Mixology Monday: Spice

mxmologoSorry folks, I got nothing today. More specifically, I got no time today! I just wanted to throw up this post to remind any stragglers to go to Tiki Drinks and Indigo Firmaments and check for Craig’s roundup of all the best the cocktailosphere has to offer on the use of spices in drinks!
Or you could just do the right thing and drink a Pegu.

It’s the best cocktail on Earth after all.

And Angustora Bitters has lots of spices in it.

And so does Gin.

See? I do have MxMo post! And I finally can post a Pegu as my MxMo recipe.


  • 3 parts Bombay Sapphire
  • 1 part Cointreau
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • 2-3 dashes Angustora Bitters

Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

(I know, I’m unspeakably lame. But the drink sure as hell isn’t!)


  1. Brian

    18 December

    hey – isn’t there an egg missing from this recipe?

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  2. Doug

    18 December

    Heh. Yes, you can add a dollop of egg white to it, which changes the consistency to a rich and creamy one.
    19 out of 20 times, I make it without the egg. It’s just easier.

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  3. Jac

    18 December

    Angostura and Gin for spice?!?

    Brilliant. I feel I have much to learn…

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  4. Doug

    18 December

    Don’t mention it, Grasshopper. I exist to bequeath my dark, previously hidden knowledge.

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  5. Ambitious Drinker

    19 January

    I’m not fond of sweet drinks myself, but I have found Angostura and Gin to be a great combo. In the spirit of the Vesper, may I present the Samizdat:

    2 parts gin
    1 part vodka
    dash Rose’s lime
    enough Angostura to turn the drink a vivid orange color.

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