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April meeting re-cap May 1, 2008

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How much fun was that? Karen / Widow’s Kiss hosted our second at-home meeting in her lovely home. It was a perfect day to enjoy the patio and the green grass. Such a treat, here in the desert.

We also learned about some famous widows and their drinks. Karen’s namesake was a golden, complex cocktail that required a long time to savor and to disassemble the dozens of flavors it held.

Jackie O’s favorite cocktail — the original daiquiri — was a definite group favorite. Unlike the frozen, super-sweet version of today, the old version was light, citrusy, and crisp. In fact, they went down a little too easy.

All in all, it was a very enjoyable day, and we can’t wait to do it again!

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International Women’s Day – March 8th February 11, 2008

Posted by frufrupops in Heritage, Sisters, Women's History, Works.
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In 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City, demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. 100 years on, the pertinence of this event is honored through International Women’s Day’s 2008 global theme ‘Shaping Progress’. Learn more about IWD here:

http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

IWD has been observed in Phoenix since 1991. Phoenix will be having its annual IWD luncheon on March 6th. More info:

http://www.phoenix.gov/phxwomen/luncheon.html

Celebrate International Women’s Day every day!

Mini-Meet September 18, 2007

Posted by frufrupops in Drinks, Meetings, recipes, Women's History.
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Sunday’s meeting turned out to be a mini-meet. Considering I was tuckered out, and it was dreary and rainy outside, that was A-OK with me.

The theme was women in sports, the drink selection was:

Blood & Sand (for beach volleyball players)
1 tbsp. Orange Juice
1/2 oz. Scotch
1/2 oz. Cherry Brandy
1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Brandy (Chastain) Cocktail

50ml Cognac
10ml Cointreau
2 dashs of Angostura bitters

Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a frozen Martini glass,
Garnish with an orange zest.

(Althea) Gibson

2 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce dry vermouth

Stir with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cocktail
onion.

Golf Cocktail

2 – 3 oz. Gin
3/4 oz. Dry Vermouth
2 dash Bitters

Combine in a mixing glass or shaker. Stir with ice and strain into
chilled cocktail glass.


Gatorade
(not classic, but ties in so well with the theme)

1/2oz. Vodka
1/2oz. Southern Comfort
1/2oz. Midori
1/2oz. Amaretto
1oz. Sweet&Sour
1oz. 7up–add after shaking above ingredients!!!

Build drink over ice in a highball glass. Shake glass-then add 7up.
Garnish with a lemon and cherry.

The bar didn’t have some of the ingredients. So, of those, we only managed to tackle (so to speak) the Gatorade and the Golf / Gibson. Shirley Temple tried the Gatorade. The verdict was:

Bartender: a multivitamin
Shirley Temple: a Pixie Stick
Delilah: the white part of those rocket-shaped lollipops

Golf / GibsonI tried the Golf / Gibson. I say it that way, because it was really a blend of the two. It was basically the Golf, with cocktail onions.

I think our dear bartender accidentally combined the two recipes. The result was a bitter (thanks to the bitters) AND sour (thanks to the pickled onions) beverage. In other words, icky.

Other than that, we dined on some of Amsterdam’s fine appetizers and chit chatted a bit about our upcoming event. (More on that later!)

Cheers!
~Delilah

I’m pumped… September 12, 2007

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Game FaceFor Sunday’s meeting!

Last night, while the Mercury game was on, I was flipping through Game Face. Very interesting stuff, and I’m sure Shirley Temple will do a great job presenting the topic of women in athletics to us.

‘Til then, Cheers!
~ Delilah