One of the truly definitive drinks of the early 20th century, the Clover Club is one of the most famous cocktails to use egg white. The backbone of gin, the freshness of lemon juice, and the beauty of homemade raspberry syrup combine with the egg white to produce a frothy, deeply colored drink that continues to impress over 100 years after it’s inception.
The drink is named for the legendary Clover Club in Philadelphia, founded by a group of senior journalists around 1880. The club was famous for inviting politicians and other personalities of note, requiring them to give a speech after dinner, and then heckling them incessantly. The recipe for the Clover Club first appeared in print in 1901.
|2 oz gin|
|0.5 oz raspberry syrup|
|0.5 oz lemon juice|
|1 egg white|
|Lemon twist or raspberries for garnish|
Preparation: How to make a Clover Club
- Shake the ingredients vigorously in an empty cocktail shaker, then add ice.
- Resume shaking until the foam is fully formed and the sides of the shaker produce condensation.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with raspberries or a lemon twist.