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by Pink Lady

The big day is finally here! Have you picked out your dress? Do you have a date? We hope to see you TONIGHT at Silvertone. Come early as the event is first come, first served and sure to sell out. And dress to impress!

THE SNOW BALL will be LUPEC’s first winter prom, a party and clothing drive designed to cure the winter doldrums while collecting items for the women served by On the Rise, a day program for women who are homeless and living in crisis.

We’ll be serving spiked punch and cocktails made with products provided by our amazing partners sponsors Pernod-Ricard, Becherovka, Absolut, Absolut Citron, Pernod Absinthe, Plymouth, Beefeater, Fernet Branca, Carpano, FAIR Spirits, Bols Genever, Galliano L’Authentico, Wiliam Grant & Sons, St-Germain, Skyy Spirits, El Dorado, Bitterman’s, Burke Distributing, Four Roses, Cordoniu and Anchor Distilling!  

And UBER will be offering $15 off chauffeured rides to/from the prom for all new customers. Click HERE to sign up! 

As with all LUPEC events, dressing up is encouraged. Guests are invited to come in creative formal prom attire, and to dress to impress.

THE SNOW BALL: A LUPEC Boston Winter Prom

Monday, January 30th, 7-11 p.m.

Silvertone, 69 Bromfield St, Boston, MA (617) 338-7887

  • $10 cover, first come, first served
  • Drink tickets allotted for clothing & other donation items***
  • Spiked punch and cocktails $5-7 each
  • Guest bartending by Josh Childs and Beau Sturm
  • Musical stylings by TJ Connelly
  • Creative prom attire encouraged – dress to impress!
  • All proceeds from THE SNOW BALL will benefit On the Rise

***Items acceptable for donation include:

  • Thermal undergarments in all sizes
  • Backpacks
  • Flashlights
  • Whistles for emergencies
  • Charlie Cards in denominations of $5
  • Durable winter boots and winter shoes
  • Multi-packs of undergarments like sports socks, sports bras, and underwear in all sizes

***PLEASE NOTE: On the Rise has a surplus of hats, scarves, coats, etc. so bringing the items on the list above would be ideal.***

We hope to see you there! 

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by Pink Lady

1. Guest bartending by Boston legends Beau Sturm & Josh Childs

2. Rock ballads, ’90s throwback hits, the Electric Slide and more by TJ the locally famous DJ for the Boston Red Sox 

3. $15 off a personal chauffeur to/from the prom via Uber! Sign up here to redeem. AND a chance to WIN a free ride – tweet your most embarrassing prom photos to @Uber_Bos to win!

4. Mixology! Spiked punch & cocktails like The Chaperone’s Coffee, The Class of 2012, and The Going Dutch Punch made with products provided by our amazing partner sponsors*  

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

6. Professional Prom Photography to immortalize one of the best nights of your life

7. Complimentary Corsages!** Baby’s breath & carnations for all!

8. Balloon arches. Enough said.

9. Take-home goodies like your very own LUPEC Boston flask!** 

10. Free drinks if you bring donation items!*** And proceeds from every beverage or raffle ticket you purchase benefits On the Rise.

*Our amazing partner sponsors include: Pernod-Ricard, Becherovka,  Absolut, Absolut Citron, Pernod Absinthe, Plymouth, Beefeater, Fernet Branca, Carpano, FAIR Spirits, Bols Genever, Galliano L’Authentico, Wiliam Grant & Sons, St-Germain, Skyy Spirits, El Dorado, Bitterman’s, Burke Distributing, Four Roses, Cordoniu and Anchor Distilling!

**All take-home goodies are first come, first served! As is entrance, so come early!

***Items acceptable for donation include:

  • Thermal undergarments in all sizes
  • Backpacks
  • Flashlights
  • Whistles for emergencies
  • Charlie Cards in denominations of $5
  • Durable winter boots and winter shoes
  • Multi-packs of undergarments like sports socks, sports bras, and underwear in all sizes

***PLEASE NOTE: On the Rise has a surplus of hats, scarves, coats, etc. so bringing the items on the list above would be ideal.***

THE SNOW BALL: A LUPEC Boston Winter Prom

Monday, January 30th, 7-11 p.m.

Silvertone, 69 Bromfield St, Boston, MA (617) 338-7887

  • $10 cover, first come, first served
  • Drink tickets allotted for clothing & other donation items***
  • Spiked punch and cocktails $5-7 each
  • Guest bartending by Josh Childs and Beau Sturm
  • Musical stylings by TJ Connelly
  • Creative prom attire encouraged – dress to impress!
  • All proceeds from THE SNOW BALL will benefit On the Rise

We hope to see you there!

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by Pink Lady
Raise a glass to your right to drink!

On December 5, 1933 the 21st Amendment was ratified ending thirteen long, dry years of Prohibition. “Hallelujah!” cried the nation.

