Archive for August, 2007

A huge thank you to all who made their way to Green Street on Sunday night for an evening of Chatreuse cocktails co-sponsored by the lovely ladies of LUPEC Boston and our friends at drinkboston.com. From our humble monk (who some of us found out had a little something up his sleeve) to the beautiful images of Philip Groning’s Into Great Silence to the saucy broads shakin’ up the cocktails, the night was an overwhelming success!

We featured four cocktails on Sunday, two highlighting Green Chartreuse and two highlighting Yellow Chartreuse. Let’s all grab our Boston shakers and raise our glasses to the fabulous folks who graciously supported our event: Frederick Wildman (importers of Chartreuse), Hendrick’s Gin, Nino Franco Prosecco, the Museum of the American Cocktail, the fine owners and staff of Green Street, and all of you who made your way out on a Sunday night!

Scoff Law Cocktail
1 oz Old Overholt Rye
1 oz French Vermouth
.5 oz Green Chartreuse
.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
2 dashes Orange Bitters
Combine ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

The Champs-Elysees
1.5 oz Germain Fine Brandy
.75 oz Yellow Chartreuse
.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Combine ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

The Can Can (a LUPEC Boston original)
5 sour cherries
1 oz Yellow Chartreuse
.25 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Nino Franco Prosecco
Muddle the sour cherries in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add Chartreuse, grapefruit juice, bitters and ice. Shake and Strain into a flute. Top with chilled Nino Franco Prosecco. Kick up your skirts and enjoy!

The Irma La Douce (a LUPEC Boston original)
1.5 oz Hendrick’s Gin
.5 oz Green Chartreuse
.5 oz Cucumber puree (peel and blend fresh cucumber, then pass through a sieve)
.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
.5 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
.25 oz Simple Syrup
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Raise your glass to Irma La Douce, a movie in which Shirley MacLaine plays a Parisian prostitute who wears bright green stockings!

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LUPEC-Boston and Drinkboston.com
are proud to present…
Green Street
Sunday, August 19, 2007, 7:00 p.m.

LUPEC Boston is proud to invite you to our very first co-ed cocktail party!

On Sunday, August 19th Drinkboston.com and LUPEC Boston will join boozy forces with help from our friends at Hendrick’s Gin to host Chartreuse Cocktails at Green Street in Cambridge. Tickets for this event cost $35/person and include four Chartreuse cocktails, and complimentary passed appetizers. The event begins at 7 p.m., and yes, boys are invited!

LUPEC Boston members will be on hand to mix, pour, and talk about classic cocktails. The ladies of LUPEC will be accompanied by a special guest bartender from Boston dressed in the guise of a Carthusian Monk, who will educate guests about the rich, clandestine history and secret ingredients of this storied liqueur. An additional menu of Chartreuse cocktails will also be available for purchase at the bar.

Proceeds from Chartreuse Cocktails at Green Street will benefit LUPEC Boston, and the fundraising events that we’re ramping up for this fall.

– Tickets price is $35/person including 4 chartreuse cocktails and passed appetizers
– Advance tickets can be reserved by calling Green Street at 617-876-1655 or emailing LUPEC Boston at lupecboston@gmail.com
– Tickets can be purchased by visiting Green Street, 280 Green St., Cambridge, MA

Chin-chin! And we can’t wait to see you there!

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