One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That's a sobering statistic to keep in mind during the remainder of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, running through Oct. 31. But we can also do our small part to help the cause of raising awareness and finding a cure.
This month, it's time to drink pink. Here are a handful of alcoholic beverages and boozy events aimed at benefiting organizations related to breast cancer research and resources for survivors.
It's the Tits Fest at Adelbert's Brewery
Adelbert's annual fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Resource Center was started a few years ago, when the pink-hued Hibiscus Saison looked tailor-made for the good cause. The playfully named It's the Tits Festival returns from 1 to 10 p.m. Oct. 13 with a silent auction, a pop-up market, special tappings and glassware, and more. The North Austin brewery raised $4,000 for the organization last year and is hoping to "blow last year's number out of the water," according to the Facebook event page.
W Austin's Breast Lemonade Ever
Throughout the month of October, the downtown hotel is once again donating $1 from all sales of a pretty-in-pink vodka cocktail, the Breast Lemonade Ever, to the Breast Cancer Resource Center. In addition to vodka, the sweet drink has strawberry rosemary lemonade, and you can find it at both the W Austin's Living Room Bar as well as the Wet Deck.
Craftsman's Pink French 75
This East Austin bungalow bar is having a busy October. In addition to transforming into a Halloween pop-up bar complete with spooky decorations and themed cocktails, Craftsman is serving the Pink French 75, with Beefeater Gin, lemon, sugar and prosecco through the end of the month. One dollar from its total $12 cost benefits the Breast Cancer Resource Center.
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Infinite Monkey Theorem's canned rosé
Just because it's fall doesn't mean we have to stop drinking rosé. In fact, it's rosé season all year round in Texas, and especially so at one of Austin's urban wineries, the Infinite Monkey Theorem. At the eclectic winery off South Congress Avenue, order the canned rosé — $1 from every can sold in the tasting room will be donated to the Breast Cancer Resource Center. And doesn't it feel good to drink wine from a can?
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille's Drink Pink program
Through Oct. 31, the downtown steakhouse, as well as all other locations, is donating $5 for every pink cocktail ordered to breast cancer awareness efforts. Featured pink drinks include the Rosé Collins and the Cucumber Blueberry Martini, each one at $15.
Beers on Pink
Once a photography series that captured some of Austin's most beloved craft beers, Beers on Pink has become something far more meaningful: a local fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. On Oct. 19, the event returns from 7 to 11 p.m. with an auction of images made by J-Squared Studios and of steins and goblets that Settle Ceramics has made. Participating breweries, a dozen in total, include Hops & Grain, Skull Mechanix and Thirsty Planet. (And yes, there will be free beer on hand.) A $10 entrance fee will go toward the charity.
For an example of the beer-centric photos on sale, visit Zilker Brewing's Instagram page.