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For a Valentine’s or Galentine’s cocktail that’s easy to make at home but looks and tastes super fancy, the bright pink Clover Club is what you want.

  • Serves2
  • Cook time5 minutes
  • Prep time5 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (125ml) gin
  • 1 tbs raspberry syrup
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 free-range egg white
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh raspberries, to serve

Raspberry syrup (makes approx. 1/4 cup)

  • 1 cup (150g) frozen raspberries
  • 2 tbs icing sugar

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 689kJ/165 Cals (8%), Protein: 2g (4%), Fat: 0.1g (0%), Sat Fat: 0g (0%), Sodium: 33mg (2%), Carb: 6g (2%), Sugar: 6g (7%), Dietary Fibre: 2g (7%).

Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.

Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.

Method

  1. Step 1

    To make the raspberry syrup, combine the raspberries and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 mins or until the mixture softens. Strain through a fine sieve. Place in the fridge for 30 mins or until chilled.

  2. Step 2

    Place the gin, 1 tbs of the raspberry syrup, lemon juice, egg white and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake until combined and well chilled.

  3. Step 3

    Strain the gin mixture among serving glasses. Decorate with raspberries and serve immediately.

Recipe tip

COOK. STORE. SAVE.
Use it up:
Keep the egg yolks and use them to make hollandaise sauce or raspberry curd.

The Clover Club cocktail is the pink drink you need for Valentine’s Day

Essentially a raspberry gin sour, Clover Club is a vibrant pink cocktail garnished with speared raspberries on top. It is sweet and tart, utilising egg white to create a light, creamy body. Why is it called a Clover Club? This classic tipple was named after a Philadelphia men’s club in America that consisted of writers, lawyers and businessmen in the late 1800s, who famously sipped on these during their gatherings according to Clover Club cocktail history. Because of its rosy hue, the cocktail is a great choice for Valentine’s or Galentine’s celebrations. 

For more inspiration, check out our collection of Valentine’s Day recipe ideas. These sweet dishes will guarantee you it’s a night to remember. 

A peek into Clover Club cocktail ingredients

Four essential Clover Club ingredients are needed to create the tart, sweet and lightly creamy drink, including gin, which bears the piney, botanical aroma from juniper, making it a great base for a fruity cocktail such as this one. A high-quality version of London dry gin is a good one to use.

To create the foamy top layer and velvety mouthfeel, fresh egg white is added to the shaken mix. Choose a medium-sized egg to avoid adding too much to the drink, which can affect its flavour. You know the egg is fresh if it sinks when placed in a bowl or glass of water, and the white is gel-like instead of watery. Lemon juice is the citrus component that helps the egg white create that foam layer. It also prevents a cocktail that uses eggs from being too thick. Use freshly squeezed lemon juice for the best flavour.

Looking for more refreshing ideas with gin? Make the most of this iconic spirit with our easy gin cocktail recipes, including a classic gin and tonic recipe and gin martini recipe that'll knock your socks off, and other recommendations for sensational sips.

How do you traditionally serve a Clover Club raspberry cocktail?

The classic Clover Club cocktail is shaken, meaning it is chilled by shaking the cocktail with ice in the shaker, then poured into a glass without adding any extra ice. Because of this, you want to make and serve it fresh so people can enjoy it while it is still cold. For a pretty presentation, you can garnish the drink with three fresh raspberries speared onto a metal cocktail skewer, laid across the rim of the glass. You can also dot some raspberry syrup onto the foamy top. 

What is the best glass for the Clover Club cocktail?

A cocktail glass, such as a coupe or V-shaped martini glass, is best because the drink is shaken and served without ice in the glass. These types of glasses have a long stem for guests to hold onto, so they won’t transfer too much of their body heat to the drink. Place the glass in the freezer for a few minutes before pouring in the cocktail.

Whipping up the Clover Club for a group of people? You can make the raspberry syrup up to 24 hours ahead of time, and if you need to, you can squeeze your lemon juice up to one hour ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge. 

FAQs

Clover Club

Clover Club
  • Serves2
  • Cook time5 minutes
  • Prep time5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) gin
  • 1 tbs raspberry syrup
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 free-range egg white
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh raspberries, to serve

Raspberry syrup (makes approx. 1/4 cup)

  • 1 cup (150g) frozen raspberries
  • 2 tbs icing sugar
    Description

    For a Valentine’s or Galentine’s cocktail that’s easy to make at home but looks and tastes super fancy, the bright pink Clover Club is what you want.

    Method
    1. Step 1

      To make the raspberry syrup, combine the raspberries and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 mins or until the mixture softens. Strain through a fine sieve. Place in the fridge for 30 mins or until chilled.

    2. Step 2

      Place the gin, 1 tbs of the raspberry syrup, lemon juice, egg white and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake until combined and well chilled.

    3. Step 3

      Strain the gin mixture among serving glasses. Decorate with raspberries and serve immediately.