This Monday, the ladies of LUPEC will celebrate by turning out a party in our signature style: with full flapper dress, cheap punches, snacks, and cocktailing for a cause!

Because what else do you have to do on Monday besides drink cheap cocktails for charity?

In keeping with the Speakeasy theme of the era, the location of the party won’t be officially announced until later this weekend. But here’s a riddle of a hint:

You’ll find all that you need at this watering hole,
From a dram to a Collins to drinks by the bowl.
Black nectar from the tap is always divine
Or go whole hog if you’re a fan of swine!

Details will be revealed via Twitter, Facebook, this newsletter, and good ol’ word of mouth (a.k.a. text a LUPEC member.)

What to expect:
*LUPEC girls in flapper gear channeling Texas Guinan and saying things like “Hello suckers, come on in & leave your wallet on the bar!”
*$4 cups of punch!
*$2 charity punch – only available to those who know the super secret password (announced on Repeal Day, Dec 5th)
*Great drinks made with Bluecoat Gin, St-Germain & Pierre Ferrand
*Polaroid photo project, all proceeds go to charity
*Hip flasks, flapper gear, and tails welcome!

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Hope to see you there!

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*Recent ruminations from LUPEC Boston, As originally published in The Weekly Dig.

by Pink Lady

“Mixologist”: it’s a term we hear bandied about quite often these days in the height of the Cocktail Renaissance, usually as reference to a cadre of bartenders that are exceptional at their job. But what does it mean, exactly? And how is a mixologist appreciably different from a regular bartender?

The term “mixologist” dates to a period described by David Wondrich in Imbibe as “The Baroque Age” when the role of the bartender and the beverages served across the mahogany evolved into sophisticated tipples. Good, fresh New England ice became widely available no matter how hot the season. American tipplers, with their rugged individualistic spirits, grew keen on individual cocktails mixed to order rather than the communal cup that was the punch bowl. As beverages and tastes evolved, so did the skill set of the man behind the pine and his palette of flavors: fancy syrups, bitters, and liqueurs from across the pond began to flow into the glass along with liquor, with elaborate fruit garnishes to topping them off.

“Mixologist” first appears in 1856 as a tongue-in-cheek reference to this new breed of bartender in a humor piece penned by Charles G. Leland for the Knickerbocker Magazine. The narrator describes a sporting man’s reference to the bartender as “a ‘mixologist of tipulars’ and ‘tipular fixings’”. Before long the term evolved into sincere definition describing a bartender, as The Washington Post put it, who was “especially proficient at putting odds and ends of firewater together.’”

Nowadays the term is used to describe pretty much the same thing, but we LUPEC ladies feel that all too often it becomes a harbinger of pretense. There are many, many breeds of fine bartender out there and so much more to the job than concocting showy cocktails with esoteric ingredients. As summer slowly retreats, we suggest you raise a glass to all who’ve chosen this profession and their continued commitment to keeping us pleasantly buzzed in a myriad of ways with an Imperial Royale. It’s a delightfully refreshing sip, perfect for the beach or porch, and so profound it took not one but two mixologists to concoct.

IMPERIAL ROYALE

by the Mixology Twins

1.5 oz St-Germain

1 can/bottle Bud Light Lime

Combine ingredients in a pint glass with ice. Stir twice gently to combine. Garnish with one market fresh raspberry.

Cin-cin!

To learn more about the misadventures of the Imperial Royale & the Mixology Twins, fan us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter!

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Join us for a Holiday Punch Party on Monday, December 20th at Starlite Lounge to benefit On the Rise, a Cambridge-based non-profit that supports the initiative and strength of women living in crisis or homelessness.

In addition to the usual mixing, mingling, and drinking that our events offer, we’ll also be holding a clothing drive for the ladies served by On the Rise. An article of women’s clothing gets you a free drink ticket.

We’re seeking casual winter women’s clothing such as: winter coats, hats, gloves, and scarves as well as bras and undergarments of all sizes as there’s always a need for items like these. Proceeds from drink sales will also be donated to On the Rise, so you can still make a difference if all you have are pockets full of cash.

***Starlite will be accepting clothing donations all weekend long! You can drop items off Friday, December 17th – Monday, December 20th after 4pm.***

LUPEC Holiday Punch Party
Monday, December 20, 6 – 11 p.m.
Trina’s Starlite Lounge – Parlor Bar
3 Beacon St., Somerville, MA
Punch, snacks, and specialty cocktails will be served thanks to Bols Genever, St-Germain, Pierre Ferrand, Plantation Rum, Beefeater 24, Absolut, Chartreuse and more!

Holiday attire is encouraged and can be interpreted however you like: Santa Suit, ugly Christmas sweater, Three Wise Men beard, or little black cocktail dress.

We hope to see you there!

Cin-cin!

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by Pink Lady

Huge thanks to everyone who came out to our Science of Taste Through Cocktails seminar at Eastern Standard last night! We hope you had as much fun as we did, learning, drinking, and raising money to support the excellent work of the Science Club for Girls.

