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Cinco De Mayo Cocktails

Cinco De Mayo Cocktails

Cinco De Mayo is a day to honor Mexican culture with fun, food and friends and is widely celebrated across Texas.

But while you’re stocking up on chips and salsa, don’t forget the other essentials— high-quality cerveza and tequila!

And no Cinco de Mayo party is complete without these classic Mexican-inspired cocktails. Make a trip to your local Spec’s for everything you need to kick off your Cinco de Mayo celebration!

Our staff of party-experts will help you select all the right ingredients to make your fiesta fantastic. Check out these drink recipes from the mixologists at Spec’s for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta.

2 oz 1800 Reposado Tequila
½ oz lime juice
San Pellegrino Pompelmo (grapefruit soda)
Salt for rimming
Rim a Collins style glass with salt. Fill glass with ice. Add tequila and lime juice, and top it off with grapefruit soda.

Frozen Watermelon-Rita
1 cup frozen watermelon
1 oz triple sec
2 oz blanco tequila
½ oz lime juice
1 lime wedge

Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a margarita glass and garnish with a lime wedge. Enjoy!

 Maguey Sour
2 oz Agave de Cortes Silver Mezcal
½ oz Bénédictine
¾ oz fresh lemon juice
½ oz orgeat (An almond-flavored syrup. Recommended: Fee Brothers)
½ large egg white
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
Orange twist for garnish

Fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Add the remaining ingredients except garnishes. Shake well. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg and orange twist. Enjoy!

Marvelous Michelada
¼ tsp salt
1 lemon, juiced
1 dash hot pepper sauce
½ tsp soy sauce
1½ cups tomato & clam juice cocktail
½ cup cold beer (recommended: Carta Blanca)

Dip the rim of a chilled 1-pint mug into salt. Fill mug with cubed ice. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt, lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, and soy sauce. Pour in the tomato and clam juice cocktail. Top off mug and gently stir.


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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