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Taste A Spring Fling!

Taste a Spring Fling!

Spring’s official arrival deserves a toast that’s not your usual garden variety type drink. We’ve plucked some unusual cocktail recipes that you’ll find as colorful and refreshing as a field of wild flowers!

Spring through Spec’s for all the ingredients then gather some friends together for a blooming good time!

Peach Mint Julep

1½ oz bourbon
1 peach, quartered
1 mint sprig
1 tsp sugar
½ oz Ginger liqueur
Mint sprig for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, combine half of the peach, mint, sugar, and ginger liqueur. Gently crush with a spoon, then pour bourbon and mix.

Violet Crown
2 oz gin
½ oz lemon juice
¼ oz maraschino liqueur
¼ oz crème de violette
Cherry for garnish

In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine ingredients. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Butterfly Martini Cocktail
1½ oz vodka
1½ oz white grape juice
1 tsp lemon juice
3 basil leaves
3 mint leaves
1 tsp Elderflower cordial
Edible flower for garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker with all ingredients and ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an edible flower.


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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