Clover Club Cocktail Recipe

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A pre-Prohibition classic, the Clover Club cocktail dates back to the 1880s.

A smooth silky sip, thanks to the addition of the egg white and a sweet splash of grenadine,  the Clover Club’s combination of apple and vermouth makes it the perfect autumnal cocktail!

A pre-Prohibition classic, the Clover Club cocktail dates back to the 1880s.

The cocktail takes its name from the Philadelphia men’s club, an exclusive club established by lawyers and bankers, who used to meet in the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel.

The history behind the bartender who first created the drink remains secretive to this day, but as these men travelled for business so did their favourite cocktail.

Soon, the silky textured cocktail made its way to New York City by 1910 and was served at the prestigious Plaza Hotel in New York City where it then gained popularity.

The earliest print version of the cocktail is said to be from the New York Press in 1901 with a simple recipe calling for gin, lemon juice, sugar, raspberry syrup and egg white, before the Clover Club was then published in Paul E. Lowe’s ‘Drinks - How to Serve Them’ in 1909.

Unfortunately, this classic cocktail was then disregarded by many in the 1950s especially as the ingredients became harder to source, with newer recipes called for the addition of fresh raspberries and egg white, and the cocktail was soon replaced by the Pink Lady.

Now, the Clover Club is making its rightful comeback with the light, smooth and slightly tart cocktail offering a refreshing alternative to ease you into autumn!

How to make a Clover Club cocktail


  • 25ml LoneWolf Gin
  • 25ml Bramley & Gage Sweet Vermouth
  • 25ml Luscombe Apple Juice
  • 15ml Monin Grenadine
  • Egg White (Optional)

Method: Into a shaker filled with ice, pour your gin, vermouth, apple juice, grenadine and the white from one medium egg. Shake vigorously to whip up egg white and emulsify the drink. Strain your cocktail into the glass - be sure to get all the foam out of the shaker for a creamy cocktail! To garnish your cocktail with a Halloween twist, take a peeled lychee and push out the stone, place a blackberry in its place for an instant ‘eyeball’ touch.

Tippler’s Tip - Aquafaba

As a vegan-friendly alternative to egg white, you cause use 35ml of aquafaba when mixing your drinks. Aquafaba is the water you’ll find in a can of chickpeas and it mimics the way egg white works to emulsify drinks. Simply drain the liquid from a can and use it in your drink!

Join our Cocktail Club

Make your own Clover Club cocktail at home with ease thanks to our October Cocktail Club Box!

 Featuring LoneWolf Gin, you’ll have all the ingredients you need to enjoy two glasses of the classic cocktail at home - simply grab some ice and egg white to enjoy!

Alongside the Clover Club Cocktail, you’ll be shaking up the Werewolf - our twist on the Greyhound!

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