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September Meet Re-cap October 7, 2008

Posted by lupecphoenix in Drinks, Meetings, Works.
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Seems that Summer made us sag a bit. But as the triple digits slip away, we’re revving up again. We kicked off the season with a meet at the Ruby Room, where the theme was The Depression. We thought it was fitting, given the current economic climate.

Member new (hey there Jacklyn!) and old gathered to kvetch about hard times, look back at the BIG Depression, and enjoy some Depression era cocktails. They included:

The Manhattan (home of Wall Street)

The Pick-Me-Up (we sure could use one!) and the Clover Leaf (for good luck.)

Manhattan
2.5 oz rye or bourbon (we used Maker’s Mark)
1 oz. sweet vermouth
2 dashes bitters

Pick Me Up (proportions estimated)
1/2 oz. Lemon juice
1 tsp. Sugar
2 oz. Bonded Whiskey
1/2 oz. Absinthe

Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice and top with soda.

Clover Leaf Cocktail
1 lime
2 tsps grenadine
1 egg white
1 1/2 tsp dry gin

Shake well with cracked ice and strain into 4-ounce cocktail glass. Serve with mint leaf on top.

We also fawned over the award we received from Network of Strength (formerly Y-Me), and started making plans for Pink-A-Rama II.

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