About LUPEC Boston
The Boston chapter of LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails) is a classic cocktail society dedicated to breeding, raising, and releasing nearly extinct drinks into the wild (a.k.a. Boston-area bars and restaurants.) Founded in February 2007 by Misty Kalkofen and nine fellow cocktail enthusiasts, LUPEC Boston is the city’s first and only female-oriented cocktail society. The ladies of LUPEC Boston meet once a month to sample delicious cocktail creations from a bygone era, and educate themselves about the important and nearly forgotten forebroads who sipped them.
In addition to preserving our own personal Joie de Vivre by guaranteeing members one good cocktail party every month, LUPEC Boston strives to enhance and improve the lives of Boston-area women through fundraising events for local women’s charities. LUPEC Boston partners with local bars and liquor purveyors to offer co-ed classic cocktail parties and special events. Check back often to find out more about what we’re mixing up around town.
Founded in Pittsburgh in 2001, Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (a.k.a. LUPEC) is an all women’s classic cocktail society. Their mission:“In a post-millenial world of beer and prepackaged Chex Mix™, LUPEC works tirelessly to breed, raise, and release cocktails that are endangered or even believed to be extinct.”
LUPEC seeks to: “invoke and honor the spirits of their Forebroads; continue the American tradition of dangerous women calling themselves Ladies and getting together in groups, clubs, and societies to work undercover while they chip away at the patriarchy; to protect the collective Joie de Vivre of LUPEC members by assuring them at least one good party a month; to encourage the accumulation and use of vintage serving and barware.”
LUPEC chapters now exist in several major cities across the country, including New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Phoenix, Chicago, and New Orleans. For more information about LUPEC visit http://www.lupec.org.