How to Make a Pegu Cocktail

The Pegu Cocktail or Pegu Club is another well admired gin based drink that originated from Burma. The name of this cocktail was also derived from a club in Burma. That club was called Pegu Club and Pegu Cocktail was a signature drink of this establishment. Pegu was an exclusive club, as its membership was limited to foreigners only who either belonged to the military or worked on senior posts at government level, or were prominent business figures. The recipe of Peg Cocktail first surfaced on the scene when Harry Craddock published his Savoy Cocktail Book back in 1930, in which he called this drink Pegu club Cocktail. This cocktail remained a huge hit until World War II, after which it slowly started to lose its popularity. However, Pegu Cocktail grasped the limelight once again after some time when several bar tenders started serving it once again.

The Pegu Cocktail is considered as a summer drink as it has all the ingredients that will cool you down in hot weather. The taste of this amazing drink gives a touch of grapefruit. Bartenders use a cocktail shaker to prepare this cocktail and then serve it either with a slice of grapefruit or its twist, whereas others use a slice of lime in order to compliment the lime juice in it. You can make this tasty Pegu Cocktail by following a simple recipe given in this guide.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 01 glass
Utensils: Cocktail Shaker & Cocktail Glass
– 2 oz gin
– 3/4 oz orange liqueur
– 1/2 oz lime juice
– 2 dashes Angostura bitters
– lime wedge or peel for garnish
– ice


  • 1

    Pour all the aforementioned ingredients (gin, orange liqueur, lime juice & Angostura bitters) into a cocktail shaker.

  • 2

    Then fill the cocktail shaker with ice.

  • 3

    Shake all these ingredients well.

  • 4

    After shaking the ingredients well, strain them into an ice-cold cocktail glass.

    Note: It is advised to put the glass in the fridge while you're preparing the cocktail.

  • 5

    Décor the cocktail with a peel or lime wedge and it is ready to be served.

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