Parched March is entering the home straight and I thought it was about time I made a donation to their very worthy cause.
This month-long celebration of Sydney’s bar culture is a much needed follow-up to Febsober, which I almost made it through this year (skipped Valentine’s Day and my friend’s Hen night – fair’s fair I say). But given I also got through the month of January sans booze, I figure its seize the day time during Parched March. (I wish I could think of a good January-ism for not drinking. Hmmm….. yep, I got nothing.)
There are so many bars involved in Parched March that I think it’s a case of there not being enough drinking hours in the day. Still – the Parched March teams seem to be giving it a red-hot go, with their 30 bars in 30 days challenge, and you can check out their progress on the site.
And there’s still time for you to make a donation or sponsor a team. Donations go to the Animal Welfare League Queensland or the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home. I went with the Animal Welfare League Queensland, given that I’m a Brissie girl and know what so many people and pets have been through with the floods of late, but they’re both very deserving of support.
As well as the serious biz of raising much needed bucks, the bars involved are offering some brilliant cocktail specials, like this one at Eau de Vie in Darlinghurst, which was also bartender Luke Redington’s winning drink in the World Class Best Seasonal Cocktail competition (2011):
$19 with $2 per drink going to charity
A frosty mix of Tanqueray No. TEN, amaro, honey, white grapefruit & spiced Lager syrup. Topped with soda.
With my petulant for Tanqueray No. TEN I must pay them a visit pronto. So cheers to a worthy cause and to what remains of Parched March.