge)
.5 oz lime juice
2 dash Angostura bitters
Lime slice garnish (optional)

Shake over ice. Double-strain into chilled cocktail glass.

This is an excellent classic cocktail for those who enjoy sours, but are not yet sold on gin. Hendrick’s in particular is a great entry gin for the juniper timid. Its rose and cucumber infusion render it more accessible for gin newcomers, coupled with the sweetness of the Citronage and the tart lime juice, and followed by a warm-spice finish makes for an very well balanced drink. This is a fun cocktail to experiment with different gins to find your favorite version. Robert Hess has a great video and short history on the Pegu Club on the Small Screen Network here.


2 Responses to “Pegu Club- 2 oz gin, .75 oz orange liqueur, .5 oz lime juice, 2 dash Angostura bitters”


  1. Derby Cocktail- 1 oz. Michter’s Bourbon, 1 oz Vya Sweet Vermouth, .75 oz Creole Shrubb, .75 oz lime juice, mint « craft cocktails - December 10, 2010

    […] a top choice among orange liqueurs. This is a good cocktail for fans of sour drinks such as the Pegu Club, whom prefer whiskey to […]

  2. Pink Slipper- 1.5 oz @HouseSpirits Aquavit, .75 oz lemon juice, .5 oz orange liqueur, dash Peychaud’s bitters, lemon zest « craft cocktails - December 15, 2010

    […] is a Pegu Club style cocktail, where the gin is swapped for aquavit, the lime for lemon, and the Angostura for […]

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