Clover Club

from The Craft of the Cocktail

  • 1.5 ounces Gin
  • .75 ounce Simple Syrup
  • .75 ounce Lemon Juice
  • .25 ounce Raspberry Syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Egg White

Shake all the ingredients well with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

In his Old Waldorf Bar Days (1931), Albert Stevens Crockett credits this pre-Prohibition cocktail to the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia, where an Algonquin Round Table sort of group called the Clover Club lent its name to the drink. When raspberries are in season, omit the raspberry syrup and instead muddle 6 raspberries in the shaker with the Simple Syrup, then add the rest of the ingredients, shake, and strain. Drinks with egg must be shaken harder and longer to emulsify the egg.