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Prank-tails For April 1

Prank-tails for April 1

You might be surprised to know April Fool’s Day has been around longer than mischievous co-workers. Back in 1700, practical jokers in England started making the first day of April a popular pranking tradition. We’ve gathered some “prank-tail” recipes that are guaranteed to coax out the hoax side of you.

These drinks may resemble classic cocktails but when friends take their first sip….surprise! Swing by Spec’s where you’ll find all the fun fixings—all for some serious savings.

Faux Cosmo

2½ oz gin
½ oz aperol
½ oz ruby red grapefruit
Lime wedge for garnish

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Sham-hattan

1½ oz rum
2 oz apple juice
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
4 dashes Angostura Bitters
Cherry for garnish

Combine all ingredients into a large, ice-filled mixing glass. Stir well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Jestini
1½ oz gin
1½ oz white grape juice
¼ oz white balsamic vinegar
¼ oz simple syrup
Green olive for garnish

Combine all ingredients into a large, ice-filled mixing glass and stir well. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with an olive.

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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