Thursday, April 3, 2008

Gin Thursday, No. 1

There I was minding my own business, reading Serious Eats. Before I knew it, this led to the LA Times on gin cocktails making a comeback. You could have knocked me over with a juniper berry. A few of us like our cocktails classic and not sweet, but we seem to be in the minority. (A , D, & J, you know who you are.)

The plot thickened as I sought a recipe for the Pegu cocktail. Not only did I find one, but a whole list of gin cocktails.

Hence, the first in a series on Gin Thursday. Thursday so you can stock up any missing ingredients by Friday, of course.

This cocktail is sophisticated, citrusy, and tart. A great combination with Bombay Sapphire. Put on your Gotan Project cd and mix one up. Ahhh.

The Pegu:

1 1/2 ounces gin

1/2 ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec

3/4 ounce fresh lime juice

a dash of Angostura bitters

Shake in cocktail shaker with ice until your hands start sticking to the shaker. Strain into chilled up glass.


  1. mmmm...I love gin. Looking forward to these Gin Thursdays :)

  2. Gin is one of my favorites too, Stef. I'd like to try some of the other specialty gins, but so far Sapphire is a favorite.


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