Clover Club Cocktail Recipe

Classic Clover Club Cocktail Recipe
A rare treat among the classic cocktails, the Clover Club Cocktail mixes gin with the sweet flavor of raspberry syrup. Rob Lawson / Photolibrary / Getty Images
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
209 Calories
0g Fat
12g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 209
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 4g
Calcium 10mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The Clover Club Cocktail is one of those classics that should live on in every mixologist's repertoire. According to The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book the drink was first created at the bar of the Bellevue-Stratford in Philadelphia, a popular hang out for "literary, legal, financial, and business lights of the Quaker City" of the 1800's.

Today grenadine is often used in place of the raspberry syrup. However, I have to agree with Gary Regan in The Joy of Mixology when he advocates the use of raspberry syrup because "without it this drink isn't much to talk about."

The other essential ingredient in this drink is the egg white because it adds a great foam to the drink for a great finishing touch.


Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.

  2. Shake vigorously (more than normal to properly mix the egg and sugar).

  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.