Pegu Club Cocktail

Posted by TraderTiki on October 22nd, 2007 — Posted in Gin, Site

One of the fun things about running a blog, or any site for that matter, is seeing where your hits are coming from.  I get a lot of the expected referrals from the Blogroll, a few unusual sites and trackers, but a recent, extremely unexpected referral was straight from the Wall Street Journal’s site, specifically, an article by Eric Felten on the Pegu Club Cocktail.

I couldn’t believe it!  My hits weren’t going up unusually, but still, being linked on a legit for real bigtime site, whoda thunk it?  So, scanning through the article… scanning, scanning, scanning… no link.  Until, I see a brief glimmer of my site’s URL in the footer of the page under “Blog Posts about this topic”, generated by Sphere.com.  Well, I was selected by an algorithm (and quickly sequenced out of that rotation), but still, inspiration to drink must always come from somewhere!  So last night’s cocktail was, the Pegu Club Cocktail.

Pegu Club Cocktail

You can read more about it in the article on WSJ.com.  The writer does a good piece on the drink, though the proportions are not what I used.  Instead, I favor the recipe from Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, which reduces the Gin and Cointreau, and leaves the bitters to open discussion.  A very refreshing drink, the sweetness of orange and the sour of lime play very well, almost making a sour orange flavor, which I just adore.  One key for this drink is definitely the bitters.  I like this with a few hefty dashes of Angostura, but I could drink the stuff straight, so your taste may vary.  Fees Orange bitters also fare well, but if you’ve expressed orange oil into the drink, their addition doesn’t seem to add much.

If you look carefully at the picture, you can even see the orange my spiral came from in the background.

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