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*as posted in DigBoston

 

If a Sazerac tastes delicious to you and drinking several makes you drunk, what’s an easy way to make the experience of imbibing them even better? Why, make them stronger of course. But how do you make a cocktail that’s already about as boozy as they come even more so?

A high proof spirit is the solution.

As women who love spirits, we are always delighted to sample from this category of potables, known as “Navy Strength” products. In seafaring days, spirits would be distilled to a higher proof to ensure that if a bottle was ever spilled onto a pile of gun powder during an evening’s revelry, the ammo would still explode.

 

High proof spirits are also fun for party tricks, such as flaming shots, Blue Blazers, and the particularly showy display of blowing fire. Trying at home without supervision is not recommended. Instead, grab yourself a bottle of high proof rye and get busy mixing up a batch of the aforementioned Sazerac.

 

If mixing at home isn’t your thing, head on over to the Citizen where any of their team of skilled mixologists can mix one up for you, preferably with a perfectly spherical cube of ice.

 

SAZERAC
Adapted from The Essential Cocktail by Dale DeGroff

1 sugar cube
3-4 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
2 oz Rittenhouse 100 Proof
splash of Absinthe, Pernod, or Herbsaint
Lemon peel

Take two rocks glasses and fill one with ice to chill for serving while preparing the drink in another glass. In the bottom of the prep glass, muddle the sugar cube and bitters until the sugar is dissolved; a splash of water can execute the process. Add the rye and several ice cubes, and stir to chill. Take the serving glass, toss out its ice, and add the splash of Absinthe, Pernod or Herbsaint. Swirl it around to coat the inside of the glass, and then pour out any liquid that remains. Strain the chilled cocktail into the prepared glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

 

CIN-CIN!

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LUPEC: THE SNOWBALL

*as posted in DigBoston

 

It’s easy to get the blues this time of year when the only holiday on the horizon is Valentine’s Day. You need a cocktail. Thus we bring you THE SNOW BALL—a LUPEC Boston Winter Prom. On January 30 the ladies of LUPEC Boston will transform the back room at Silvertone into a winter wonderland for a magical evening of dancing, drinks and awkward prom photos to benefit local women’s charityOn the Rise.

While former prom kings and queens are reliving their wonder years,

those among us who skipped prom because they were too busy listening to punk music and being vegan (cough BOURBON BELLE cough) will have a chance to enjoy Prom 2.0—complete with spiked punch, cocktails and hands below the waist.

Entry to THE SNOW BALL costs $10 and will be granted on a first come, first served basis. All of the ticket proceeds will be donated to On the Rise. Guests who bring clothing and other items deemed acceptable for donation (visit lupecboston.com for specifics) will be given tickets for complimentary drinks commensurate with their donation. Additional spiked punch and cocktails that commemorate proms throughout the ages will be available for purchase for $5-$7 each. Light appetizers will be served.

Josh Childs and Beau Sturm will guest bartend and TJ Connelly, the locally famous DJ for the Boston Red Sox and co-founder of getonthebar.com will provide musical entertainment. Guests will have an opportunity to have their moment memorialized in THE SNOW BALL photo booth.

As with all LUPEC events, dressing up is encouraged and guests are invited to come in creative formal prom attire. And yes, a prom king and queen will be crowned, so dress to impress.

Enjoy one of these as you mull over your outfit.

PINK CARNATION
1 egg white
.25 oz grenadine
.25 oz lemon juice
.25 oz Sweet cream
2oz Beefeater gin
Shake and strain into cocktail glass.

CIN-CIN!

 

COCKTAIL PARTY

Our prom date left with the art teacher. True story. Man, we really coulda used a drink back then. Heh. Yeah … we’re calling this SNOW BALL thing a total do-over.
[69 Bromfield St., Boston. 617.338.7887. 7 pm/21+/$10. silvertonedowntown.com]

 

 

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! 

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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The Snow Ball!

*As originally published in DigBoston.

by Pink Lady

It’s easy to get the blues this time of year when the only holiday on the horizon is Valentine’s Day. You need a cocktail. Thus we bring you THE SNOW BALL—a LUPEC Boston Winter Prom. On January 30 the ladies of LUPEC Boston will transform the back room at Silvertone into a winter wonderland for a magical evening of dancing, drinks and awkward prom photos to benefit local women’s charity On the Rise.

