Speed Rack comes to Denver

26 Jan

Please join LUPEC Denver, Aka Winegeek and the Colorado Bartenders Guild for a unique charity event. See the best female bartenders from Colorado duke it out in a top bartender competition of speed and accuracy.

All proceeds go to breast cancer research, education and prevention.

Sunday, February 12th
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Casselman’s
2620 Walnut Street | Denver, CO 80205 | 720-861-6070

Tickets are $20 and available in advance at www.casselmans.com.
Food, beer and punch will be available.
Must be 21+ to attend.

Frills & Follies – A LUPEC Hosted Carnival to Benefit Planned Parenthood

26 Aug

On September 24th at 7 pm at Bender’s Tavern in Denver, the lovely ladies of Lupec Denver are excited to host Frills & Follies – our first ever vintage carnival event.

In the spirit of a traditional carnival, there will be a lot going on under the ‘big top’ so to speak.  Carnival games, fortune telling and treats will be available throughout the evening.   Fabulous door prizes from local establishments will be given away towards the end of the night.  The evening will feature musical performances from Chris McGarry, Edith Makes a Paper Chain, and Bonnie & the Beard.  Accompanying the music will also be performances by the ladies of Miraas Aerial and Burlesque as It Was; both of which feature some of our own talented LUPEC ladies!

Frills & Follies

Frills & Follies - coming up September 24th at 7 pm!

Guests are encouraged to dress in their finest depression-era carnival garb in order to get into the spirit of the fun as well.  Proceeds from the entire evening will be donated to benefit Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.

Member of the Month: Gin and Sin

1 May

Name: Jaime A
LUPEC name: Gin & Sin

How long have you been in LUPEC Denver?
A year.

Why do you love being a LUPEC Denver girl?
I love the comings together of educated, smart, and vivid women who all bring something different to contribute to the table.  LUPEC women are “doers” and are truly living their lives.  I love drinking.  I love knowing I get one good party a month.  The inclusiveness, instant friendship, and the idea of community is easily offered by LUPEC.  With the business of life, LUPEC offers a way for me to contribute to good in our society.

What’s your favorite cocktail?
Grape Kool-aid martini, it tastes like my childhood.

What’s you favorite Denver bar?
Jonesy’s and Stueben’s.

If you could be a piece of barware, what would you be?
A cocktail parasol.

What’s your favorite garnish?
Cherries and fancy stuffed olives.

What are you reading/watching/listening to?
Reading – Kate Chopin and William Styron
Watching – trash TV and True Blood
Listening – I’m a jazz weenie and classical junkie

What’s your recipe?

Gin and Sin
Glassware: Cocktail
Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. Gin
  • 1 oz. Orange Juice
  • 1 oz. Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp Grenadine syrup

To Serve: In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine all of the ingredients. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass.

Member of the Month: Canadian Cherry

1 Apr

Name: Rachel
LUPEC name: Canadian Cherry
LUPEC Denver role: LUPEC Liaison

How long have you been in LUPEC Denver?
I was one of the founding members, and rejoined as a LUPEC Denver Liaison six months ago.

Why do you love being a LUPEC Denver girl?
I love that there’s an underlying subversiveness and commitment to social justice causes affecting women and children.

What’s your favorite cocktail?
If it has whiskey in it, or some relative to whiskey, I’m all in!

What’s you favorite Denver bar?
I’ve a not-so-secret penchant for all things dive bar with live music, so I love The Lion’s Liar and El Chapultapec.

If you could be a piece of barware, what would you be?
I would be a highball glass because it’s classic, simple, and often holds whiskey.

What’s your favorite garnish?
I love the shape of a curled lemon or orange peel.  There’s something simply seductive about it.

What are you reading/watching/listening to?
I read/watch/listen to a lot, but am always partial to the KEXP, This American Life, and Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me podcasts.  I’ve a pile of books waiting to be read ranging from Kozol to Tolstoy.  And I regularly watch “The PBS Newshour” just to hear Kwame Holman’s mellifluous voice.

What’s your recipe?

Canadian Cherry
Glassware: Cocktail
Ingredients:

  • 1½ oz Canadian whiskey
  • ½ oz Peter Heering or Cherry Karise
  • ¼ oz lemon juice
  • ¼ oz orange juice

To serve: Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into prechilled sugar-frosted cocktail glass. Glass rim may be moistened with cherry liqueur before dipping into sugar.

1st Monday Happy Hour: Lou’s Food Bar

31 Mar

Please join us for April’s 1st Monday Happy Hour at Lou’s Food Bar!

We’ll be hanging out from 4pm-7pm, enjoying some delicious cocktails and yummy snacks.

RSVP on our Facebook invite or just show up!

Breakfast for Boobs #7, May 1st, 2011

28 Mar

It’s our 7th annual fundraiser to fight breast cancer, Breakfast for Boobs! Please join LUPEC Denver for a tasty evening of breakfast for dinner at Hot Cakes Diner. All profits from food sales as well as all tips earned by your servers (aka LUPEC Denver members) will be donated to fund breast cancer research. Basically, every delicious sweet potato waffle will bring us that much closer to a cure!

Please email b4b@lupecdenver.org for more info or to make a reservation for parties larger than 6. You can also RSVP on our facebook invite. We can’t wait to see you there!

LUPEC 2: Liquid Romance

14 Mar

LUPEC Name: Gin and Sin

Meeting Date: 2/27/2011

Meeting Theme: Liquid Romance

Why did you choose this theme?
Upon requesting Feb., I immediately turned to love, roses, kisses, cupids, and valentines.  Browsing through my cocktail books I kept stumbling across cocktails named after movie love stories.

What were the cocktails you served?
Titanic – Quite a striking drink!  Blue lights in the bottom, blue jewels (“the heart of the ocean”), and Titanic and iceberg ice cubes were used.

Moulin Rouge – Loved the inclusion of macadamia nut liqueur and honey vodka together.

From Here to Eternity (Vanilla Passion) –  I infused my own vanilla vodka.

Lolita – Whoa! (Joey Lawrence style)

Blue Lagoon – The girls loved the blue colored jello I used to rim the glasses!

Romeo and Juliet – even Pomeranian liked it, and she doesn’t like rum!

What food was served/brought?
Quesadillas with Krab with a K
Pita and Hummus
Cheesy chicken balls
Girl Scout cookies
Croissants with tasty spreads
Carmelitas
Eclairs, red velvet cupcakes, chocolate pops

Anything else you’d like to say about your meeting?
It’s nice to host, you can drink all you want!

Recipe, please!

Romeo and Juliet
1 oz. light rum
1 oz. dark rum
1 oz. chocolate rum (I used chocolate syrup, the kind you put in coffee, not Hershey’s)
3 oz. cola
Lemon peel garnish