Clover Club Cocktail

Submitted by John on Tue, 08/15/2017 - 22:30
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. 

1 Servings
Preparation time
5 minutes
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.
Consider decorating the frothy head with some dashes of bitters.