Clover Club
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Clover Club
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The Clover Club cocktail is a classic drink that dates back to the late 1800s. It was originally named after the Clover Club, a men's social club in Philadelphia. This ... more The Clover Club cocktail is a classic drink that dates back to the late 1800s. It was originally named after the Clover Club, a men's social club in Philadelphia. This cocktail is known for its light and refreshing taste, perfect for summer sipping. The main flavors come from the tartness of the lemon juice and the sweetness of the raspberry syrup, which is made from fresh raspberries. The addition of gin adds a subtle botanical note, and the egg white gives the cocktail a frothy and creamy texture. The combination of these ingredients creates a well-balanced and unique taste that has stood the test of time. Overall, the Clover Club is a delightful choice for those looking for a sweet and sour cocktail with a touch of elegance.
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23.68% | 1.8 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Clover Club masterfully balances the sharp tartness of lemon juice with the sweet, lush undertones of raspberry syrup, creating a harmonious blend that tickles the palate. The inclusion of gin introduces a subtle botanical complexity, while the silky frothiness lent by the egg white elegantly rounds off this storied concoction, delivering a sophisticated yet refreshingly approachable drinking experience.

Method
How to make a Clover Club

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice
Shake well then strain into chilled cocktail glass and serve

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the history behind the Clover Club cocktail?

The Clover Club cocktail has its origins in the pre-Prohibition era, originating from the Clover Club, an elite gentlemen's club of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the late 19th to early 20th century. The club was a gathering place for lawyers, bankers, and other professionals who sought a sophisticated social environment. The cocktail itself gained popularity for its elegant appearance and balanced taste, making it a symbol of the refined palate.

FAQ

How does the egg white affect the Clover Club cocktail?

The egg white in the Clover Club cocktail serves multiple purposes. It acts as an emulsifier, creating a silky, smooth texture and a pleasing mouthfeel. Additionally, when shaken, the egg white creates a frothy layer on top of the cocktail, giving it a visually appealing presentation. The egg white also balances the acidity of the lemon juice, rounding out the flavors for a more harmonious taste experience.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can the Clover Club cocktail be made without alcohol for a non-alcoholic version?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Clover Club can be made by replacing the gin with a non-alcoholic gin alternative or by using a combination of tonic water and a non-alcoholic bitter agent to mimic the complexity and bite of gin. This allows those abstaining from alcohol to enjoy a similar taste experience.

FAQ

What kind of gin is best used for the Clover Club cocktail?

For the Clover Club cocktail, a classic, dry gin is typically recommended to balance the sweetness of the raspberry syrup and the tartness of the lemon juice. Gins with a clear juniper presence and botanical complexity work best to complement the cocktail's flavors, though personal preference for particular gin profiles can lead to delightful variations.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

Is there a specific occasion or season that the Clover Club cocktail is best suited for?

While the Clover Club cocktail can be enjoyed year-round, its refreshing and floral characteristics make it particularly suited for spring and summer gatherings. Its elegant appearance and vibrant color also make it a popular choice for celebratory events and sophisticated social occasions such as brunches, weddings, or garden parties.

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