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Clover Club

Posted by Reese on 2009-06-14 @ 08:40pm

This week I’m going to turn my focus to another gin sour, namely the Clover Club.  This drink takes a bit of a diversion from the typical sour by replacing the simple syrup with raspberry syrup or grenadine.  Gary Regan mentions in the Joy of Mixology that this drink “isn’t much to talk about” when mixed with Grenadine, which presents a bit of a problem.  While I have grenadine readily available, raspberry syrup may be a bit tougher to find.  Good news though, as you’ve likely already surmised, I can and will make my own.  Here’s the cocktail recipe to get you warmed up while I work on some tasty ingredients.

Clover Club (Joy of Mixology)
2 oz Gin
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 Egg White
Raspberry Syrup or Grenadine to Taste
1) Combine ingredients over ice
2) Shake until well chilled
3) Strain in to a chilled cocktail glass