This month, there is no need to feel guilty for ordering that extra cocktail, as two local restaurants are donating the proceeds to good causes. Phillips Seafood in the Inner Harbor is doing a promotion called "Chicktails for Hope," where a portion of the proceeds from three drinks will be donated to the cancer center City of Hope. Choose from the Chicktini (white zinfandel, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, and a cherry), the Chickgria (white zinfandel, Absolut Citron, razzmatazz, peach schnapps, sweet and sour mix, Sierra Mist, and fresh fruit), or Sutter Home white zinfandel. Additionally, from now through December, bring the tops from your Sutter Home white zinfandel bottles at home into the restaurant and they'll donate $1 for every top collected to breast cancer research.
Not too far away from Phillips, the B&O American Brasserie is running a similar promotion this month. From now until December 1, order one of four cocktails and Kimpton Hotels will donate $1 to the Whitman-Walker Clinic, an HIV/AIDS medical service organization in Washington, DC. The drink list is impressive and includes a Grapefruit Spritz (Ketel One Citreon Vodka, Campari, and grapefruit juice sparked with club soda), a Bad Apple (Don Julio Silver Tequila, Lillet, Angostura bitters, apple juice, and ginger beer), an Orange Blossom Fizz (Belvedere Orange, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, pineapple juice, and sparkling wine), and the Morning Daiquiri (Ten Cane Rum, Grand Marnier shaken with fresh lime juice, and orange marmalade).
So try to hit up these restaurants and some some cocktails this November. There probably isn't an easier way to do good.
[Image: courtesy of sutterhomeforhope.com]