With the recent unrest in our country and then the amazing sense of unity and community that has since followed, I thought that a gin cocktail recipe from Hope Distillery would be appropriate.
Hope Distillery was the first licensed small-batch distillery in Cape Town. Hope African botanical gin celebrates South Africa’s fynbos and is distilled from local grain spirit and infused with 8 botanicals, which includes kapokbos and buchu. According to Hope, “This is South Africa in a glass”.
The Clover Club is a cocktail that consists of gin, raspberry syrup, lemon juice and egg white (which acts as an emulsifier). If raw egg white creeps you out slightly, you can also use aquafaba which is chickpea brine, or a wonderful plant-based product from Beverage Chefs called Eezeefoam
The Hope Clover Club Gin Cocktail
60 ml Hope African Botanical gin
1 egg white / 25 ml aquafaba (chickpea brine) / Eezee foam
15 ml fresh lemon juice
15 ml simple syrup (see recipe below)
5-6 fresh raspberries
Gently muddle 3-4 of the raspberries with the simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
Add the gin, egg white, lemon juice and shake well for 30 seconds.
Then add ice and shake again to chill.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with some speared raspberries.
Simple Syrup Recipe
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Dissolve the sugar in the water over a medium heat.
Pour into a glass jar to cool.
Can be refrigerated for up to a month or frozen.
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