Clover Club Cocktail

Posted in Recipes on May 7th, 2009 by Josh

Ingredients for Clover Club CocktailI’m a Philly native. I live in New York City now, but I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and the Cheese Whiz of Philly cheesesteaks runs in my veins (probably more literally than I’d care to know.) That’s one of the main reasons the Clover Club Cocktail caught my eye. When flipping through Dale DeGroff’s latest book, The Essential Cocktail, I noticed that the Clover Club (which is a pre-Prohibition cocktail), was invented in Philadelphia at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. Dale tells us that the hotel was home to the Clover Club – a social club akin to the Friars Club here in New York. What also caught my eye was a potential variation in the traditional recipe suggested by Dale, in which he uses fresh raspberries. Yum! Read More

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Badminton Cup

Posted in Recipes on April 19th, 2009 by Josh

Ingredients for the Badminton CupThe Badminton Cup (also referred to at times as an East Side Cocktail), is the ultimate summer drink. The refreshing combination of cucumber, lime, and mint, along with a healthy dose of quality gin of course, makes for an instant favorite on rooftops, decks, poolside, or wherever you might be enjoying sun and warm weather. Read More

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