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‘Cocktails for a Cause’ at these 2 St. Louis restaurants gives back to area families in need this holiday season

It’s a charitable giveback initiative to benefit the St. Louis City Family Gift Drive this holiday season
Credit: Retreat Gastropub & Yellowbelly

ST. LOUIS — ‘Cocktails for a Cause’ is back at Retreat Gastropub and Yellowbelly.

It’s a charitable giveback initiative to benefit the St. Louis City Family Gift Drive this holiday season.

Happening now at both spots, $2 from every drink purchased from the ‘Charitable Cheers’ menu will be donated to support the cause. In 2018, the team raised $2,000 to purchase holiday gifts and necessities for local families. They also helped a family in need by paying one month’s rent for a family of five who faced losing their housing during the holidays. 

The St. Louis Family Gift Drive is a cause founded by Tim Wiggins’ mother. The organization provides gifts and essentials for families with special needs children from ages 0-3. Wiggins, co-owner and beverage director, developed two new cocktail menus this year – doubling the offerings with his takes on eggnog to an old fashioned and a holiday-spiced daiquiri. 

“Each year, we connect with families from around St. Louis, and we have the amazing opportunity to make a substantial difference in their lives during the holidays,” Wiggins said. “We feel that we should use our restaurants as an outlet to do better in the neighborhood and community. With two locations, we’re able to raise funds and awareness during a season when so many local families go without necessities, struggling to pay their rent or heat their homes – let alone put gifts under the tree. We’re proud to make even a small impact on their lives through Cocktails for a Cause.”

All cocktails on the Charitable Cheers menu are $11 with $2 of each cocktail purchased being donated. 

Yellowbelly menu

GOOD SAMARITAN

Espolon Tequila, Sherry, Pasubio Amaro, Pomegranate, Lemon, Five Spice

GOLDEN EGGNOG

Aged Rum Blend, Turmeric, Ginger, Milk, Cream, Egg, Nutmeg

LIL’ FROSTY

Banhez mezcal, Salers, Creme de Cacao, Mint, Coconut cream, Lime

SWEET LIGHT

Rieger Whiskey, Dry Sherry, Cardamom, Marzipan Bitters, Orange Peel, Gelt

HOLIDAIQUIRI

Duckett Rhum Blanc, Allspice, Curacao, Cherry, Bitters, lime

THE TREE IS ON FIRE!

Rieger Gin, Pineapple, Tomatillo, Becherovka, Lime, Whipped Coconut Snow, Rosemary tree

Retreat Gastropub’s Charitable Cheers Menu

GOOD SAMARITAN

Cimarron Tequila, Sherry, Pasubio Amaro, Pomegranate, Lemon, Five Spice

MIDWESTERN EGGNOG

Rieger KC Whiskey, Caffe Amaro, Milk, Cream, Egg, Nutmeg

LIL’ FROSTY

Banhez mezcal, Salers, Creme de Cacao, Mint, Coconut cream, Lime

SILVER BELLS

Aged rums, House Vermouth, Amaro blend, Lime, Sugar

THE WEASLEY 

Old Forrester Bourbon, Bruto Americano, Frangelico, Ginger, Orange Bitters

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