June 19, 2011

Pegu Club

Oh, how I love the history of this cocktail. It speaks to me of Kipling and gentlemen

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.

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