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Qui.Drink.jpgWhat would Cocktail Week 2013 be without some real live cocktails? Eater has partnered with 10 of the city's finest bars and restaurants to offer new, rare, or otherwise notable drinks for this week so Eater Readers can experience the crazy creativity of the Austin cocktail scene.

Stops on your new plan for the week include Bar Congress, Peche, Weather Up, and The Tigress, as well as several cocktail-forward restaurants like Parkside and Qui. Check out all the delights awaiting you below.
The Mulled Calimocho at Qui. [Photo: Eric Morales/Qui]


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Tigress

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100 W North Loop Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 600-3232
The Tigress, the tiny and beloved North Loop cocktail lounge, is serving up Red's Folly by Julianna Fry, longtime bartender. The drink features Four Roses Bourbon, a 'tea' of red bell pepper, tarragon, sweet smoked paprika, and cinnamon, and Bad Dog Sarsaparilla dry bitters.

2. Olive & June

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3411 Glenview Ave
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 467-9899
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Olive & June will be offering two different cocktails, the Pear Milan for $11 and the Roots of Labor for $12.

3. School House Pub

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2207 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 469-7630
Christina Torres sent along the "Extra Credit," which will run for $7 as a cocktail week special. The drink is composed of St. George, Fernet Branca, mint, lemon, and ginger puree.

4. W Austin

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200 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 542-3600
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The W will offer a “Marga-eater” for $10. Libationist Joyce Garrison says, “Since it is not quite cold yet, margaritas still seem to be in demand. Inspired by the longing for Pedernales peaches which were less than plentiful this year due to draught, the drink uses raspberry to help on to the summer flavors.”

5. Peche

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208 W. 4th St.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 495-9669
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Peche will be offering a Ward 8, a cocktail with a "political bent," for $8 this week.

"The drink has a political story—it was invented at the victory supper (the night BEFORE the election, hah) for sleazy politician Martin 'The Mahatma' Lomasney, running from Boston's Ward Eight -- now Roxbury and the South End. The Ward 8 neighborhood delivered him the winning margin (probably through bribes)."

  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • Maraschino cherry (optional)
Shake the rye whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice, and grenadine with ice; then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with cherry, if desired.

6. Bar Congress

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200 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 827-2760
Jason Stevens of Bar Congress will be offering Mimi's Boilermaker, "my favorite boilermaker." He adds that, "It's not exactly a cocktail per se but is a delicious combination of beer, booze, and bitters."
    Mimi's Boilermaker
  • 10 oz Fire Eagle IPA
  • 1 oz Green Chartreuse
  • 10 drops Bittermen's Mole bitters
Combine all and sip.

7. Midnight Cowboy

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313 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 843-2715
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The Midnight Cowboy, the reservation-only cocktail bar from the Alamo Drafthouse team, will be offering a Jinx Remover, which includes "Herbsaint, Hiver Amer, winter bitters, pineapple juice, and tiki bitters. Served over crushed ice in a Tiki Mug with mint and grated cinnamon garnish."

8. Parkside

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301 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-9898
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Kara, the bar manager, at Parkside is offering the "Sage Blossom" for $12. "It has a housemade pomegranate sage shrub, Milagro Reposado tequila and lemon juice."

9. QUI Restaurant

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1600 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
Qui will be offering a "Mulled Calimocho" Bartender Justin Elliot says, "At Qui we've been playing around lately with elevating some traditional "vulgar" drink preparations and we've been really excited by the possibilities of playing with low-proof large format drinks served in the traditional Basque porron. A staple at Basque street festivals, calimocho (or kalimotxo) is typically a mixture of equal parts Coca-Cola and red wine. This version fortifies the red wine with baking spices first, before sweetening the drink with Maine Root Mexicane Cola.

    Per 750ml bottle of red wine:
  • 3 arils of mace
  • 6 piece whole allspice berry
  • 3 piece star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Peel of 1 small orange

Simmer until well-seasoned, covered

Cool, strain, and mix in equal parts with Maine Root Mexican Cola immediately prior to serving.

Look out for more variations on this theme as the fall progresses here at Qui.

