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Celebrate the Golden Globes with Red Carpet Cocktails

It’s the time of the year when the stars parade down red carpets, while cameras flash, and the rest of us watch in awe. It’s the Golden Globe Awards! To celebrate, we’ve nominated these three Hollywood-themed cocktail recipes.

So stop by your nearest Spec’s to get the supplies you’ll need, try them out, then get ready to cast your ballot for ‘Best Original Cocktail’.

The Best Supporting Actress
1 bottle sparkling rosé
3 oz vodka
1 oz agave syrup
Red grapefruit

To prepare the liqueur: Remove the peel from the grapefruit. With a sharp knife, carefully slice off and discard the white layer, saving only the outer rind. Slice the rind into short and narrow strips, and place these in a large measuring cup. Add the vodka, and muddle thoroughly with a wooden pestle. For best results, let the mixture stand for 5-10 minutes. Decant (pour off) the liquid into another cup and then add the agave syrup. (Adjust the amount of agave syrup to account for the sweetness of the grapefruit.) Stir well, and cover until ready to use.

To prepare the drink: Pour a small amount of liqueur into an appropriate glass. Fill the remainder with champagne and enjoy.

The Best Picture
11⁄2 oz bourbon
1⁄2 oz sweet vermouth
1⁄2 oz Cynar
2 dashes bitters
Cherry for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cherry and enjoy!

The Best Director
2 oz rye bourbon
1 tsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp simple syrup
3 dashes Tabasco sauce

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all ingredients and stir well. Strain into a tall shot glass or a rocks glass and serve.

Spec's

Owned and operated by the same Houston family since 1962, Spec’s is a true destination shopping experience. We now operate over 150 stores all over the great state of Texas and offer a large selection of wines, spirits and finer foods.

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