JOIN THE CLUB. THE SPEAR CLUB.
The last (for the time being) of our suggested refreshing Spearhead cocktails is a firm favourite of ours. At first glance you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a Clover Club – it certainly looks like one, and almost tastes like one. The only difference being that we’ve replaced gin with Spearhead whisky – to magically make it a Spear Club.
Of course, this couldn’t be possible using traditional whiskies. Well, it could, but the flavours wouldn’t work as well. The Scotch needs to be slightly sweeter, lighter and easily mixed with Vermouth, fresh raspberries, egg white and lemon juice. The Scotch needs to be Spearhead.
LUCKILY FOR YOU, OUR CLOVER CLUB IS A DODDLE TO DO.
You’ll know by now that we do things differently. And that includes popular cocktails which you’d never normally associate with Scotch – cocktails such as the Clover Club, or rather, our very own Spear Club. We simply had to create our take on the renowned American tipple. Why? It’s back story is both fascinating and full of ups and downs. But in the end the Clover Club cocktail came out fighting and fearless. And we like a courageous story. It’s in our makeup too.
FROM LUCKY TO UNLUCKY. FROM CLOVER CLUB TO SPEAR CLUB.
The cocktail was founded in the late 1800s in Philadelphia’s Bellevue-Stratford Hotel – now known as the Hyatt.
www.siredmondgin.com sums it up perfectly – from its dynamic birth, to its dwindling demise, and back again to being a chart-topping success:
The Clover Club began life as ‘A simple but surprisingly refined drink, featuring gin, dry vermouth, lemon juice, raspberries, and an egg white for its distinctive foamy finish… by 1910, a classic was born…
In the decades to follow however, The Clover Club’s success began to dwindle. In 1934, it ended up on Esquire’s list of the ten worst cocktails, branding it a drink for ‘pansies’…
The Clover Club owes its current renaissance to, again, Esquire. In 2007, distinguished drinks writer Dave Wondrich featured it in his column as “unusual, tasty, strong, and not at all slimy.”’ www.siredmondgin.com
Now Dave Wondrich, that sure is a compliment and a half. And hey, we’d love to know your thoughts on our 21st Century take. By boldly and rebelliously replacing the gin with our own Spearhead Whisky we’ve come up with, what we believe is, one of our most exciting cocktail parodies yet – our very unique Spear Club. Are you ready to go where whisky has never been before?