Kingly kedgeree, lobster cutlets and cocktails the Crawleys would have quaffed, in this extract from the new Downton Abbey recipe books
This frothy Clover club drink is a delightfully refreshing beverage for enjoying throughout summer
Developed at Philadelphia’s Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in the era when Downton Abbey began, this frothy drink is named after a men’s club that met at the hotel in the early 1900s.
Makes 1 cocktail
- 30ml (1fl oz) gin
- 30ml (1fl oz) dry vermouth
- 15ml (½fl oz) fresh lemon juice
- 15ml (½fl oz) egg white (about ½ an egg white)
- 15ml (½fl oz) raspberry syrup
- 1½tsp simple syrup (see end of recipe)
Combine the ingredients in a shaker and shake hard for 10-15 seconds so the egg white froths up and emulsifies.
Add ice to the mixture in the shaker, re-cover, and shake hard for about 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and serve.
To make your own simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan and heat, stirring, until the sugar fully dissolves.
For a richer simple syrup, use two parts sugar to one part water.
Simple syrup will keep for 3-4 weeks in a tightly lidded jar in the fridge; rich simple syrup, stored the same way, will keep for up to 4 months.
The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook by Annie Gray is released on 17/09, £25. The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book is released on 13/09, £14.99, both White Lion Publishing. To order the cookbook for £20 or the cocktail book for £12, call 0844 571 0640. P&P free on orders over £15. Offers valid until 07/09/19.