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"A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch." - James Beard


Saturday, July 18, 2020

Happy Hour at Home - Clover Club Cocktail

This cocktail has a lot to recommend it.  It has an interesting history, uses fresh berries and an egg white, and it's absolutely gorgeous to look at and very delicious. 

The cocktail dates back to 1880s Philadelphia and it was a pink drink men loved.  It's not too sweet and the egg white gives it a foamy contrasting head that looks beautiful.

First, you'll need to make a raspberry syrup, but it's easy!  This is a no-cook syrup that keeps that fresh raspberry flavour.

Raspberry Syrup 

1/2 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water

Muddle the raspberries with the sugar. Let sit 30 minutes until syrupy. Add the water and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Store leftover syrup in the fridge up to a week. 

Clover Club Cocktail (makes one drink)

1 1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz dry vermouth
1/2 oz raspberry syrup
1 small egg white 

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake for 20 seconds.  Strain into a glass. 


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