The Last Word: Clover Club

The Clover Club, as created by Justin Taylor at The Cascade Room. Jennifer Gauthier photo

Millennial pink. Tumblr pink. Scandi pink. Candy pink. Pale dogwood. Blush. Rose gold. Rose quartz. Rosé. Frosé. Call it what you will, the soft, sweet, nearly-neutral hue of a generation is all around and here to stay. We prefer it in a cocktail. How about you?

A pink drink that’s no wimp, this classic cocktail dates back to 1896 when it was first shaken up for the Clover Club, a gentlemen’s club that met at Philadelphia’s Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. You can replace the raspberry syrup with grenadine or red currant syrup.

• 1.5 oz gin
• 0.75 oz fresh lemon juice
• 2 tsp raspberry syrup
• 1 fresh egg white

Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake without ice for 10 seconds. Add ice and shake vigorously for at least 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe. Serves 1.

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