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September Meet Re-cap October 7, 2008

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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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We empowered the heck out of Phoenix! June 1, 2008

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In lieu of our May meet, we did the Y-ME Walk to Empower. We had a team 8 members strong, and we raised over $1000. Go, us!

In addition, it was just a good time, and we got to work on our fitness some. Can’t wait until next year!

Team LUPEC Phoenix

Team LUPEC Phoenix

Next Meet: April 26th April 18, 2008

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That’s right folks, we’re having a Saturday meeting this month. So you can have a little more tipple, without worrying about workday effects.

Not only that, it’ll be our first home-hosted meet! Our very own Widow’s Kiss (love the new name!) AKA Karen, is welcoming us into her home for a chat, and some lovely bevvies.

We’ll also be working on some stuff for next month’s Y-ME walk. Don’t forget, to sign up for the team, or to donate, just go here.

Since this is a home meeting, RSVPs are required, in order to get the details on where exactly. If you are interested in attending, please email lupecphx@yahoo.com.

Oh, and hey, wasn’t last month’s meet fun? Thanks again to the Ruby Room for hosting us. Too bad about the mint juleps. They were a bit mouthwashy.

‘Til we meet again, cheers!

Start stretching, and grab your sippy-cups! March 27, 2008

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LUPEC Phoenix now has a team registered for the Y-Me Walk to Empower, this Mothers Day! We’re excited about our first walk, and constiued support for a great organization.

Of course, we’d love to have you join us. If you would like to join our team, or make a donation, or just learn more about the walk, simply visit our page on the Y-Me site.

Walk to Empower

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

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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!

Hey lookie! November 1, 2007

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We’re a featured video on azcentral!

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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

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