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Uncork Your Holiday Spirits

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to mix up an enticing cocktail! These seasonal recipes are so certain to spread holiday cheer—even the Grinch-iest party guest will go from “Bah Humbug” to “Bah Heck-Yeah!” So pull your sleigh in to the nearest Spec’s and grab the goodies you’ll need to make them.

Holly Jolly Cranberry Mimosas
750ml Champagne
2 tbsp sugar
1 cup sweetened cranberry juice
12 fresh cranberries
1 lime, halved
4 sprigs rosemary for garnish

Rub the rims of flutes with lime and dip in sugar. Pour ¼ cup juice into each glass and top with Champagne. Use a toothpick to poke a hole through cranberries. Thread rosemary skewer through cranberries and garnish mimosas.

Candy Cane Cocktail
2½ oz vodka
1 oz white crème de menthe
½ oz peppermint schnapps
Splash of Grenadine
Crushed peppermint candy cane (to rim glass)
Whole mini candy cane for garnish

Add a dash of grenadine into the bottom of a chilled martini glass. Set aside. Pour all remaining ingredients (with the exception of candy garnishes) into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into the glass with grenadine to create a “swirl” effect. Rim glass with crushed candy and garnish with a whole mini-candy cane. Serve and enjoy!

St. Nick’s Salted Caramel Eggnog
4 oz eggnog
1 oz spiced rum
Kosher salt
Whipped cream
Caramel sauce, warmed
Nutmeg, freshly grated

Coat inside of Irish whiskey glass with warm caramel sauce. Add eggnog, spiced rum, and a pinch of salt and stir. Top with whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel and freshly grated nutmeg.


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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