Clover Club

22-05-30 Clover Club

This series highlights the International Bartenders Association (IBA) The Unforgettables cocktails. I have decided to work my way through this series of cocktails to investigate the classics as I teach myself mixology and build out my home bar.

This is a cocktail I have been looking forward to making. Some discussion board I read has had a slew of these posted recently.

Simply, this is a gin sour with raspberry syrup. The highlight, as it were, is that it is pretty. Or at least is supposed to be.

I infused simple syrup with raspberries. I used more than what was called for. The color seems light to me. In the cocktail, it was barely pink. It tasted fine, but it was not visually appealing.

I read up on this. Someone stated he shook two raspberries in the tin with the ingredients. I tried that. That added more color, but not quite enough. I used a whole egg white as he suggested. This is probably more in line with other cocktails. It still was not as visually appealing as what I see online. It tasted fine.

I’m a bit let down by this one. Frankly, this is the kind of cocktail I think of when I think of the fun this is supposed to provide. Unfortunately, I guess that rests more on how the drink looks than I previously thought.

While I should play around with this more (perhaps muddle the raspberries while heating them), I am probably going to move on in my journey.

Clover Club

Clover Club

Recipe by Robert OwensCourse: Cocktails, The Unforgettables


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IBA recipe


  • 45 ml Gin

  • 15 ml Raspberry Syrup

  • 15 ml Fresh Lemon Juice

  • Few Drops of Egg White


  • Pour all ingredients into cocktails shaker, shake well with ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  • GARNISH: fresh raspberries

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