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Super Successful Pink-A-Rama! October 31, 2007

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We are so happy with how Pink-a-Rama went last week! We had a really good time sipping tasty vintage cocktails, chatting with our friends, and making new friends.

Thanks to the Ruby Room for being a stellar host! They really went out of their way to set the mood, with a whole vintage cocktail menu and swanky tunes. They even let Delilah behind the bar for a few minutes to make a Pink Lady. We’ll be back, Ruby Room!

Thanks too, to Rebecca for repping the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization at our event. We were able to raise $84 for Y-ME! It was great meeting her, and she had some kind words for us as well:

“Congratulations! That is great for your first event. Thank you for LUPEC choosing Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization as your beneficiary of Pink-a-Rama. I had a great time and I know that my friend Karen did too. Your group really put a lot of thought into all of the details.

Please let me know when you are having other events. I would love to join you again and would be happy to send an invite out to people I know.

Thanks again for your support. We would love to have LUPEC join us as a team at our Walk to Empower on Mother’s Day – May 11, 2008 at Tempe Beach Park.”

Maybe if we start stretching now we’ll be ready for that walk in May. Anyone up for the challenge?

Here some pics from Pink-A-Rama. Enjoy!

Plus, amp.az has posted up a couple of videos from the event too. Check them out!

Shirley Temple and Delilah talk about LUPEC with amp.az

Delilah mixes a Pink Lady at Pink-A-Rama

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A Pinkie Drinkie October 23, 2007

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In anticipation of tomorrow night’s Pink-A-Rama event, I decided to try my hand at making one of the vintage drinks we are offering – the Pink Lady.

To many, what comes to mind when hearing that name is a rich, sweet, milkshake-like concoction. That is the version that was popular in the 60s and 70s. But if you look back to the 30s, you’ll find that the Pink Lady was once a sophisticated, dry, and somewhat tart cocktail.

This is the version we will be offering at Pink-A-Rama:

  • 1 1/2 oz. gin
  • 1/2 oz . applejack
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/2 an egg white
  • 1-4 dashes of grenadine

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake briskly, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Sorry to say, I don’t stock applejack in my bar. But I did have Cointreau. I subbed that in, and made a Boxcar, which was darn tasty!

boxcar cocktail

Here are the other two vintage cocktails that we’ll be offering:

The Real Cosmopolitan:

  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 2 dashes Cointreau
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp. raspberry syrup

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

And finally, for the designated drivers we love so much, a true Shirley Temple:

  • 4 oz. ginger ale
  • 2/3 oz. grenadine
  • 2 oz. orange juice

Pour ginger ale and orange juice over ice. Add grenadine. Garnish with lemon slice and a cherry.

Now I am so thirsty! See you tomorrow night at the Ruby Room!

Are you ready for Pink-A-Rama? October 5, 2007

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We’re hosting our first big-deal event, and it’s all about pink!

Three special edition vintage drinks, made as they were back in the day, will be deftly created by the wonderful Ruby Room mixologists. Those drinks are the Pink Lady, the Cosmopolitan, and as our designated driver special – the Shirley Temple. A dollar from each vintage drink will be donated to the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization.

Starting at 10:00pm, a DJ will be playing some fun lounge and retro tunes to keep up the mood. Rummage through your closet and don those pink tees, hot pants, feather boas, or whatever else you can find.

In addition, amp.az will be featuring this event on their site, and will be out there with a video camera to capture our inaugural event. Pretty cool huh?

Time to mark those calendars and tell your friends to save the date! Make it a girls night out, a romantic evening, or just a brief swing-by to check out the festivities!

breast cancer fundraiser

What: Pink-a-Rama!
Who: LUPEC Phoenix (That’s us!)
Where: Ruby Room, 717 S. Central Ave. , Phoenix , AZ 85004
When: Wednesday, October 24th starting at 7pm