Classic Recipe No. 6 —

Clover Leaf

  • 2 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz house made grenadine
  • Egg white
  • Mint leaves

Incorporate egg white first before adding ice. I like to use a handheld frother. Then add ice and shake.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with mint.

Subtract the mint in this recipe and you have the Clover Club.  This cocktail appeared around 1911 at the Clover Club in Philadelphia. This cocktail was an extremely popular cocktail in its day. It is recipes like this that need to be revived.

3 Notes on Clover Leaf

  1. I know some people shy away from egg whites in their cocktail, but cocktails including egg are usually some of my favorites. They have such and great consistency.

    • Pj, I think the word you were looking for was mouth feel. The Carmen Miranda is the ultimate example of this creamy consistency. The combination of fresh cantaloupe juice with the egg white is a sure winner and back it with some freshly picked mint yummmm. People shouldn’t be scared by egg whites in their cocktails. It’s in their salad dressings and desserts, plus it’s in alcohol. The main thing to be concerned about is proper storage and cleaning when using egg whites. Best eggs are organic cage free eggs, try and make friends with some farmers. You can also buy cartons of pasteurized egg whites in the grocery store and this will cut down on the chances of salmonella. We will talk more about eggs in cocktails soon in another post.

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