2 oz. gin (Hendrick's)
.75 oz. Orange Liqueur (Patron Citronge)
.5 oz lime juice
2 dash Angostura bitters
Lime slice garnish (optional)
Shake over ice. Double-strain into chilled cocktail glass.
This is an excellent classic cocktail for those who enjoy sours, but are not yet sold on gin. Hendrick's in particular is a great entry gin for the juniper timid. Its rose and cucumber infusion render it more accessible for gin newcomers, coupled with the sweetness of the Citronage and the tart lime juice, and followed by a warm-spice finish makes for an very well balanced drink. This is a fun cocktail to experiment with different gins to find your favorite version. Robert Hess has a great video and short history on the Pegu Club on the Small Screen Network here.