Created at Philadelphia's Clover Club, that society's eponymous cocktail is a refreshing, silky classic. Please check out the links to the various documents about the Clover Club itself — at least for the awe inspiring display of facial hair.
Do not put ice in the shaker yet.
Pour all the ingredients into the shaker. Dry shake for 10 seconds. Add ice to the shaker and shake for at least another 10 seconds. Serve in a coupe, garnished with a fresh raspberry.
See this Imbibe article for the easy raspberry syrup recipe. I have seen recipes that suggest substituting grenadine for the raspberry syrup. Making the syrup is really easy and and it's delicious, so do give it a try.
Cocktail Photo by Lisa Denkinger
Engraving from a Clover Club program
The Clover Club Cocktail in Imbibe
The Clover Club 22nd Anniversary Program
The Clover Club of Philadelpia, by Mary Deacon
Rituals and Ceremonies in Popular Culture by Ray B. Browne — The detailed description of the Clover Club as a roasting club is marvelous.
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