The Clover Club is an official International Bartenders Association cocktail made of gin, raspberry syrup, lemon juice and an egg white, that dates back to 1896. The egg white doesn’t add any flavour, it just provides the drink with a rather extravagant foamy head.
The Metropole cocktail originates from the hotel of the same name, that used to be situated just off Time Square. The Hotel Metropole was a rather seedy establishment with a very eclectic mix of clientele. The drink is somewhat dark and moody and a touch dry and dates from around the 1800s.
If you don’t like aniseed, then this cocktail should be avoided! The aniseed from the absinthe is quite strong, but for those who are partial to this flavour, it should be a winner. It’s summery in colour, sweet and complex in taste with a real kick to it; definitely a ‘marmite’ cocktail.