Clover Club

Clover Club is a classic gin-based cocktail with raspberry syrup, lemon juice, and egg white. It is sweet, tart, and frothy, and is often served in a coupe glass with a garnish of raspberry or lemon twist.

Clover Club recipe

  • 4.5cl Gin
  • 1.5cl lemon juice
  • 1.5cl raspberry syrup
  • 1 egg white or 20 ml aquafaba or 4 drops cocktail foamer

Dry shake ingredients to emulsify, add ice, shake and served straight up.

Directions for how to make the Clover Club

Steps to make a Clover Club drink:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add 4.5cl of gin, 1.5cl of lemon juice, 1.5cl of raspberry syrup, and 1 egg white or 20 ml aquafaba or 4 drop cocktail foamer.

  2. Dry shake the ingredients to emulsify them. (This means shaking the ingredients without ice).

  3. Add ice to the shaker.

  4. Shake the mixture vigorously for about 10-15 seconds, until the outside of the shaker gets frosty.

  5. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.

  6. Serve it straight up.

  7. Optionally, garnish with a raspberry or lemon twist.

Enjoy your Clover Club drink!

Tips for how to make the perfect Clover Club

  • Use fresh raspberries or raspberry syrup to add a fruity and sweet element to the drink.
  • Shake the cocktail vigorously with ice to get a frothy texture and a creamy consistency.
  • Use dry gin to balance out the sweetness of the raspberry and the sourness of the lemon juice.
  • Double-strain the cocktail to remove any seeds or ice shards and serve it in a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish the drink with a fresh raspberry or a lemon twist for an extra touch of elegance.

Alcohol-free alternative to the Clover Club

One alcohol-free alternative to the famous cocktail, Clover Club, is a mocktail made with fresh ingredients such as raspberries or strawberries, fresh lime juice, egg white, and simple syrup or honey. This mocktail is a refreshing, tart and mildly sweet drink, and could be served with a garnish of fresh berries or a lime wheel. The addition of the egg white provides extra frothiness to the drink, which resembles the texture of the original Clover Club cocktail. Another non-alcoholic option could be a fruity blend of pomegranate and cranberry juices, mixed with fresh lemon and lime juice and topped with club soda, creating a tangy and bubbly drink. This alternative to Clover Club provides a flavorful and fun way to enjoy a mocktail, without sacrificing taste and creativity.

Clover Club fun facts

  1. The Clover Club cocktail was first served in the pre-Prohibition era, around 1917.
  2. This classic cocktail is named after a private men’s social club in Philadelphia that existed during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
  3. The original recipe of the Clover Club consisted of gin, raspberry syrup, lemon juice, and an egg white for frothiness.
  4. This drink was a favorite of famous journalists and writers like H. L. Mencken and Walter Winchell.
  5. The Clover Club’s pink color and frothy texture make it a popular choice for bridal showers and other special occasions.