Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Upcoming Events from the Ladies

We have some exciting things coming soon - here are the details:

Ginny Tonic is hosting a Halloween event at her place, with classic cocktails with scary names.

We are partnering with a variety of boutiques in the West Loop for a shopping and cocktailing adventure.  Here are the details:

A day of shopping and helping local businesses and a local charity

The Chicago Chapter of the Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (“Chicago LUPEC”) cordially invite all the lovely ladies of Chicago (and gentlemen too, in both cases age 21 and over) to the first-ever Women Helping Women event.

Partnering with twelve unique boutiques in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, the ladies of LUPEC have arranged a fabulous day of shopping and refreshments.The event will be held on

Thursday, November 12th
5 pm to 9 pm

At each stop on the walking tour, explore some cocktail history while perusing the latest in fashion, accessories and more, across a variety of price ranges. Come discover your new favorite boutique - the list of participating boutiques includes:

2 Sisters Boutique - 1167 West Madison
Spex & Spex Luminaire -1130 West Madison
Smitten Boutique & Magnificent Milestones - 1041 West Madison
Fig Tree - 1037 West Madison
Tribeca Boutique - 1035 West Madison
Takohl Gallery - 110 North Peoria
Bess & Loie - 1015 West Lake
Koros Art + Style  - 1039 West Lake

Join the tour at any of these stops and pick up a map!

Repeal Day Cocktail Crawl - coming on December 5th
Details coming soon!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

In August we met at the house of Eight is Enough for a lime themed cockail hour. We sipped a traditional cocktail rumored to be favored by Al Capone, The Southside. We also tried what may become a new classic, the Hot Rod Cadillac that was found on Natalie Bovis-Nelsen's website. Along with the summer drinks we nibbled on Cheesy Chili Lime potato wedges, ginger lime carrots and chicken tacos.

The Southside
2 oz Gin
1 oz simple syrup
3/4 oz lime juice
3-4 oz seltzer
2 mint sprigs
2 pieces lime

Muddle one mint sprig with the lime, lime juice and simply syrup. Add gin and shake well. Pour into goblet over crushed ice and stir until glass frosts. Top with seltzer and garnish with mint.

Hot Rod Cadillac
2 oz tequilla (Reposado)
1/2 oz Gran Gala orange liqueur
3/4 oz lime juice
2 oz grapefruit juice
2 slices jalepeno pepper
3/4 oz agave nectar
course sea salt

Rim 1/3 of a martini glass with salt. Muddle one slice jalepeno and lime joice at the bottom of a mixing glass. Add nectar, grapefruit juice, tequilla and orange liqueur. Shake and strain into the martini glass. Garnish with jalepeno.