Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails:
June 4, 2002 6:49 PM   Subscribe

Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails: "dedicated to the Gin Fizz, the Widow's Kiss, and the Singapore Sling, the drinks our mothers and grandmothers drank, and the drinks we strive to save from extinction as a small measure of remembering those great women and their great cocktail parties."
posted by tranquileye (16 comments total)
MAE WEST: Yolk of 1 egg, 1 tsp. Powdered Sugar, 1 Glass Brandy. Shake well and strain into a medium sized glass. Top with a dash of Cayenne Pepper. (From Hollywood Cocktails) November 2001, Sirens of the Silver Screen.

That's almost hideous enough to become my new favority penalty/dare drink.
posted by Ufez Jones at 6:55 PM on June 4, 2002

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.

I'll drink to that. Bless 'em!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:17 PM on June 4, 2002

Excellent link. May the LUPEC kill the cosmo and replace it with the old fashioned. Or just about anything else would be OK, too.
posted by dack at 8:07 PM on June 4, 2002

What a fabu link! :) I'd forgotten how much a miss a good Kir Royale...and the champagne julep looks like something I have to try once the baby is born. :)
posted by dejah420 at 9:09 PM on June 4, 2002

Love it! These are women after my own heart. I mean come on, do people over the age of 16 really enjoy ordering orgasms and sex on the beach(s)? Those do not sound appetizing to me.

Sign me up!
posted by Salmonberry at 9:24 PM on June 4, 2002

I love Singapore Slings. Great link!
posted by SisterHavana at 10:44 PM on June 4, 2002

For real men, there's the bullshot ... and for everyone else, try substituting the vodka in a Bloody Mary with dry sherry.

I like salty cocktails better than sweet ones.
posted by magullo at 4:07 AM on June 5, 2002

Tranquileye how did you find these lovely ladies? We're lucky enough to have them here in Pittsburgh where they host events and review bars in the free weeklies.
posted by engelr at 5:01 AM on June 5, 2002

We are, engelr?

Hmm, that might be enough to drive me to drink.
posted by Dreama at 6:47 AM on June 5, 2002

I do my part by making numerous sloe gin fizzes each and every summer. This year I'll go one better and dress up to drink them.
posted by JanetLand at 8:00 AM on June 5, 2002

I love dames who aren't afraid to get piss drunk.

Gin! Gin for everyone!

What really pisses me off is people who order "Vodka Martinis".

If it doesn't have gin in it, it's ain't a Martini!
posted by mark13 at 9:19 AM on June 5, 2002

Related article by the lovely Margaret Berry at The Morning News.

Drink up!
posted by conquistador at 10:06 AM on June 5, 2002

I can't believe I missed this until now. Ladies, New York Chapter?
posted by goneill at 3:00 PM on June 5, 2002

There will always be Singapore Slings.

In Singapore. What other reason does the Raffles Hotel have to overcharge at the Long Bar?
posted by jetgrrl at 10:43 PM on June 5, 2002

dreama - absolutely. I wouldn't hear about places like Kelly's without their help. And they're very nice!
posted by engelr at 4:57 AM on June 6, 2002

I'm Dark & Stormy! I'm Dark & Stormy! In answer to your question, goneill, there may be a few New York ladies interested in starting a chapter. Contact us if you want to start drinking "officially." Bottoms up!
posted by jilly at 5:53 AM on June 6, 2002

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