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Take a Sip of Miami with The Betsy’s Clover Club Cocktail

Not far from the lapping waves of the Atlantic lies an idyllic getaway in the heart of trendy Miami Beach.

Named after the mother of the American flag Betsy Ross, The Betsy has been a major destination in the sunny Florida city since its opening in the patriotic midst of World War II.

These days, the property is a labor of love of the Plutzik family, New York City natives who were captivated by the area. “Taking a walk on Ocean Drive, not known to us but considered by many to be the most famous street in America and we saw a beautiful building that, frankly, spoke to us,” says managing director Zach Plutzik.

“We made a very conscious plan to create a place of luxury hospitality that was a very personal reflection of what was most important to us.”

As a result, The Betsy is a reflection of those values. That includes a library room with the property regularly hosting writers (an endeavor inspired by their late grandfather Hyam Plutzik, a poet who was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize) and an elevated F&B program that boasts a wide-ranging menu.

“We interviewed several of New York City’s top restaurateurs and found an extraordinary partner in Chef Laurent Tourondel,” says Plutzik.

“More than 15 years later we continue to ride his culinary coattails with our celebrated ocean facing steak and seafood restaurant.”

In addition to LT Steak and Seafood, they’re also planning an upcoming Italian restaurant dubbed The Alley. “While our relationship has been steady, his menus have continued to evolve reflecting the creative energy that he brings to our kitchens and guest dining tables every day,” adds Plutzikn of dishes including local red snapper, charred short ribs and Amur Kaluga caviar. “There may be no more satisfying place to dine than on The Betsy’s beachfront terrace with a Laurent Tourondel inspired menu in hand.”

It also extends to The Betsy’s cocktail menu which boasts a massive globe-trotting wine list and a variety of inspired cocktails using a bevy of handmade ingredients. That includes their famed Clover Club, made with a homemade raspberry syrup.

Travel to The Betsy in a glass by making your own Clover Club at home.


Betsy’s Clover Club


1 1/2 oz Tanqueray 10 Gin
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 Simple Syrup


Add the Monkey 47 Gin, lemon juice, raspberry syrup* and egg white into a shaker with ice.
Shake vigorously until well-chilled.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with 3 speared raspberries.

*Betsy’s Raspberry Syrup


Add 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup hot water to a pot.
Stir over until the sugar has dissolved.
Fine-strain to remove the berry’s tiny seeds.
Fine-strain to remove the berry’s tiny seeds.
Refrigerate in a jar until ready for use.


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