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Happy Repeal Day, everyone! Let’s raise a glass to raising a glass!

We plan to begin celebrating with a cocktail tonight, and laissez les Bontemps roulez all the way until next Monday, when we’ll be teaming up once again with the Etiquetteer for a benefit cocktail reception at the Gibson House Museum!

We’ll raise a glass to the 80th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition (December 5, 1933) at the Gibson House Museum on Monday, December 9, 2013, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Etiquetteer will offer a few deft words about the manners and morals of Prohibition. Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC) will be serving Charlie’s Beacon, a cocktail specially designed in honor of the Gibson House and its founder, Charles Hammond Gibson, Jr. Ryan and Wood Distillery of Gloucester is graciously sponsoring Repeal Day with its world-class Knockabout Gin. Period attire is encouraged.

All proceeds go to support the matching grant of $7,081 awarded to Gibson House Museum from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Museums for America grant program. The grant will fund a project to scan, digitize, and archive photographs from the collection held in 21 photograph albums, a total of 1356 images. This project will enable the House to fulfill its mission to welcome people through a variety of programs.

Tickets are $100. Space is strictly limited to 35 guests, so make your required reservations now by contacting the House at info@thegibsonhouse.org or 617.267.6338!

We hope to see you there!

We’re almost at the end of May and have some more updates about our #DrinkOne  Boston Marathon victim campaign.

Buy your tickets right here right now for our party at The Sinclair on June 6.from 7-11pm

The Boston-area bartending community will wrap up the month-long DrinkOne promotion with a celebratory fundraiser at Harvard Square hot spot, The Sinclair. Throughout the month of May drinking establishments from Boston, Cambridge, and beyond partnered together for DrinkOne, a city-wide drink promotion developed to benefit service industry professionals and families affected by the tragic bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The event will include $5 signature cocktails with proceeds benefiting DrinkOne, food, door prizes, raffle, burlesque acts by The Boston Babydolls, and more. Entry to the event ranges from $20 to $40 (including a raffle ticket and DrinkOne tee-shirt.)

 

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Remember: The boys of onthebar have made it super easy to find all #DrinkOne cocktails when you’re out about town.  Just download their app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and search for “drinkone” in the drinks tab!

Find our drinks on the onthebar app. Search for "drinkone"

Find our drinks on the onthebar app. Search for “drinkone”

Oh, and about those cocktails: THEY’RE FREAKIN’ DELICIOUS. Here, take a look at them (hover to see ingredients; click to embiggen). Then, drag your friends out to help you drink some!

And if you can’t make it out to any of our events or bars, remember you can still donate here. Cin cin!

Enjoy a DrinkOne cocktail at any of the following locations: Backbar, Citizen, Franklin Cafe, Franklin Southie, The Hawthorne, Trina’s Starlite Lounge, Il Casale, The Sinclair, Russell House Tavern, The Vault, West Bridge, Sycamore, Daddy Jones, Park, Casa B, Moksa, Silvertone, Eastern Standard, Fuji.

DrinkOne cocktails are made possible with generous support from Fire Puncher Vodka, Brugal, Pierre Ferrand 1840, Cutty Sark, Reyka, Drambuie, GTD Wireworks Gin, Sailor Jerry, Hendricks, Jack’s Abby, Citadelle, Punt E Mes, Four Roses, Drambuie, Plantation 5 Year Barbados, Bacardi, Damrak, Four Roses, and J. Lohr wine.

We’re halfway through May and have some exciting updates about our #DrinkOne  Boston Marathon victim campaign.

First thing’s first: Save the date for June 6 at the Sinclair where we will have a wrapup party featuring raffles, auctions, and more!

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Also: The boys of onthebar have now made it super easy to find all #DrinkOne cocktails when you’re out about town.  Just download their app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and search for “drinkone” in the drinks tab!

Find our drinks on the onthebar app. Search for "drinkone"

Find our drinks on the onthebar app. Search for “drinkone”

Oh, and about those cocktails: THEY’RE FREAKIN’ DELICIOUS. Here, take a look at them (hover to see ingredients; click to embiggen). Then, drag your friends out to help you drink some!

