Have you always wanted to learn how to make simple classic cocktails? Or are you looking to expand your cocktail knowledge?
A Clover Club is a delicious fruity classic, that has a long history that predates the US prohibition. The cocktail is made using 4 readily available ingredients: gin, lemon juice, raspberry syrup (or grenadine) and egg white (or an egg white replacement).
Clover club the Turncoat way:
50ml Turncoat Quisling Pink Gin
12.5ml Raspberry Syrup (or Grenadine)
12.5ml Lemon Juice
1 Egg White (or an egg white replacement)*
Fresh Raspberries (for garnish)
Add all the ingredients to you cocktail shaker
Add ice and shake thoroughly
Remove ice and dry-shake in order to create a foamy consistency
Pour into your chilled glass through a fine strainer (small sieve)
Garnish with fresh raspberries and enjoy!
History of The Clover Club:
The Clover Club has a long history dating back to before the US Prohibition. It was named for a gentlemen's club in Philadelphia of the same name. This was a drink enjoyed by pre-prohibition upper class men who were often found in men's clubs. However after the prohibition the drink rapidly declined in popularity and scholars seemed to deem it as a joke of Philadelphia clubs. The reason for its decline is in part due to the use of the raw egg, which some people shied away from in fear of becoming unwell. It is also due to the complexity in which it takes to create the iconic foam it is well-known for. However it's popularity is increasing now as it is known as a fruity, sweet cocktail and due to the increase in availability of egg white replacements there is no longer any fear of the raw egg.
*For a Veganuary tip, a brilliant egg white replacement I have found is Aquafaba, this is chickpea water. So when you next use chickpeas save the water from the can!