Clover Club

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Cocktail History

The Clover Club is a classic cocktail that was created in the late 18000s. 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.

Cocktail Ingredients

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

Gin: This is the base spirit. We went with Far North Spirits Solveig Gin because it’s a fresh and flavorful gin with notes of citrus, pine, grapefruit, thyme, and coriander.

Lemon Juice: This adds sweet and sour citrus flavors. We prefer to use fresh citrus juice because it’s less bitter than the bottled stuff and tastes better.

Grenadine: This is a sweetener made with pomegranate juice and white sugar. We made ours at home using Alex’s stovetop recipe.

Egg White: This helps to soften the more intense flavors. It also adds body and a rich, silky smooth texture to the drink.

Raspberries: These are one of the garnishes. They add fresh raspberry aroma and flavor.

Lemon Peel: This is the other garnish. It adds more fresh lemon aroma and flavor.

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.

Recipe

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

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AuthorThe Art of Vintage CocktailsPrep Time5 minsRating

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

Method
1

Add gin, lemon juice, grenadine, egg white, and 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 Egg White
 1 Lemon Peel
 3 Raspberries

Directions

Method
1

Add gin, lemon juice, grenadine, egg white, and 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

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

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

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

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

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