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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


  1. Combine dark rum, light rum, passion fruit syrup, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, cover and shake until chilled.
  2. 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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


  1. 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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