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Clover Club (Our Twist)

For our twist on this all-time classic, we’ve teamed up with Brockman’s Gin to give it an extra hit of fruity flavour, as well as Mrs Better’s miracle foamer & a special absinthe rinse to serve up a twisted Clover Club that can be enjoyed by anyone who’s old enough to drink.

Method

Get your coupette glass and fill it with crushed ice to chill.

In a Boston glass or shaker, using the jigger to measure, add all the ingredients minus absinthe rinse.

Fill with cubed ice and seal.

Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds.

Before straining, spray some absinthe

Double strain using your Hawthorne strainer and fine strainer into a chilled martini glass or coupette.

(optional) Garnish with a fresh raspberry.

Serve and enjoy!

Equipment

Shaker
Jigger/Measure
Hawthorne Strainer
Fine strainer
Mexican Elbow
Cubed Ice
Small Spritz Bottle (optional)
Crushed Ice (optional)

History

We are proud to say that our twist on this pre-prohibition classic is entirely vegan-friendly, thanks to our use of Ms Better’s Bitters Miraculous Foamer in the place of the traditional egg white, as well as Cocchi’s vegan-friendly vermouth.

The Clover Club is a popular pre-prohibition gin cocktail with fairly hazy origins, exactly when it was created, and by whom, remain a bit of a mystery. However, it is generally agreed upon that it started life at a Philadelphia gentleman’s club of the same name, sometime in the early 20th century. The first published recipes for the drink come from around 1917 and the recipe has remained fairly unchanged ever since.

This sour combines gin with raspberry syrup, lemon juice, a splash of dry vermouth and the white of an egg to make a tart but smooth, almost fluffy textured drink with a sweet berry finish. Some modern recipes omit the vermouth or replace the raspberry syrup with grenadine or other berry-based cordials but in essence, the drink remains the same.

The light foamy texture given to the Clover Club by the egg-white is essential to the character and success of the drink, but may also be its weakness. In the mid-twentieth century, drinks containing raw egg fell out of favour with US drinkers and the Clover Club and many cocktails like it fell into obscurity. These drinks saw a resurgence during the cocktail renaissance of the ’90s and early ’00s but even then, the use of egg white meant not everyone could enjoy this classic drink. With modern ingredients though, we’re able to make a vegan-friendly version of the clover club that delivers all the character of the original.

Allergens
No common allergens to be found, although, since every body is different, we advise you check out this recipe's ingredients list just to be sure!
Ingredients

45ml Brockman’s Gin

15ml Dry Vermouth

1 Lemon

15ml Raspberry Syrup

1/2 Pippette of Mrs Better’s Bitters Miraculous Foamer

Absinthe (for rinse)

Times:

Prep: 2 Minutes

Make: 30 Seconds

Total: 2 Minutes and 30 Seconds

Calories:

141 calories

Servings:

Serves 1

Method

Get your coupette glass and fill it with crushed ice to chill.

In a Boston glass or shaker, using the jigger to measure, add all the ingredients minus absinthe rinse.

Fill with cubed ice and seal.

Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds.

Before straining, spray some absinthe

Double strain using your Hawthorne strainer and fine strainer into a chilled martini glass or coupette.

(optional) Garnish with a fresh raspberry.

Serve and enjoy!

Equipment

Shaker
Jigger/Measure
Hawthorne Strainer
Fine strainer
Mexican Elbow
Cubed Ice
Small Spritz Bottle (optional)
Crushed Ice (optional)

History

We are proud to say that our twist on this pre-prohibition classic is entirely vegan-friendly, thanks to our use of Ms Better’s Bitters Miraculous Foamer in the place of the traditional egg white, as well as Cocchi’s vegan-friendly vermouth.

The Clover Club is a popular pre-prohibition gin cocktail with fairly hazy origins, exactly when it was created, and by whom, remain a bit of a mystery. However, it is generally agreed upon that it started life at a Philadelphia gentleman’s club of the same name, sometime in the early 20th century. The first published recipes for the drink come from around 1917 and the recipe has remained fairly unchanged ever since.

This sour combines gin with raspberry syrup, lemon juice, a splash of dry vermouth and the white of an egg to make a tart but smooth, almost fluffy textured drink with a sweet berry finish. Some modern recipes omit the vermouth or replace the raspberry syrup with grenadine or other berry-based cordials but in essence, the drink remains the same.

The light foamy texture given to the Clover Club by the egg-white is essential to the character and success of the drink, but may also be its weakness. In the mid-twentieth century, drinks containing raw egg fell out of favour with US drinkers and the Clover Club and many cocktails like it fell into obscurity. These drinks saw a resurgence during the cocktail renaissance of the ’90s and early ’00s but even then, the use of egg white meant not everyone could enjoy this classic drink. With modern ingredients though, we’re able to make a vegan-friendly version of the clover club that delivers all the character of the original.

Allergens
No common allergens to be found, although, since every body is different, we advise you check out this recipe's ingredients list just to be sure!
Recommended

The Clover club would go well alongside other classic gin cocktails such as the White Lady, a similar cocktail that omits the raspberry in favour of orange flavoured triple sec.

It’s the 21st century and drinks certainly aren’t gender-exclusive, but for some, the connotations of drinking a pink cocktail in a coupette may still put them off, if you’re looking to serve some more robust gin drinks alongside this delicate cocktail a great choice would be the Negroni: This popular cocktail features a mixture of gin, Campari and sweet vermouth stirred lightly and served over ice, this all-alcohol cocktail is packed with bitter herbal flavours and is a great alternative to the dainty Clover Club.

If you’re interested in including the Clover Club in your cocktail menu and want to know more about what drinks might go well alongside it, be sure to speak to your event organiser about your options or check out some other gin-based, classic and sour style cocktails from our list.

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