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A new Houston cocktail quest turns drinking into a very good deed

A new Houston cocktail quest turns drinking into a very good deed

The Falliday Cocktail Quest Deep Eddy Vodka November 2013
Developed by Ryan Rouse, the Rotterdam Falliday combines Deep Eddy vodka, lemon juice and G&G Aromatic Syrup. Courtesy photo

Houstonians love eating for charity. Consider that, during the month of August, enough people participated in Houston Restaurant Weeks to raise more than $1.2 million for the Houston Food Bank. We love drinking for charity, too.

Just look at the ever-increasing monthly donations made possible by patrons of the Original OKRA Charity Saloon

 The syrup combines cinnamon, allspice, clove and star anise to give the Rotterdam a sweet, spicy flavor that's perfect for fall. 

This month one of Houston's most beloved art institutions, The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, get in on the charity drinking movement with the Falliday Cocktail Quest. Through the months of November and December, order a Rotterdam Falliday at a number of bars around town, including Lowbrow, Goro & Gun and Grand Prize, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Orange Show. 

What is a Rotterdam Falliday?

Developed by Grand Prize/Bad News Bar/Goro & Gun co-owner Ryan Rouse, the drink combines Deep Eddy vodka, fresh lemon juice and G&G Aromatic syrup developed by Goro & Gun bar manager Alexander Gregg. The syrup combines cinnamon, allspice, clove and star anise to give the Rotterdam a sweet, spicy flavor that's perfect for fall. 

At a tasting at the CultureMap office, everyone who tried the drink liked it, with a few staffers going back for seconds. At work. It's pretty addictive. 

To promote the cause, the Quest has hooked in with the Free Press New Year's Eve concert. Every week, a bar will host an event to promote the Rotterdam and give away tickets to FPNYE. Check the Falliday Events website for times and locations.