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Incredibly, a national tour has been mapped out across America.

The Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy will hit 27 cities including Chicago, Oklahoma City, Milwaukee and, wait for it... Westport, Massachusetts!

The Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy website describes the event as "a chilling experience dedicated to the stories of Edgar Allan Poe. The event takes place inside a dark speakeasy. Four of his most famous stories will be retold and reimagined by our Poe historians. Our macabre lead mixologist will transform each of those stories into a 4-part cocktail experience."

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The drinks range from a Pale Blue Eye (a light blue cocktail made with blueberry vodka, fresh lemon juice, rose syrup and topped with La Croix) to a Cocktail of Red Death (a bright vibrant cocktail made with 100-proof vodka, cherry herring, benedictine liquor, lime juice, pineapple juice, and bitters).

​The Westport event will take place on Saturday, May 4, at White's of Westport. 

While tickets to the Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy event in Westport may be nearing sellout status, there are also two dates prior to that scheduled in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Tickets are $52.50 each after fees and taxes.

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