While former prom kings and queens are reliving their wonder years,

those among us who skipped prom because they were too busy listening to punk music and being vegan (cough BOURBON BELLE cough) will have a chance to enjoy Prom 2.0—complete with spiked punch, cocktails and hands below the waist.

Entry to THE SNOW BALL costs $10 and will be granted on a first come, first served basis. All of the ticket proceeds will be donated to On the Rise. Guests who bring clothing and other items deemed acceptable for donation (visit lupecboston.com for specifics) will be given tickets for complimentary drinks commensurate with their donation. Additional spiked punch and cocktails that commemorate proms throughout the ages will be available for purchase for $5-$7 each. Light appetizers will be served.

Josh Childs and Beau Sturm will guest bartend and TJ Connelly, the locally famous DJ for the Boston Red Sox and co-founder of getonthebar.com will provide musical entertainment. Guests will have an opportunity to have their moment memorialized in THE SNOW BALL photo booth.

As with all LUPEC events, dressing up is encouraged and guests are invited to come in creative formal prom attire. And yes, a prom king and queen will be crowned, so dress to impress.

Enjoy one of these as you mull over your outfit.

PINK CARNATION
1 egg white
.25 oz grenadine
.25 oz lemon juice
.25 oz Sweet cream
2oz Beefeater gin
Shake and strain into cocktail glass.

CIN-CIN!

Event Details:
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 NEW 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.***

by Pink Lady

THE SNOW BALL
A LUPEC Boston Winter Prom
Monday, January 30, 7-11pm

On January 30th the ladies of LUPEC Boston will transform the back room at Silvertone into a winter wonderland for a whimsical evening of dancing, drinks, and awkward prom photos to benefit local women’s charity On the Rise.

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

Entry to THE SNOW BALL costs $10 and will be granted on a first come, first served basis. 100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to On the Rise. Guests who bring clothing and other items deemed acceptable for donation*** will be given tickets for complimentary drinks commensurate with their donation. Additional spiked punch and cocktails that commemorate proms throughout the ages will be available for purchase for $5-7 each. Light appetizers will be served.

Josh Childs and Beau Sturm will guest bartend and TJ Connelly, the locally famous DJ for the Boston Red Sox and co-founder of onthebar will provide musical entertainment. Guests will have an opportunity to have their moment memorialized in THE SNOW BALL photo booth.

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

Event Details:
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 NEW 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!

*as posted in DigBoston

 

Look who finally decided to blow into town? It’s Old Man Winter in all his glory, causing a curmudgeonly ruckus with low temperatures and even lower wind chill factors. At times like these we need to refocus on the little things that can bring joy, such as a delightful hot cocktail on a snowy winter’s day. A favorite among these is Hot Buttered Rum.

Butter and hot drinks is a tradition that dates back to the days of Henry VIII, when buttered beer or ale was recommended as a remedy for hoarseness. Where and when spirits entered the equation is unclear, and by the pre-Prohibition golden age of cocktails, most imbibers eschewed this delightful buttery treat for Hot Scotch. A few still swore by it – as we continue to today.

Hot Buttered Rum is even celebrated with its own national holiday, January 17. We’re not sure who declared it, but it certainly gives us something to look forward to on such cold, dark days.

This recipe is a favorite of our pal Adam Lantheaume, proprietor of The Boston Shaker in Davis Square. He can probably hook you up with an appropriate mug from which to sip such a libation, too.

 

Hot Buttered Rum
2 heaping tablespoons batter*
1 1/2 ounces aged rum
2-3 ounces of boiling water
In a pre-heated coffee mug combine 2 heaping tablespoons batter with 1 1/2 ounces rum. Top with boiling water and stir well to mix. Serve with a spoon.

 

*Hot Buttered Rum Batter
1 lb light brown sugar
1/2 lb unsalted butter (softened)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a mixing bowl beat together softened butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract and spices until well combined. Refrigerate in an airtight reusable container for up to a month, or place in your freezer until ready to use.

 

If you can, make the batter in advance so the spices have an opportunity to get to know each other. Be sure to remove batter from refrigerator at least six
hours prior to serving to allow it to soften.

There’s no real wrong way to enjoy warm boozy pancake juice. There is definently a right way, however, and that’s at the Omni Mt. Washington Resort lounge, built into an actual cave. Just sayin’.

 

CIN-CIN!