The Clover Club cocktail is a classic American drink which is easy to make. This is a great cocktail recipe to make a few times to learn off by heart, as it only contains five ingredients but looks so impressive. If you love to have friends over for cocktails, this is one classic drink you should certainly have in your repertoire.
Clover Club cocktails were popular in the US in the early 20th Century. They were created at the Clover Club in Philadelphia in the years before prohibition. The club was an exclusive, wood-paneled place, where its distinguished members would sit and sup this delicious gin cocktail – a mixture of gin, raspberries, egg whites, lemon juice and sugar. The combination of juicy raspberries, sugar syrup and lemon gives it a delicious sweet and sour flavour.
To make a classic Clover Club, first muddle together fresh raspberries and sugar syrup. There’s no need to buy sugar syrup, you simply heat sugar and water together in a pan until all the sugar crystals have dissolved and you have a clear syrup. Then you add the other ingredients to your cocktail shaker and give it a vigorous shake, as expert bartender Gaetano Chiavetta has done in our recipe video. This helps the egg white emulsify with the other ingredients so the result is a light and frothy drink with a foamy top.
Ready to make a Clover Club cocktail? Grab your shaker, get your ingredients ready, and then follow our simple cocktail recipe below.
How To Make a Clover Club Cocktail
1. Muddle the raspberries, add all the rest of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake. Add ice cubes and shake well, then double-strain into chilled cocktail glass.
2. To garnish, skewer raspberries and mint leaves.
- 50ml Bombay Sapphire
- 25ml lemon juice
- 20ml sugar syrup
- 1 egg white
- 4 fresh raspberries