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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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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