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How to Make a Clover Club Cocktail Recipe

The clover club is a gin-based cocktail that originated in the pre-prohibition era. It combines gin, lemon juice, raspberry syrup, and egg whites to create its famous pink colour. This drink closely resembles “the pink lady” which uses very similar ingredients.

Here’s What You’re Going To Need

To make the clover club cocktail, you’re going to need a few things:

Equipment Needed:

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Chilled Coupe Glass
  • Jigger or Shot Glass
clover club cocktail with three skewered raspberries as garnish.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Tanqueray Gin
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Raspberry Syrup
  • Egg White
  • Raspberries (garnish)

Clover Club Cocktail Recipe

Clover Club Cocktail

A delicious gin-based cocktail.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: clover club, clover club cocktail, gin-based cocktail
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 200kcal
Cost: 2.50


  • Cocktail Shaker
  • coupe glass
  • Jigger or Shot Glass
  • Mini Skewer



  • 2 Ounces Tanqueray Gin
  • 3/4 Ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 Ounce Raspberry Syrup
  • 1/2 Ounce Egg White


  • 3 Raspberries


  • First, dry shake the egg white. Then add the remaining ingredients into the shaker.
  • Shake well, then double strain into a chilled coupe glass.
    bartender mixing a cocktail using a shaker over top of a prep table
  • Garnish the drink with three skewered raspberries.
  • Cheers!



Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 13mg
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History of the Clover Club Cocktail

The clover club cocktail has an interesting history. It originated in America during the pre-prohibition era. Its combination of ingredients helps cancel out the taste of the gin. During those times, gin had a reputation for being poor quality.

The drink was named after a Philidelphia men’s club called “the clover club”. The club met in the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel on South Broad Street. Furthermore, the club dates back to 1896 and lasted until the 1920s.

a clover club cocktail in a chilled coupe glass.

Recipe Notes & F.A.Q’s

What’s another way to make this drink?

There are many ways to make this drink. The closest relative is called “the pink lady”. It utilizes grenadine and applejack instead of raspberry syrup.

Is it dangerous to eat raw eggs?

There is always a risk when consuming raw food. Older adults, pregnant women, infants, and immunocompromised people should avoid eating raw eggs.

Recipe Size Conversion

Do you want to make this cocktail for a party or event? We have you covered. This calculator will tell you how many millilitres you need for every ingredient. All you need to do is type the number of drinks that you would like to make in total.

Some Other Ways This Drink is Made

In this video, they use an older recipe of the clover club which includes dry vermouth. They remove half an ounce of gin and replace it with half of an ounce of the dry vermouth.

In this video, the bartender also utilizes the older clover club recipe. This removes half an ounce of gin and replaces it with half an ounce of dry vermouth.

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