Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:16 PM
I hope so too, and you're right. It probably takes nothing away. I just can't say I agree with the method.
I don't think a lime wedge brings enough to a drink if it isn't in the drink itself.
I've given up on the traditional Daiquiri garnish of a lime wedge because it's not doing anything. Not until it has been squeezed in, in which case it has just spoilt the balance. It hasn't brought any aromatic to the drink, either.
Now, as we all agree, the Pegu is a pretty hard drink to "find" - not to say the club by the same name haven't done so. My personal approach to a garnish is it needs to accent some some element of the drink, bring a new and contrasting element - or you let the drink do the talking. For my Martini, I like the former, my Daiquiri, the latter.
I don't wish to sound overly negative, or like I'm slagging anyone off - just offering an opinion.