Clover Club

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The Clover Club is a Cocktail consisting of Gin, Fresh Lemon Juice, Grenadine Syrup, and Egg White.


Historical References

New York Times. New York, N.Y.: Jul 4, 1911. p. 1 (1 page):

"A Drink For Ladies -- Clover Club Cocktail, but made with smooth, dry English _Picadilly Gin -- distinctively delicate. At all clubs, hotels, cafes.--Adv."

The Washington Post. Washington, D.C.: Jan 9, 1911. p. 3 (1 page):

Ingredients for Clover Club Cocktail

With these indredients at hand you can make a snappy Clover Club Cocktail at any time.

  • Gordon Dry Gin...$1 bottle
  • Grenadine...$1 bottle


"THE OLD WALDORF-ASTORIA BAR BOOK" By Albert Stevens Crockett (1935)

"Pg. 45 CLOVER CLUB...A Philadelphia importation, originated in the bar of the old Bellevue-Stratford, where the Clover Club, composed of literary, legal, financial and business lights of the Quaker City, often dined and wined, and wined again."

Historical Recipes


edited by Geo. R. Washburne and Stanley Bronner, Published by The Wine and Spirit Bulletin, Louisville, 1911.

As served at Hotel Belvedere, Baltimore, Maryland


  • Juice of lime.
  • Few dashes of Grenadine Syrup.
  • One-sixth Italian Vermouth.
  • One-sixth French Vermouth.
  • Two-thirds gin.
  • Add white of an egg.

Frappe well. Dress with three mint leaves on edge of glass. Serve in claret glass. In season use raspberries instead of Grenadine. Macerate the raspberries with muddler.

"The Savoy Cocktail Book," by Harry Craddock, 1976 Edition

  • The Juice of 1/2 Lemon.
  • or of 1 Lime.
  • 1/3 Grenadine.
  • The White of 1 Egg.
  • 2/3 Dry Gin.

Shake well and strain into medium size glass.

Common Recipes

Recipe#1: Paul Harrington,

  • 1 1/2 ounces Gin,
  • 1/4 ounce Grenadine or Raspberry syrup,
  • 3/4 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice,
  • 1 Egg White

Shake with Ice, and then strain into a Cocktail Glass.


  • Shake in iced cocktail shaker & strain
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Grenadine Syrup
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 1/2 oz Gin
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • Serve in a cocktail glass

Recipe#3: Dale DeGroff, King Cocktail

  • 1 1/2 oz. Gin
  • 3/4 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Dashes of Grenadine
  • White of a small egg

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail Glass. Drinks with egg must be shaken harder and longer in order to emulsify egg. Note: To make the Clover Leaf, add a sprig of Mint to the shaker before shaking.

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