1 oz Gin (Preferably a juniper-forward London Dry)
1 oz Cardamaro
1⁄2 oz Curaçao (Such as Pierre Ferrand)
1⁄2 oz Lemon juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.


After making the Interpol, I noted how Cardamaro, gin, and lemon conjured up tropical notes like pineapple along with a grapefruit one that reminded me a little of the Pegu Club. To bring it closer to that classic, I added in elements from the Pegu Club such as the orange liqueur and bitters, and I dubbed it the Copper Pagoda. The Pegu Club was created in Myanmar (formerly Burma) which is known for their pagodas; I opted for naming it after a color instead of a specific temple.

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Picture of Copper Pagoda
FRY 2021
Posted by yarm on 4/30/2021
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Somerville, MA
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  • Sure enough — it tastes tropical somehow. Solid drink.
  • Wow...it is surprisingly tropical. I could see adding some chinese 5 spice too., — ★★★★★
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