Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, but don’t worry because St-Germain has you covered. Made from handpicked elderflowers native to France, it makes an elegant addition whether you’re planning a romantic dinner for two or partying with friends. Its subtle flavor allows it to pair easily with complementary spirits. A classic celebratory pairing combines St-Germain with Champagne, but bartenders in Dallas are using it with more than just bubbly. Vodka, gin, rye, rum, tequila and bourbon all play well with St-Germain. See Eater’s map of where to find St-Germain in and out of the bottle. À votre santé!
The Marquee Grill & Bar radiates cool. In its prime Highland Park Village location (right next door to the historic theatre), the Marquee caters to the formal and eclectic alike. The fabulous Art Deco inspired setting features taste celebrities both in the kitchen, with Top Cheftestant Tre Wilcox, and behind the bar with author and celebrity bartender Jason Kosmas. The lady that keeps everyone coming back for more is the Marquee's muse: the Scarf Dancer. You’ll spot her on the menus and glasses, and she’s so beloved that Kosmas created a special drink in her honor featuring the fine flavors of St-Germain.
½ oz. premium Vodka
1 oz. St-Germain
¾ oz. lemon juice
¾ oz. black currant puree
Combine all ingredients and vigorously shake with ice. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a fresh mint sprig and lemon scarf.