Clover Club cocktail

Clover Club cocktail
The Clover Club cocktail is a tangy sour gin cocktail that originated in the 1900s and is made with gin, lemon juice, raspberry syrup, and an egg white.
The cocktail was named after the gentleman's club of the same name that would meet in one of the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia during the pre-Prohibition era.
The egg white is used to give the Clover Club its creamy texture and foamy head; rather than for taste like in some Sour cocktail recipes. To make a Clover Club cocktail properly takes a bit of patience, and because it uses raw egg, this tasty cocktail is not as popular as it once was.
If you don't have sugar syrup, a few raspberries and some simple syrup added to the cocktail shaker should impart a similar flavouring.
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • Cocktail glass


  • 45 ml gin
  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • 15 ml raspberry syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 raspberries (to garnish)


  • Add the gin, lemon juice, raspberry syrup and egg white into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well until chilled.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with a speared raspberry.


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The first Clover Club Cocktail recipe was published in the New York Press in 1901.

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