What a week! No matter who you voted for, I’m sure a good cocktail is in order. Might I suggest something in pink? How about a well made Clover Club — a frothy pink drink that has a history dating back to at least 1911. Though this cocktail is pretty in pink, it was actually created for the gentlemen at the Philadelphia club of the same name. (See? Men do like pink!) The classic recipe called for grenadine or raspberry syrup, which gives it that beautiful pink color. My version gets an update with hand-crafted raspberry syrup. I think tossing back a few of these before this holiday shopping season begins sounds like a great idea right about now….
Makes 1 drink
- 2 ounces gin
- ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
- ½ ounce Housemade Raspberry Syrup (recipe below)
- ¾ ounce pasteurized egg white or 1 small organic egg white
- Garnish: fresh raspberry on a pick
Measure in the gin, lemon, Housemade Raspberry syrup and egg white into a mixing glass. Fill the glass with ice, cap and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a raspberry on a pick.
Housemade Raspberry Syrup
Makes enough for about 16 cocktails
- 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
- 1 cup water
- 1½ cups sugar
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Strain, bottle and refrigerate for up to two weeks.
Kathy Casey is a chef, mixologist, and is known as the Original Bar Chef. Her newest book is D’Llish Deviled Eggs, which is a great accompaniment to any cocktail. Follow Kathy on Twitter and Instagram. For more great cocktail recipes, visit www.LiquidKitchen.com.