And if you can’t make it out to any of our events or bars, remember you can still donate here. Cin cin!

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Have a drink with LUPEC and USBG and make an automatic donation, it’s that easy!

Last week, we told you about our plans to help raise money for both the Marathon victims and our sisters & brothers in the service industry affected by the loss of business. Most of us work for bars that have all raised and will continue to raise money for OneBoston. We are doing this additional fundraiser, in part, to help the service workers who either could not get to work or donated their time to serve first responders, refusing any tips. We are proud of their selfless actions during what should have been one of their busiest weeks of the year.

All the bars on this list have designated a cocktail on their menu whose May proceeds will go our fundraiser. Stop into your favorite bars, ask them what their DrinkOne special is, order and pay for it, and you’ve donated! Thanks so far to: Back Bar, Casa B, Citizen, Daddy Jones, Franklin Cafe, Franklin Southie, Green Street, The Hawthorne, Il Casale, Island Creek Oyster Bar, Moksa, Park, Russell House Tavern, The Sinclair, Sycamore, Tavern Road, Trina’s Starlite Lounge, The Vault, and West Bridge!

Update 5/2: Also, thanks and welcome to Silvertone and Eastern Standard as participating bars!

Of course, none of this would be possible without our brand sponsors. Thank you to:  Angostura, Drambuie, Edrington Group, Fratelli Branca, Galliano, Jack’s Abby, Origins Beverage, Sidney Frank, and William Grant Innovations Portfolio.

Please help spread the word with your friends, customers, and colleagues! Stay tuned for news about the blowout party we’ll be having at the end of our DrinkOne campaign.

Can’t make it out? Donate directly here!

Want to get your bar involved? There’s still time! Contact Kitty!

Announcing…

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DrinkOne

A LUPEC + USBG Marathon Fundraiser

This May drinking establishments from Boston, Cambridge, and beyond will partner together for DrinkOne, a month-long, city-wide drink promotion. ALL profits of sales of DrinkOne drinks will be donated those affected by the tragic bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon April 15, 2013.

DrinkOne will allow Boston-area bartenders to show their support the best way they know how: by serving delicious drinks and donating all proceeds from their sales to victims of the Marathon bombings.

DrinkOne will be punctuated by a series of events to include a bar crawl, where guests will “race” from bar to bar to sample DrinkOne drinks while sporting specially made “running” shirts, arriving at a celebratory bash to mark the end of the promotion (venue TBD.)

The closing bash also a fundraiser, will feature a fabulous prize raffle, and silent auction. The total dollar amount raised during the course of the month at the closing party.

PARTICIPATING BARS

It’s easy to participate: simply designate a drink of your choosing, either newly added or an old faithful, as your DrinkOne cocktail. Proceeds from sales of that drink through May 31st will support those affected by the Marathon Bombings.

Stay tuned for a list of venues where you can drink for a cause this May!

Can’t make it to Boston to drink for a cause? Donate here!

BENEFICIARIES

DrinkOne will collect all donations through gofundme.com or via check written directly to the USBG Boston. Once the promotion is complete, DrinkOne will announce the dollar amount of funds raised, which will then be allocated as follows:

  • To support members of the service industry affected by the Marathon bombings

  • To support families affected by the Marathon bombings

For further information or to get involved please contact Kitty Amann at 617-733-2791 or via email kirsten@kirstenamann.com.

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1. Guest bartending by Boston bar stars Josh Childs & John Nugent.

2. A FREE ride to prom in a fabulous town car for first time users of UBER.

3. Mixology! The finest spiked punch in the land made with products provided by our amazing partner sponsors*.

4. Prizes for best dressed! Don your full skirts and baby blue tuxedos, your waterfall bangs, ’80s prom dresses, and skinny ties.

6. Professional Prom Photos to immortalize the best night of your life.

7. Free entry if you bring donation items! (Listed below) And proceeds from every beverage or raffle ticket you purchase benefits breast cancer.

