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Mardi Gras Cocktails

Mardi Gras Cocktails

“Big-Boned Tuesday”, or “Husky Tuesday”, just doesn’t have the same ring as Fat Tuesday. And that’s today, my friend — a day made for feasting and celebration! Do Mardi Gras right, parade on down to your nearest Spec’s to grab the ingredients you’ll need to make these N’awlins classics.

1 oz dark rum
1 oz light rum
1 tbsp passion fruit flavored syrup
2 tbsp lime juice

Combine dark rum, light rum, passion fruit syrup, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, cover and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Ramos Gin Fizz
2 oz gin
2 oz cold half-and-half
½ oz lemon juice
½ oz lime juice
2 tsp white sugar
1 egg white
3 dashes orange flower water
1 dash vanilla extract
1 oz club soda

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in gin, half and half, lemon juice, and lime juice. Add sugar, egg white, orange flower water, and vanilla extract. Shake vigorously and strain into a tall cocktail glass. Top off with club soda and enjoy!

Pimm’s Cup Cocktail
2 oz Pimm’s No. 1 (gin-based liqueur)
3 oz ginger ale
1 lemon slice
1 cucumber slice

Pour Pimm’s into pint glass, fill with ice. Top with ginger-ale. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a slice of cucumber.


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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