kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


Classic cocktail for your Friday drinking pleasure...

For your Friday drinking pleasure, a classic cocktail that is also one of my favorites. The signature drink of Burma's Pegu Club years ago, The Pegu is one of those drinks that's just perfectly balanced--which is why I love it so much. It has sweet, sour and bitter notes, but none stands out and overwhelms any of the others.


Pegu Club

2 ounces London dry gin
3/4 ounce orange curacao (you can substitute blue, which will add color, or Triple Sec)
3/4 ounce lime juice
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash orange bitters

Shake well with cracked ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.