Clover Club

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Cocktail History

The Clover Club is a classic cocktail that was created in the late 1800s. It’s traditionally made with gin, citrus, grenadine, sugar, and egg white, and it was named for the men’s club in Philadelphia whose patrons used to meet up in the bar of the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel up until World Word I. Even with its bright pink color, the drink was a go-to back then that was as beloved as the Pisco Sour and Ramos Gin Fizz in its time.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Gin: This is a spirit made with juniper berries, botanicals, and alcohol. We used Far North Spirits Solveig Gin because it’s fresh and flavorful with notes of citrus, pine, grapefruit, thyme, and coriander. For a mocktail version of this drink, try MONDAY Zero Alcohol Gin in place of the gin.

Lemon Juice: This is the liquid juice of a lemon. We used freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Raspberry Syrup: This is a sweetener made with raspberries, white sugar, citric acid, and water. We made ours at home using Alex’s sous vide recipe.

Egg White: This is the clear liquid in an egg. We used fresh egg whites because they add a rich, silky smooth texture.

Lemon Peel: This the peel of a lemon that has been cut into a strip.

Raspberries: This is a small pink fruit. We used fresh raspberries.

Bartending Tools

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following bar tools:

Jigger: This is used to measure and pour ingredients. We used the Japanese jigger from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Boston Shaker: This is used to shake ingredients. We used the Boston shaker from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Hawthorne Strainer: This is used to strain out ice and solid ingredients after the cocktail is shaken. We used the A Bar Above Hawthorne Strainer.

Paring Knife: This is used to cut ingredients. We used the OXO Good Grips 3.5 Inch Paring Knife.

Juicer: This is used to juice citrus. We used the ALEEHAI Manual Fruit Juicer.

Peeler: This is used to remove the garnish peel from the citrus. We used the OXO Good Grips 2-Piece Peeler Set.

Cocktail Pick: This is used to hold the garnish. We used one from the I-MART Stainless Steel Cocktail Pick Set.

Tasting Notes

The taste of the Clover Club is exactly as it sounds—tart and delightfully frothy. We made ours with local gin from Far North Spirits, one of our favorites that’s light and botanical with citrus notes that make it great in fruity recipes. Plus, it comes in a beautifully designed bottle if you’re one for aesthetics like we are.

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Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from The Art of Vintage Cocktails by Stephanie Rosenbaum.

The Art of Vintage Cocktails
The Art of Vintage Cocktails
Hardcover Book; Rosenbaum, Stephanie (Author); English (Publication Language); 108 Pages – 01/07/2014 (Publication Date) – Egg & Dart (Publisher)
$21.75

AuthorThe Art of Vintage Cocktails

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 mins

Ingredients
 2 oz Gin
 ¾ oz Lemon Juice
 ½ oz Egg White
 1 Lemon Peel
 3 Raspberries

Method
1

Add gin, lemon juice, raspberry syrup, egg white, and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Remove ice from shaker.

4

Dry shake for 5-10 more seconds to emulsify egg.

5

Strain into a goblet or cocktail glass.

6

Garnish with lemon peel and raspberries.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 oz Gin
 ¾ oz Lemon Juice
 ½ oz Egg White
 1 Lemon Peel
 3 Raspberries

Directions

Method
1

Add gin, lemon juice, raspberry syrup, egg white, and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Remove ice from shaker.

4

Dry shake for 5-10 more seconds to emulsify egg.

5

Strain into a goblet or cocktail glass.

6

Garnish with lemon peel and raspberries.

Clover Club

Make It a Mocktail: Use MONDAY Zero Alcohol Gin in place of the gin to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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More Gin Cocktails

If you like this gin-based cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

Florodora Cocktail Recipe

Florodora: A gin cocktail made with lime juice, raspberry syrup, simple syrup, ginger ale, a lime slice, and raspberries

Winter Berry Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe

Winter Berry Gin Fizz: A gin cocktail made with lime juice, cranberry syrup, raspberry liqueur, soda water, cranberries, and rosemary

Bramble Cocktail Recipe

Bramble: A gin cocktail made with lemon juice, blackberry syrup, blackberries, and a lemon wedge

The Cherry Blossom Cocktail Recipe

The Cherry Blossom: A sake and gin cocktail made with cherry liqueur, grenadine, triple sec, lemon juice, and a cherry

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