With Spring in full swing, why not try increasing your cocktail repertoire and create a perfect marriage of fruit, citrus and juniper? Enter the Clover Club.
The Clover Club is a beautiful, blush cocktail that dates back to pre-Prohibition times. This cocktail takes its name from a gentleman’s club in Philadelphia, but has since conquered the world. Don’t forget to dry shake this drink – it helps to build the delightful foamy head and body that is a must for any well-made Clover Club. Another delicious twist on the Gin Sour that is a sure-fire crowd pleaser.
60ml gin (Gin Loot recommends Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin)
20ml lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
20ml sugar syrup (1 part sugar : 1 part water)
3–4 fresh raspberries
1 egg white
Hawthorne strainer shaker
Fine strainer jigger
1) Add all your ingredients to the shaker.
2) Seal shaker without ice and shake to emulsify the egg white.
3) Fill shaker to the brim with cubes of ice.
4) Shake hard for 30 seconds.
5) Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
6) Squeeze lemon peel over the top of the cocktail and discard.
Gin Loot’s Spirits Specialist Tim Laferla’s Top Tips:
“Remember to chill your glass in the freezer for 5 minutes before you fill it, to keep your drink colder and fresher for longer. Don’t forget to squeeze a lemon peel over the top of the egg white foam to add a pleasant citrus aroma. If you are vegan, but still want all the benefits of fluffy egg white, use aquafaba (the brine from tinned chickpeas) instead.”
Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin RRP $76.00 available at ginloot.com