clover club

The test of time

Sometimes, you come across some things that are so good that’s impossible to find people to disagree. One such thing is a simple classic cocktail called ‘the Clover Club’. 

I personally love this drink for more than one reason: it’s easy to make, it’s pink, it’s fluffy, it got raspberries in it and it’s the perfect cocktail to introduce people to gin. 

I am still to find a person who doesn’t like it!

INSPIRATION 

 
I was so happy when the lovely people over at Fifty pounds gin reached out to me to create a cocktail with their gin to celebrate this year’s London cocktail week!
I had worked with this gin in the past, back when i lived in London, and I got to love it and choose it over and over again in my martinis.
For this cocktail I decided to make something super-simple and tasty and to add an unexpected layer of flavor to the mix..

 

INGREDIENTS

 
I mostly enjoy gins with a classic flavor profile, in which the juniper  stands at the forefront and is just complimented by the rest of the botanicals.
I love gins that are true to themselves and their category and that don’t need to employ any gimmick in order to stand out. 
 
Fifty Pound Gin fits this description perfectly and it makes a great base for the final cocktail. 
 

I then decided to compliment the gin’s light savoury notes  with the red pepper and the lovely zesty flavour with fresh raspberry and lemon juice.

At the end, the smoked paprika rounds everything up and adds an extra layer of flavour and a beautiful, unexpected finish.

*hack! : I am using a Red pepper and raspberry syrup for ease and because i’m planning on drinking a few of this, but you can simply add 2 fresh raspberries, a 1 cm-wide section of red pepper and 15 ml of simple syrup to your shaker and muddle everything together for the same result!

 

lulu fedi

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My name is Lulu and I am a cocktail creatress, menu developer, consultant and blogger based in the wonderful Scottish highlands.

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The Outcome

clover club twist

Ingredients

  • 50ml Fifty pounds gin
  • 25ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 20ml egg white
  • 15ml raspberry and red pepper syrup
  • 1pinch smoked paprika

Instrucrions

  • Add all ingredients to shaker 
  • Add ice and shake
  • Double strain in a coupette

Tools

  • red pepper thin section

I really hope you enjoyed this Clover Club variation! In general, what do you think of savoury accents in cocktails? 

As usual, let me know your thoughts or questions in the comment section below and do share this recipe if you liked it!

 Lulu

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