Toast to romance with these classy tipples.
While we here at C&I agree every day with your significant other is special, there is no excuse for slacking on Valentine’s Day. Put in a little extra effort to show how special your sweetie really is to you.
This trio of cocktails from the relaxed refinement of the Grayson Social lounge-restaurant in Dallas, Texas, ought to do the trick. They’re worth the extra effort, including an edible orchid and rose crystals.
1½ Gran Gala apples
1½ ounces pomegranate juice
½ ounce vanilla syrup
1 ounce vodka
3 drops of jasmine essence
1 egg white
1 dash of rose crystals, for garnish
1 edible orchid, for garnish
Dryshake the egg white. Then wetshake the egg. Pour up in coupeglass. Top with rose crystals, and garnish with edible orchid
2 ounces Kung Fu Girl rosé wine (or your preferred rosé)
½ ounce lavender syrup
½ ounce rose syrup
7 berries of your choice
½ ounce Courvoisier
1 teaspoon collagen
1 lemon wheel, for garnish
Muddle lemon wheel and berries together. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake. Pour over one ice ball in a large wine glass. Garnish with three gummy bears on a spear.
Strawberry Basil Mimosa
1 dehydrated strawberry
1 ounce strawberry basil shrub
Pour strawberry basil shrub in glass flute. Fill glass with Prosecco and stir.
For more information on Grayson Social, visit the restaurant’s website.