Why we love the clover club cocktail
- Like any good gin cocktail, the clover club enhances the flavor of its base liquor with the sweet and tart flavors of raspberry.
- This drink gets its delicate texture from the addition of an egg white. They’re perfect for adding creaminess to a drink without weighing down the ingredients.
- Traditionally this drink is made with raspberry syrup, and while I think that creates a great drink, I also don’t find it necessary to make a delicious cocktail, so I’ve opted for the convenience of raspberry jam instead.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
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Ingredients & substitutions
- Gin – Obviously you can’t skip this, but you could potentially use another spirit, such as vodka if you’re not a fan of gin.
- Raspberry jam – You can also use raspberry syrup or even homemade grenadine in a pinch. If you can find seedless raspberry jam, even better.
- Vermouth – This isn’t always included in a clover club, but I like the balance it brings to the drink, and it differentiates it from a traditional gin sour.
- Lemon juice – Any citrus will work here, but fresh lemon juice is your best choice.
- Egg white – You’ll need the white of 1 egg, or about 1 ounce of pasteurized liquid egg whites. I usually go for a regular egg, but if you can’t or don’t want to use egg whites, you can substitute 3/4 ounce aquafaba.
How to make a clover club cocktail
Dry shake. Fill a cocktail shaker with the drink ingredients. Cover and dry shake for about 45 second to get the egg white nice and frothy. Alternatively, you can use a handheld milk frother to do the job.
Cold shake. Add some ice to the shaker. Then, cover and shake the cocktail again until it’s nice and cold.
Strain and serve. Double strain the cocktail into a chilled coupe or martini glass and garnish with fresh raspberries.
Everything you need to know about the clover club cocktail
The Clover Club cocktail is named after the men’s social club for whom it was originally created – The Clover Club, which was founded in the 1880’s and met at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia.
Though you certainly will taste the gin, the clover club cocktail is sweet and fruity with smooth, creamy texture and a hint of tart from the raspberry.
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- 2 ounces gin
- 1 tablespoon raspberry jam (or 1 ounce raspberry syrup)
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
- 1 egg white, or 3/4 ounce aquafaba
- For garnish: fresh raspberries
- Add gin, raspberry jam, lemon juice, vermouth and egg white to a cocktail shaker.
- Dry shake vigorously, until a nice froth is achieved.
- Add ice and shake again until cold.
- Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with fresh raspberries..
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Gin
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 300
- Sugar: 11.9 g
- Sodium: 63.7 mg
- Fat: 0.1 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 18.1 g
- Fiber: 0.3 g
- Protein: 3.8 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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