Photography: Rosé Sangria/Courtesy Grayson Social

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.

Photography: Purple Lady/Courtesy Grayson Social

Purple Lady

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

Rosé Sangria

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.

Photography: Strawberry Basil Mimosa/Courtesy Grayson Social

Strawberry Basil Mimosa

1 dehydrated strawberry
1 ounce strawberry basil shrub
Prosecco

Pour strawberry basil shrub in glass flute. Fill glass with Prosecco and stir.


For more information on Grayson Social, visit the restaurant’s website.

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