Clover Club Cocktail

Summary

Yield
Servings
Prep time5 minutes
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Description

Clover Club Cocktail

Here's a clubby pre-Prohibition classic, complete with egg white. You might not think it a very manly drink, being pink and frothy, but this was the club drink of a venerable Philadelphia gentlemens' club of the oak-paneling-and-wing-chairs variety.

The egg white is not as weird as it looks. In an older day, egg white was often added to cocktails (including the venerable Whiskey Sour) for a richer mouthfeel and an attractive appearance from that frothy head. Alas! The egg white requires an additional perishable ingredient and additional labor, so you won't see it on the bars of today that don't know that a Martini is made of gin and vermouth, and that premix as much as they can. 

Ingredients

2ozGin
1⁄2ozLemon Juice
1eaEgg Whites
3dsRaspberry Syrup

Instructions

Shake all ingredients vigorously, then add ice and shake again. Vigorous shaking makes the frothy head and no slimy egg white to sip! Strain into a cocktail glass.

Notes

Consider decorating the frothy head with some dashes of bitters.
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