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The Pegu Club in Rangoon (now Yangon), Myanmar, was a British colonial officers' club established in the late 19th century. Named after the Pegu River, the club was located just outside the city centre and became a social hub for British officials and expatriates during the time of the British Empire in Burma.

Founded in 1882, the Pegu Club was renowned for its luxurious amenities and became synonymous with the colonial lifestyle in Burma. It was a place where the British elite could gather to socialize, dine, and escape from the challenges of their administrative duties. The club was famous for its spacious verandas, high ceilings, and teak floors, reflecting the architectural style of the era and the region.

The Pegu Club cocktail, a gin-based cocktail for which the club is perhaps most famously remembered, was created there. This cocktail was designed to be refreshing in the tropical heat and quickly became popular among the club’s members. Over time, the cocktail gained fame outside of Burma and is considered a classic cocktail in the world of mixology.

As the sun set on the British Empire, the club's prominence waned, and it fell into disrepair following Burma's independence in 1948. The building still stands today, albeit in a dilapidated state, serving as a reminder of the colonial past and the complexities of Myanmar's history. It has been recognized for its historical value and there have been discussions and efforts regarding its preservation and potential restoration.


The cocktail is a mix between the Gimlet & Gin Sour. Enjoy your Pegu Club cocktail, a refreshing and sophisticated drink perfect for any occasion!

Ease of Making: Easy 

Glass Type: Nick Nora / Coupe or Martini Glass

Taste: Tart, refreshing with both citrus and herbal tones.


  • 60 ml Great Bustard Gin (Citrus Notes)
  • 22 ml Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 15 ml Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1-2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1-2 dashes of Orange Bitters
  • Optional: 5 ml Simple Syrup - For those who prefer a slightly sweeter cocktail.


  • Fill a coupe glass with ice.
  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and dry shake for about 30 seconds.
  • Add ice and continue to shake for one to two minutes.
  • Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  • Garnish with an orange twist.


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