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Twenty Clover Club

Twenty Clover Club

INGREDIENTS

60ml Twenty

20ml Lemon Juice

20ml Fresh Raspberries

20ml Egg White

METHOD

  • 1

    Pour all the ingredients into a shaker ice.

  • 2

    Seal and shake firmly for 10-15 seconds.

  • 3

    This aerates and emulsifies the egg white.

  • 4

    Now open your tin, add ice, and shake again for about 20 seconds.

  • 5

    Using the Hawthorne strainer and sieve strainer, double strain the drink into a coupette glass and allow to settle before imbibing.

EQUIPMENT

Jigger or measure

Martini/Coupette Glass

Shaker Tin

Hawthorne Strainer

Sieve strainer

CHAT

Like many classic cocktails, details around its creation are a little hazy. What we do know is that this drink was created for the Clover Club who would meet in Philadelphia’s Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. The earliest mention of this drink in print was found in Paul E. Lowe’s 1909 cocktail book “Drinks - How to Mix and Serve”. Simply add a mint leaf garnish to this classic and you’ve got yourself a Clover Leaf Cocktail.

TWIST/HACK

If you’re making this drink for guests, and any of them happen to be vegetarian or vegan, swap out the egg white for Aquafaba (Chickpea water) to keep the viscosity and foam head that the egg white provides. You could also switch out the fresh raspberries for raspberry syrup but beware not all syrup tastes the same.

CREATE YOUR HOME BAR

WITH A FEW SIMPLE TOOLS YOU”LL BE THE HOST OF THE TOWN

If you love your gadgets then you can go to town, but you absolutely do not have to. You can make great cocktails with not much more than a glass and a chopstick if you choose but a few key tools for your kitchen will help you along the way. Here are the things we have at home for our cocktail adventures:

1 GOOD ICE

The bigger the surface area to volume ratio the less your ice will water down the flavour of your drink. Think bigger is better. There are lots of ice trays and moulds out there that give you all kinds of shapes and sizes. Any old ice will do though to keep it cool!

2 A MIXING GLASS

This could be an heirloom from your great grandmother or any old mixing jug in the kitchen. Something to stir things up in.

3 A MEASURING JIGGER

Know what you are drinking. A 25ml unit of Twenty is half a unit of alcohol. Measuring is great, it puts you in control and it means you can make consistent, great tasting drinks.

4 SQUEEZER

One for every type of citrus fruit or a fork and a strong fist. Get out all that lovely juice and mix up some magic.

5 STRAINERS

You will want to strain out the chunky bits that can get stuck in your teeth. There are lots of great strainers to choose from, but a sieve in your kitchen will do just fine.

6 SIMPLE SYRUP

One for every type of citrus fruit or a fork and a strong fist. Get out all that lovely juice and mix up some magic.

7 KNIFE & PEELER

Add that bit of flourish and the zing of some citrus zest. Your potato peeler or a good sharp knife will work a treat.

8 BITTERS

We love bitters. There are so many out there to choose from or you can get really creative and make your own. Go for it and experiment to find the ones that you love to mix with Twenty.