Many thanks to Professor Don Katz, Chemist Graham Wright, the lovely folks at Eastern Standard, our liquor sponsors Bols Genever, St-Germain, Plymouth, Campari, and Brugal Rum. And of course, huge thanks to the brilliant bartenders who made our drinks possible, Augusto Lino from Upstairs on the Square, Nicole Lebedevitch from Eastern Standard, Emily Stanley from Bols Genever, Joy Richard from The Franklin Café/The Citizen, Carrie Cole from Craigie on Main. Recipes for their amazing cocktails are below.

WELCOME PUNCH
LUPEC Boston
A classic recipe for an 18th Century bowl of punch.

Green tea
Peels of 8 lemons muddled with sugar
12 oz fresh lemon
1 L btl cognac
1 750 ml btl dark rum

Step #1: Two days before.
Fill a metal bowl (sized to scale with the punch bowl) with water and stash it in the freezer.
Step #2: A few hours before serving, or the night before.
Steep 2 green tea bags in 2 cups water for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Peel 8 lemons. In a large bowl, muddle peels in 2 c sugar until oil is absorbed.
Add tea, 1 L cognac, and 1 750-ml bottle dark rum. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Add 4 cups cold water and refrigerate.
Step #3: Complete this step within a few hours of serving.
Add 12 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice to the booze-sugar-tea mixture.
Add block of ice to the punch bowl and serve. The punch doesn’t taste strong but it is; ladle conservatively into an ice-filled glass.

SOUR
Augusto Lino, Upstairs on the Square
1.5 Gin
1.5 Green chartreuse
1.5 Ice wine verjus
Stir ingredients with ice in a mixing glass. Strain into a chilled cocktails glass.

UMAMI
Nicole Lebedevitch, Eastern Standard
2 oz mushroom infused gin
.75 oz madeira
.5 oz orange juice
.5 oz honey syrup
Regan’s orange bitters
Pinch of salt
Shake ingredients with ice. Strain over new ice into an old fashioned glass.

SALTY – Michelada
Emily Stanley, Bols Genever
In a chilled pint glass with a salted rim add:
1 bottle of Pacifico
.75 oz fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon soy sauce
4 dashed Tabasco sauce

BITTER – Negroni
Joy Richard, The Franklin Café/The Citizen
Equal parts of:
1.5 Gin
1.5 Sweet Vermouth
1.5 Campari
Stir ingredients with ice in a mixing glass. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

SWEET
Carrie Cole, Craigie on Main
1.5 oz Bols Genever
1 oz St. Germain
.5 oz Averna
1 dash Xocolat Mole bitters
Stir ingredients with ice in a mixing glass. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

 

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*Recent ruminations from LUPEC Boston, in case you missed ‘em in this week’s Dig.

by Pink Lady

Ninety years ago this week the struggle for women’s suffrage in United States came to quiet end. At 8 a.m. that morning, Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby issued a proclamation that the 19th Amendment granting American women the right to vote in all public elections had officially become part of the Constitution.

The ceremony took place behind closed doors at Secretary Colby’s private residence “without ceremony of any kind,” according to the New York Times, “unaccompanied by the taking of movies or other pictures, despite the fact that the National Woman’s Party, or militant branch of the general suffrage movement, had been anxious to be represented by a delegation of women and to have the historic event filmed for public display and permanent record.” It was nevertheless monumental, a moment 72 years in the making and the culmination of a long and ceaseless campaign for American women and their male supporters.

Fifty-one years later, at the height of the Second Wave Women’s Movement, U.S. Congress designated August 26 to be “Women’s Equality Day”, both as a nod to women’s enfranchisement and to women’s continued efforts toward full equality. To paraphrase, the Joint Resolution was passed because “the women of the United States have been treated as second-class citizens and have not been entitled the full rights and privileges, public or private, legal or institutional, which are available to male citizens of the United States…the women of the United States have united to assure that these rights and privileges are available to all citizens equally regardless of sex” designating August 26, the anniversary date of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, “as symbol of the continued fight for equal rights.”

Sounds like reason enough for us to raise a glass. The ladies of LUPEC Boston will be celebrating Women’s Equality Day as we do, with a party and cocktails, of course! We’ll team up with Bols Genever & St-Germain to host a cocktail party at the Franklin Southie on Thursday, August 26 from 9 p.m. – close, featuring $5 Women’s Lib-themed cocktails, cheap bar snacks, and general merry-making. We hope to see you there.

If you can’t make it by, why not sip on a Shaddock? It’s a delightfully delicious sip that contains both St-Germain and Bols and is simple to make at home. After all, it’s all equal parts.

THE SHADDOCK

.75 oz Bols Genever

.75 oz St-Germain

.75 oz Aperol

.75 oz fresh lemon juice

Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Cin-cin!

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