Plenty of folks are writing about the Pegu on the Intarwebs these days!
Yes, everything is proceeding as I have forseen…
The latest mention I’ve seen is from Jim Mathews, who has perhaps the most difficult cocktail blogging job on the planet: Covering the vibrant Salt Lake City, Utah cocktail scene! Here’s his bio, as it shows on the examiner.com website:
Amateur mixologist Jim Mathews has lived in Utah for 25 years and has sometimes had trouble finding a good (or any) cocktail. Jim will help you navigate the Utah cocktail scene and make your own cocktails
He works his way into the Pegu straight from the Savoy Cocktail Book, which is not the easiest route. His resulting modification is an improvement, if still a little sweet.
Jim, the Pegu is supposed to be a tart, stinging drink! Back off the Cointreau even more and see how it pops! Or just settle on the Holy Ratio of 3-1-1 and say, “you’re welcome”!
Finally, his picture illustrates the biggest problem I see with the one dash of Orange bitters, and one dash of Angostura school of Pegu thought. The drink should be a light orange-pink, not looking like a Daiquiri.