8. An “Under the Sea” themed wonderland where you’ll dance the night away – just like “Back to the Future”.

9. A groovy singing, dancing lobster – just like in the Little Mermaid. Only BETTER.

10. A unicorn. Named Tom Cruise.

*Pernod Ricard, Cooper Spirits, Anchor Distilling, Infinium Spirits, Origin Beverage, Campari USA, Folio Fine Wine, Four Roses, Horizon Beverage, Brugal Rum

THE SNOW BALL: A LUPEC Boston Winter Prom
Monday, Feb 4th from 7-11pm
Silvertone, 69 Bromfield St, Boston
 - $25 at the door OR complimentary entrance with donation of requested items
 - Entry is first come, first served  
 - Entry includes: 4 drink tickets for $25 OR drink tickets commensurate with clothing donation, dancing, snacks
 - $5 punches available for additional purchase 

The Snow Ball
A LUPEC Boston Winter Prom

Silvertone, 69 Bromfield St, Boston
THIS MONDAY!
Monday,
February 4, 2013, 7-11 PM

On Monday, February 4, 2013 from 7-11pm LUPEC Boston will transform the back room at Silvertone into an “Under the Sea”-themed Prom. The night will be a whimsical evening of dancing, drinks, and awkward slow dancing, all to benefit women’s charities On the Rise and The Breast Cancer Fund.

THE SNOW BALL will be LUPEC’s second annual winter prom, a party and clothing drive designed to alleviate the winter doldrums for Boston-area cocktail lovers while collecting clothing and raising money for women’s charities. Beneficiaries this winter are On the Rise, a Cambridge-based non-profit that supports the initiative and strength of women living in crisis or homelessness, and cash donations for The Breast Cancer Fund, a non-profit working to translate the growing body of scientific evidence linking breast cancer and environmental exposures into public education and advocacy campaigns to protect women’s health and reduce breast cancer risk.

Entry to THE SNOW BALL costs $25 and will be granted on a first come, first served basis. 100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to The Breast Cancer Fund. Clothing donations will be given to On the Rise.

Guests who bring clothing and other items deemed acceptable for donation (magic list below) will receive tickets for complimentary drinks commensurate with their donation. $5 spiked punch will be available for purchase. Light snacks will be served and celebrity bartenders Josh Childs and John Nugent will hold forth behind the stick.

As with all LUPEC events, dressing up is encouraged. Guests are invited to come in creative formal prom attire, and to dress to impress. Prizes will be awarded for “Best Dressed.”

THE SNOW BALL: A LUPEC Boston Winter Prom
Monday, Feb 4th from 7-11pm
Silvertone, 69 Bromfield St, Boston
$25 at the door OR complimentary entrance with clothing donation
Entry is first come, first served
Entry includes: 4 drink tickets for $25 OR drink tickets commensurate with clothing donation, dancing, snacks

$5 punches available for additional purchase


Donation Requests

from

On the Rise 

These items will get you in for free! 

 


Seasonal, causal women’s clothing and travel-size toiletries are items that are always needed by the women at On The Rise. Here’s a few easily portable items you can bring to The Snow Ball.

For a full, comprehensive list of items that can help, click HERE.

 - Multi-packs of undergarments like sports socks, sports bras, and underwear in all sizes

  – Charlie Cards in denominations of $5 

Warm or wool socks in new condition (not ankle socks) 

  – $25 denominations to Target to assist housed women  

UBER

 Gets You to the Snow Ball

IN STYLE! 

Free rides for first timers!
LUPEC Boston is excited to offer $25 off a town car ride to our launch event for anyone who hasn’t tried Uber yet! Haven’t heard of Uber? No problem!

Uber is an iPhone/Android app that lets you tag your location and summon a professional driver to your side within minutes. Once in the car, the driver will take you wherever you need to go. The fare is billed to your credit card with tip already included so you don’t have to worry about handling cash. For the radius of Ubers available pickup, as well as a detailed breakdown of rates, check out www.uber.com/Boston.

To help you get to the event in style, Uber is offering $25 off the town car ride by using the code
“boslupec2013″. Head into the app, click on account, then promotions, and enter the code.

Once applied, your ride will be way cheaper – and slicker – than a cab!

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