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Every October, local businesses participate in the Lynn Sage Foundation's "In Good Taste" campaign to help support Breast Cancer Awareness and research. While many businesses donate proceeds from events, products sold, and even food purchased, we've rounded up some local spots where you can drink for a cure. Read on to find out how you can do you part this month!

Start by drinking caffeine for a cure. Caffè Umbria, the urban European cafe at 346 N. Clark in River North, will donate $1 from every 12-ounce bag of Gusto Crema Blend ($11.50) purchased to the "In Good Taste" campaign. This particular blend is a medium roast with a creamy body.

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The Chocolate Strawberry Martini at Belly Up Smokehouse

You won't have to twist our arm to get us to try one of these delicious looking martinis. Belly Up Smokehouse (1132 S Wabash | in the South Loop will donate a portion of the proceeds from every Chocolate Strawberry Martini (Stoli Strawberry, PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur, cranberry juice, prosecco, lime juice, chocolate syrup and a shaved chocolate rim; $12) sold during the month of October.

Hanging out on the Northside for a Cubs game this month? Stop by Lakeview staple Clark Street Dog and Bar (3040 N Clark St. | where they will be donating a portion of proceeds from every specialty "Think Pink" shot sold. The $5 shot contains vodka, peach schnapps and splash of cranberry.

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Clark Street Dog and Bar's Think Pink Shot

Forno Rosso Pizzeria Napoletan(1048 Randolph St. | www.fornorossopizzeria) in the West Loop is also supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For every $10 Pink Martini sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Lynn Sage Foundation's In Good Taste Campaign. This drink has cranberry, vodka, St. Germain and is topped with Mionetto Prosecco Brut Rose and a lemon twist.

If you're a fan of sake, Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya (1482 N Milwaukee Ave | in Wicker Park has created a special "Yuki" cocktail, which means courage in Japanese. Featuring Japanese Nigori sake and Cointreau with fresh lemon juice for $9 each, Kizuki will donate a portion of the proceeds towards breast cancer research.

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The Owlington at Remedy Bar in Wicker Park.

Remedy Bar (1910 N Milwaukee Ave |, the newcomer situated at the border of Logan Square and Wicker Park, will donate $1 from every pink cocktail on their menu purchased during the week of Monday, October 24 through Monday, October 31 to the Lynn Sage Foundation's In Good Taste Campaign. The bar, which sports an eclectic craft cocktail list, has several $10 pink cocktails (excludes happy hour) on their menu like the Bronson (Vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, PAMA Pomegranate, Chareau, Creme de Violette), El Diablo (Silver Tequila, Creme de Cassis, lime juice, ginger beer), and the Owlington (Pineapple juice, Giffard Banana, Hamilton Gold Rum, lime juice, Coco Lopez, Angostura Bitters).

Phil Stefani-owned restaurants, Tuscany Restaurants (locations in Chicago, Oak Brook and Wheeling) are offering an "Awareness Martini" this month. The $13 martini features raspberry vodka, Razzmatazz liqueur and a splash of Sprite, and for each one sold, $3 will be donated to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 


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