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Drink Boozy, Book-Inspired Cocktails At Four Houston Bars To Benefit Texas Literacy Programs

Drink with Poe, Baudelaire, and Hemingway in H-Town

Mongoose Versus Cobra seems like the perfect place to start your novel.
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Considering the tense political climate right now, it’s important to find things that we can all get behind, like books, booze, and better literacy. Ahead of the Texas Book Festival, you can support all three at some of your favorite Houston haunts.

Announced via release, the Texas Book Festival’s Literary Libations Week will kick off on August 15. Four Houston bars are participating in this brainy themed cocktail week, a percentage of proceeds from which will benefit LitCrawl, an author-hosted pub crawl planned for November 5.

Scope out details on each Houston bar’s cocktail offering below:

  • Etoile Cuisine et Bar – The Pineapple and the Pendulum, a Poe-inspired libation mixed with housemade pineapple cordial, Tempus Fugit creme de cacao, cold brew coffee and spiced whipped cream.
  • Weights & Measures – Inspired by Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du Mal is mixed with XO cognac, Cointreau, orange juice, lemon, simple syrup, and egg white. An absinthe wash gilds the lily. You can also find this drink at Weights & Measures’ sister spot Love & Squalor.
  • Mongoose vs. Cobra – A natural fit for book-related booze, Hemingway provides inspiration for the Tomini (Green Isaac’s Special), a breezy sip made with gin, lime juice, “bar spoon Green Chartreuse” and coconut water.

Literary Libations Week kicks off August 15 and lasts through the 19th, so you’ll want to move quickly on these nerdy, limited time only cocktails.

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