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Drink These Ten Exclusive Craft Cocktails For Eater's Cocktail Week

Some of Austin's best cocktail bars offer unique specials in honor of this most magical week of booze.

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Because cocktail week would be nothing without real, live cocktails, Eater Austin partnered with some of the city's best bars to offer exclusive specials this week only. Go forth, dedicated drinkers, and tell your bartender we sent you. Share your favorites in the forums, and if you try all eight, do get in touch.

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1. Whisler's

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1816 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

The drink: The Jack Rose

The details: apple brandy, lemon, housemade grenadine

2. QUI Restaurant

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1600 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 436-9626
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The drink: The Ginpo

The details: gin, drambuie, grapefruit, orange, coconut vinegar

3. drink.well.

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207 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 614-6683
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The drink: Normany Highball

The details: VSOP Calvados, Cinnamon Syrup, Fever Tree tonic water. Served in a highball glass over ice and garnished with a thin, fresh lemon slice.

4. Peché

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208 W. 4th St.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 495-9669
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The drink: The Lion's Tail

The details: whiskey, allspice, lime, angostura bitters

5. Midnight Cowboy

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313 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 843-2715
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The drink: Dire Straits

The recipe, by Jason Kosmas:
2oz. Single Malt Scotch (they use Cardhu 12yr)
.75oz Fig Tinture (aka Dr. Kos's Snake Oil)
.25 St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
.25 Rich Simple Syrup (2:1 Demerara Sugar to Water)
Build in a mixing glass over ice and stir.Strain into an Old-Fashioned Glass over a large format ice cube.Garnish with a wide Orange Zest

6. Firehouse Hostel and Lounge

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605 Brazos St, Ste 100
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 201-2522
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The drink: Crooked Teeth

The details: 100 proof rye, Amaro Ciaciaro, Baska Malort

7. Weather Up

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1808 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

The cocktail: The Count Basie

The details: Tequila, tangerine habanero rosemary syrup, lime, lemon with an Islay scotch float, shaken and served up.

8. Half Step

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75 1/2 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 391-1877
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The drink: Fairbanks

The details: rye, Rothman & Winter apricot liqueur, Angostura bitters, lemon peel. Served Old Fashioned style on a big rock.

9. Garage

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503 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701

The drink: Guignolet sour

The details, from bar manager Chauncy James: "Guignolet is one of the first ever liqueurs made by Cointreau (even before they made Cointreau from what I understand) it is a truly lovely product and only available at a handful of bars nationwide. Our cocktail is made of Guignolet liqueur, 10 year cask strength scotch, lime, sugar and bitters. I will be slinging it all this week to test its menu-worthiness."

10. Bar Congress

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200 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 827-2760

The drink: Hotel California

The details: Jason Stevens describes this as a "low ABV take on the Last Word."

The recipe: 1.75 oz Dolin Dry vermouth
.5 oz Genepi
.25 oz Maraschino liqueur
.5 oz Lime juice
Combine all, shake over cube ice, double strain into a coupe. Cherry garnish.

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1. Whisler's

1816 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

The drink: The Jack Rose

The details: apple brandy, lemon, housemade grenadine

1816 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

2. QUI Restaurant

1600 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

The drink: The Ginpo

The details: gin, drambuie, grapefruit, orange, coconut vinegar

1600 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

3. drink.well.

207 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751

The drink: Normany Highball

The details: VSOP Calvados, Cinnamon Syrup, Fever Tree tonic water. Served in a highball glass over ice and garnished with a thin, fresh lemon slice.

207 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751

4. Peché

208 W. 4th St., Austin, TX 78701

The drink: The Lion's Tail

The details: whiskey, allspice, lime, angostura bitters

208 W. 4th St.
Austin, TX 78701

5. Midnight Cowboy

313 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

The drink: Dire Straits

The recipe, by Jason Kosmas:
2oz. Single Malt Scotch (they use Cardhu 12yr)
.75oz Fig Tinture (aka Dr. Kos's Snake Oil)
.25 St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
.25 Rich Simple Syrup (2:1 Demerara Sugar to Water)
Build in a mixing glass over ice and stir.Strain into an Old-Fashioned Glass over a large format ice cube.Garnish with a wide Orange Zest

313 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

6. Firehouse Hostel and Lounge

605 Brazos St, Ste 100, Austin, TX 78701

The drink: Crooked Teeth

The details: 100 proof rye, Amaro Ciaciaro, Baska Malort

605 Brazos St, Ste 100
Austin, TX 78701

7. Weather Up

1808 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

The cocktail: The Count Basie

The details: Tequila, tangerine habanero rosemary syrup, lime, lemon with an Islay scotch float, shaken and served up.

1808 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

8. Half Step

75 1/2 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

The drink: Fairbanks

The details: rye, Rothman & Winter apricot liqueur, Angostura bitters, lemon peel. Served Old Fashioned style on a big rock.

75 1/2 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701

9. Garage

503 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701

The drink: Guignolet sour

The details, from bar manager Chauncy James: "Guignolet is one of the first ever liqueurs made by Cointreau (even before they made Cointreau from what I understand) it is a truly lovely product and only available at a handful of bars nationwide. Our cocktail is made of Guignolet liqueur, 10 year cask strength scotch, lime, sugar and bitters. I will be slinging it all this week to test its menu-worthiness."

503 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701

10. Bar Congress

200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

The drink: Hotel California

The details: Jason Stevens describes this as a "low ABV take on the Last Word."

The recipe: 1.75 oz Dolin Dry vermouth
.5 oz Genepi
.25 oz Maraschino liqueur
.5 oz Lime juice
Combine all, shake over cube ice, double strain into a coupe. Cherry garnish.

200 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

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