I've never been anywhere near Burma, and have no doubt that Burma under British rule was a pretty dismal place for a majority of the Burmese.
But every Dane of my generation, have this very romantic vision of Burma, because of and a very corny old Danish hit song Mandalay (Yes, it's Kipling's poem translated into Danish).
Every Sunday I heard this song on the radio all through my childhood.
What makes this song so perfect for this cocktail is that the four gentlemen singing it all had a true fondness for drink, and most of them died from it.
They would have loved a Pegu Club Cocktail.
- 6 cl gin
- 2 cl orange curacao (or Cointreau or Triple sec or even Grand Marnier)
- 1,5 cl fresh lime juice
- Dash of Angostura bittes
- Dansh of orange bitters
Add everything to mixing glass, add ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into your most beautiful glass.