Wednesday, June 11, 2008

LUPEC Chicago Chapter!

It's high time we have a chapter of the Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails here in Chicago, so I've taken up the charge and started one. We have nine members, all great ladies committed to dismantling the patriarchy one drink at a time.

We join our sisters in Pittsburgh (the mothership), Boston, New York, Seattle, Phoenix, Denver and Philadelphia in honoring the mission statement of LUPEC:

"In a post-millenium world of beer and prepackaged Chex Mix™, 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:
  • To create a secular "coven-like" atmosphere in which Classy Broads of today can invoke and honor the spirits of their Forebroads
  • 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.
  • To protect the collective Joie de Vivre of LUPEC members by assuring them at least one good party a month
  • To encourage the accumulation and use of vintage serving and barware."
Our chapter has its own blog at as well as a page on Myspace. Keep an eye out for upcoming events, we hope to get involved in our community, both to promote great cocktails and to support great organizations in Chicago that work to improve the lives of women.


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