10. Weather Up

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1808 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
Kathryn Weatherup sends along her Austin outpost's special. She says, "We have just got a slushy machine in & this is the latest creation. Having chef Kristine Kittrell means we have a whole new world of fun with syrups to play with." The drink features: rye, applejack, fresh apple & cinnamon syrup, orgeat and fresh lemon juice.

1. The Tigress

100 W North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
The Tigress, the tiny and beloved North Loop cocktail lounge, is serving up Red's Folly by Julianna Fry, longtime bartender. The drink features Four Roses Bourbon, a 'tea' of red bell pepper, tarragon, sweet smoked paprika, and cinnamon, and Bad Dog Sarsaparilla dry bitters.
100 W North Loop Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

2. Olive & June

3411 Glenview Ave, Austin, TX 78703
Olive & June will be offering two different cocktails, the Pear Milan for $11 and the Roots of Labor for $12.
3411 Glenview Ave
Austin, TX 78703

3. School House Pub

2207 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Christina Torres sent along the "Extra Credit," which will run for $7 as a cocktail week special. The drink is composed of St. George, Fernet Branca, mint, lemon, and ginger puree.
2207 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

4. W Austin

200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701
The W will offer a “Marga-eater” for $10. Libationist Joyce Garrison says, “Since it is not quite cold yet, margaritas still seem to be in demand. Inspired by the longing for Pedernales peaches which were less than plentiful this year due to draught, the drink uses raspberry to help on to the summer flavors.”
200 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701

5. Peche

208 W. 4th St., Austin, TX 78701
Peche will be offering a Ward 8, a cocktail with a "political bent," for $8 this week.

"The drink has a political story—it was invented at the victory supper (the night BEFORE the election, hah) for sleazy politician Martin 'The Mahatma' Lomasney, running from Boston's Ward Eight -- now Roxbury and the South End. The Ward 8 neighborhood delivered him the winning margin (probably through bribes)."

  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • Maraschino cherry (optional)
Shake the rye whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice, and grenadine with ice; then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with cherry, if desired.
208 W. 4th St.
Austin, TX 78701

6. Bar Congress

200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Jason Stevens of Bar Congress will be offering Mimi's Boilermaker, "my favorite boilermaker." He adds that, "It's not exactly a cocktail per se but is a delicious combination of beer, booze, and bitters."
    Mimi's Boilermaker
  • 10 oz Fire Eagle IPA
  • 1 oz Green Chartreuse
  • 10 drops Bittermen's Mole bitters
Combine all and sip.
200 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

7. Midnight Cowboy

313 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
The Midnight Cowboy, the reservation-only cocktail bar from the Alamo Drafthouse team, will be offering a Jinx Remover, which includes "Herbsaint, Hiver Amer, winter bitters, pineapple juice, and tiki bitters. Served over crushed ice in a Tiki Mug with mint and grated cinnamon garnish."
313 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

8. Parkside

301 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Kara, the bar manager, at Parkside is offering the "Sage Blossom" for $12. "It has a housemade pomegranate sage shrub, Milagro Reposado tequila and lemon juice."
301 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

9. QUI Restaurant

1600 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Qui will be offering a "Mulled Calimocho" Bartender Justin Elliot says, "At Qui we've been playing around lately with elevating some traditional "vulgar" drink preparations and we've been really excited by the possibilities of playing with low-proof large format drinks served in the traditional Basque porron. A staple at Basque street festivals, calimocho (or kalimotxo) is typically a mixture of equal parts Coca-Cola and red wine. This version fortifies the red wine with baking spices first, before sweetening the drink with Maine Root Mexicane Cola.

    Per 750ml bottle of red wine:
  • 3 arils of mace
  • 6 piece whole allspice berry
  • 3 piece star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Peel of 1 small orange

Simmer until well-seasoned, covered

Cool, strain, and mix in equal parts with Maine Root Mexican Cola immediately prior to serving.

Look out for more variations on this theme as the fall progresses here at Qui.

1600 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

10. Weather Up

1808 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Kathryn Weatherup sends along her Austin outpost's special. She says, "We have just got a slushy machine in & this is the latest creation. Having chef Kristine Kittrell means we have a whole new world of fun with syrups to play with." The drink features: rye, applejack, fresh apple & cinnamon syrup, orgeat and fresh lemon juice.
1808 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

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