The blueprint of modern mixology was sketched out during the pre-Prohibition days of the late-19th century, an era when the cocktail was a sophisticated concoction of hardy spirits and handmade mixers. Today, many bars pay homage to those grand old days by mixing up some classics.

This is the namesake cocktail of both a long-gone Philadelphia journalists’ club, where the drink originated, and a bar in New York where the drinks of yore are served today. It’s pink, but it goes down strong.
Start to finish: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
1 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce raspberry syrup
1/2 tablespoon (1/4 ounce) egg white
In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass.
(Recipe from The Clover Club in New York)

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