PORTLAND, Maine — If you've opted to stay in this Valentine's Day, there are plenty of ways to impress your date. One way is to share your love over a cocktail you've created. 

Whether you want to go for color or flavor, Andrew Volk of Little Giant and Portland Hunt + Alpine Club shares the recipe for an original cocktail, and one that has been around since the 1920's. 

Clover Club

1 1/2 oz gin

1/2 oz lemon juice

1/2 oz raspberry syrup

1/2 oz dry vermouth

1/2 oz egg white

Shake with ice and strain (to eliminate small ice chunks) into a cocktail glass.


1 1/2 oz vodka

3/4 oz lime juice

3/4 oz chili syrup

Shake and strain into a Collins glass; fill with soda water and serve with ice.