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CSA Cocktails and Open Bars That'll Get You Through Hump Day

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It's only Wednesday, and the work week is dragging on in an abnormally painful manner -- perhaps due to the anticipation of the mayhem that will ensue at this weekend's Coachella festival.

Well, there are a couple cocktailing to-dos this evening that can help you pull through. Here's what's shakin:

Pour Vous' Anniversary: In honor of this classy French cocktail bar's one year anniversary, Pour Vous is doing an open bar this evening from 8-10 p.m. Their Facebook page recommends getting there early (i.e. 8 p.m.), because things are bound to get crowded. Oh, and please wear something suitable to the occasion. The bars in this group are classy establishments (La Descarga, Harvard & Stone). For directions and location, check out their site here.

CSA Cocktails at Cliff's Edge: We're big fans of the new goings-on at Cliff's Edge in Silver Lake, what with the stunning cookery of Vartan Abgaryan and the weekly pop-ups by barman Matthew Biancaniello. This week, Biancaniello will be partnering up with Tara Kolla of Silver Lake Farms to make specialty cocktails with her farm-fresh produce. The bar fills up quickly on the nights he's there, and the intricate drinks take some time to make, so just be patient. And while you're waiting, feel free to talk to Kolla about the CSA program. You'll need those veggies for your detox when you return from the desert. For more info and location, visit the Cliff's Edge site. Here are some of the CSA cocktails on offer for $13 each:

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Bad to the Bone: Bone marrow infused bourbon with smoked cayenne infused egg whites

Sweet Bitter End of Tokyo: Mochi infused sake with the rest of the Surinam cherries

Hanky Panky: Bols Genver, lovage, Paige mandarins, Aperol, ghost pepper salt

Wild Mustard Gin Punch: Hendricks, strawberries, apple mint and sweet clover infused cream

I Pray This One's For Kai: Champagne, Aperol , blood Orange and ginger infused Saint Germain foam