LUPEC – Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails is another group that has recieved national attention but origionated right here in Pittsburgh. Look out for a LUPEC event at a bar near you.
From the LUPEC website…
LUPEC Mission Statement
In a post-millenium world of beer and prepackaged Chex MixÃ¢â€žÂ¢, LUPEC works tirelessly to breed, raise, and release cocktails that are endangered or even believed to be extinct.
The collecting of anachronistic recipes by women, and the resulting creation of endangered cocktails in an all woman setting is intended to achieve the following goals:
o To create a secular “coven-like” atmosphere in which Classy Broads of today can invoke and honor the spirits of their Forebroads
o To continue the 150 year American tradition of dangerous women calling themselves Ladies and getting together in groups, clubs, and societies to work undercover while they chipped away at the patriarchy.
o To protect the collective Joie de Vivre of LUPEC members by assuring them at least one good party a month
o To encourage the accumulation and use of vintage serving and barware.
Black Monday says
Hey! Thanks for the nice comments on LUPEC! Thought you should all know that our annual holiday party is THIS SATURDAY, Dec. 17, 6-9 at Lava Lounge on the South Side. This event is open to everyone old enough to be in a bar in the first place, and this year's Women's History honoree is Norma-Jean Wofford Robinson, guitar player for Bo Diddley. Mrs. Robinso just passed this year and it was only thru her obits that we learned about this Hill District Native. Please join us in some cocktails in her honor.