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The Run For The Roses!

The Run for the Roses!

The Kentucky Derby is just days away! Whether you’re bound for the races or entertaining at home, we’ve got the list of essential cocktails to make your celebration rich with tradition.


Grandstand

2 oz bourbon whiskey
¼ oz Benedictine liqueur
Dash of bitters
Lemon twist for garnish

Add all ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Triple Crown
2 oz gin
2 dashes peach bitters
2 sprigs of mint
Mint for garnish

Muddle mint, gin and peach bitters in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Mint Julep
2 ½ oz bourbon whiskey
2 tsp water
1 tsp powdered sugar
4 fresh sprigs of mint

Muddle mint, powdered sugar and water in an old fashioned glass. Fill the glass with shaved or crushed ice and add bourbon. Top with more ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Thoroughbred
1 oz bourbon whiskey
½ oz sweet vermouth
½ oz orange curacao
¾ oz fresh lime juice
Lime wheel for garnish

Add all ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Whiskey Sour
2 oz bourbon whiskey
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 tsp sugar
Cherry for garnish

Add all ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into an old fashioned glass filled with ice. Garnish with a cherry.

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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