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Pegu Club recipe

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Pegu Club recipe

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tomjb27 | | Jun 11, 2010 02:01 PM

I recently discovered this cocktail and I've enjoyed my various attempts at making it, but I'm curious if there is any general consensus on the actual proportions, because I've found the recipe to be different at every online cocktail resource I've tried. The amount of lime seems to be the main sticking point, with some recipes calling for equal parts lime and orange curacao and others as little as a teaspoon lime. My problem is that I've never actually had this drink made by a professional, so I have no idea if what I've settled on is what it's supposed to taste like (not that that's going to stop me from making it my way, but I'm curious what the standard is, if there is one).

Personally, I've come down in the middle: 1/2 oz lime, 3/4 oz orange liquor (I use Grand Marnier), 2 oz of gin (Beefeater), Angostura and Regans Orange bitters.

Here are three examples of the different recipes you'll find on the web:

2 ounces London dry gin
3/4 ounce orange curacao
3/4 ounce lime juice
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash orange bitters

•2 oz gin
•3/4 oz orange liqueur
•1/2 oz lime juice
•2 dashes Angostura bitters
•lime wedge or peel for garnish

1 dash Angostura bitters.
1 dash orange bitters.
1 teaspoonful lime juice. (4 dashes)
1/3 curacao. (1 oz)
2/3 dry gin (2 oz)

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