The Clover Club is cocktail number 24 on the Swank Cocktail Guide.
Clover Club cocktail history
The Clover Club Cocktail is believed to have been created at the Clover Club in Philadelphia, which began meeting at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in January 1882.
Per the newspaper article covering the Clover Club’s first-anniversary party in 1883:
“The club was organized in January of last year, essentially as a dining association of men who appreciate the joys of the table and the pleasures of hospitality.”
By 1909, the recipe for the Clover Club cocktail was widely-published across the U.S.
Clover Club cocktail recipe
2/3 Dry Gin, 1/3 Grenadine, Juice of 1/2 Lime, 1 Egg White. Shake well with ice and strain.
- Glendalough Gin
- Rose’s Grenadine
- Fresh-squeezed lime juice
- Pete and Gerry’s pasteurized egg whites
Clover Club cocktail review
Our ratings (1-5 🍸) Rating scale
As the 1909 newspaper article stated, the Clover Club is “mild and refreshing.” .
We recognize this cocktail contains raw egg whites so, while we made this beverage with pasteurized egg whites and enjoyed this cocktail, we don’t recommend drinking anything with raw eggs, so our advice is to skip this one.
Next up… Cocktail #25, Coffee Cocktail