Last Night’s Drink – Clover Club

Clover Club

Notice: The consumption of raw or undercooked eggs, meat, poultry, seafood or shellfish may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Oh well, the Clover Club is just too delicious to care about health notices. The egg white really does nothing except provide an amazing texture to the drink but isn’t that just another great part of the cocktail experience? Texture is the reason I stir my Martini’s and Manhattan’s and why I shake the hell out of a Clover Club. The foam created makes for a terrific tickle on the lips as the glass is raised for that first sip in anticipation of the sweet/tart/dry liquid to come. And when raspberry syrup is used it looks like a sparkling red jewel in the glass.

This is a great introductory cocktail. It’s easy to make and the flavor profile is pretty simple. A classic all the way.

Clover Club

2 oz gin
1 oz lemon juice
1/4 oz grenadine or raspberry syrup
2 teaspoons egg white

Shake with cracked ice; strain into chilled wine goblet or cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon wheel.