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Clover Club Cocktail

Clover Club Cocktail 1.000

Kevin Clark

Oct 31, 2007

One of the cocktail expert Crosby Gaige's "Hall of Fame" drinks of the pre-Prohibition era, the Clover Club was named in honor of a men's club at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia.

One variation of this drink is the Pink Lady, another an all-time classic. For a Pink Lady, use 1/2 ounce of applejack instead of sugar. Another variation substitutes 1/4 ounce of raspberry syrup for the grenadine.

Spirits columnist Jason Wilson wholeheartedly recommends making this drink with organic raw egg white, but a tablespoon of pasteurized egg white may be substituted.

Servings: 1
  • Ice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine (4 dashes)
  • Juice of 1/2 medium lemon (1 to 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 large raw egg white


Fill a tall mixing glass two-thirds with ice. Add the gin, grenadine, lemon juice and raw egg white. Shake vigorously for 30 to 60 seconds to form a good froth. Strain into a martini glass and serve immediately.

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Adapted from "The Standard Cocktail Guide," by Crosby Gaige (M. Barrows, 1944).

Tested by Michael Taylor.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 181

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 63mg 3%

Total Carbohydrates: 15g 5%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 4g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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