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The Pegu Club cocktail (via swanksalot@flickr)

The Pegu Club is in our Top 10 because it is truly a cocktail for grown-ups. It is old too, harkening back to Rangoon, Burma in the 1920s and is named after the club where it was invented.

This is one cocktail where the FYD card is a must. Almost every bar has these ingredients but it is the precise proportions that makes or breaks its greatness. We have tried a few and tip our hats to the Robert Hess recipe as being the best. Like the Bronx, another great option for the gin-fearful consumer to ease the entry into classic cocktail culture.