Archive for the ‘Apricot Brandy’ Category

Today was a big day for the ladies of LUPEC Boston. No, it’s not because we’re so excited about Women’s History Month starting tomorrow we can’t even stand it! It’s because one of LUPEC Boston’s very own tied the knot today!

That’s right, today Miss Contessa became a Mrs. She and her beloved just couldn’t let Leap Day go by without doing something special…so they got hitched this morning at city hall! Then it was off to Harvard Square to get matching nuptial tattoos.

A very special wedding reception was held in their honor this afternoon at Silvertone. LUPEC Boston was very well represented. We were positively overjoyed when the bride & groom made their grand entrance , looking as picture perfect as the figurines atop a wedding cake.

Let’s raise a glass of one of these to the nuptial couple this weekend!

Tin Wedding Cocktail

1 oz brandy

3/4 oz gin

Stir in mixing glass with ice & strain. Serve in a cocktail glass.

Wedding Belles

3/4 oz gin
3/4 oz Red Dubonnet
1/2 oz orange juice
Shake in iced cocktail shaker & strain. Serve in a cocktail glass.

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Raiders of the Lost Cocktail, anyone? This event, hosted by The Spirit World, was designed to:

“…re-examine some of the slightly more obscure products which might be gathering dust on the shelves of bars across America (if not the world), and to see if our intrepid little band of explorers can uncover some forgotten gems of recipes which might breathe new life into those products.”

We’ll drink to that!

This month’s theme is Apricot Brandy, and it just so happens that the namesake cocktail of one of our founding broads features this nearly forgotten ingredient. On behalf of the ladies of LUPEC Boston, I present to you: The MiMi! It’s most delicious.

Courtesy, Hotel Georges V, Paris

1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 dashes grenadine

1/5 apricot brandy

3/5 gin

2 drops cognac

1 egg white

Rub rim of small wine glass with slice of lemon. Dip edge into powdered sugar. Shake ingredients with ice, and strain into glass.

From Ted Saucier’s Bottom’s Up, copyright 1951.

Cin-cin, all!

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