The meeting was held in honor of Ms. Daisy's friends Lois, George and Jackie, who graciously gave her a giant box of liquor. They were family friends who According to Daisy, "They had a classic wealthy-girl-falls-in-love-with-poor-boy beginning. They eloped - and went to a CPA who told them that they needed a justice of the peace. They only had one child: Jackie. Jackie told me that Lois said 'If I'd had a boy, I would have drown it.'"

 

 

 

 

 

Hostess: Whiskey Daisy

In attendance: Whiskey Daisy, Black Monday, Sapphi, Frivolous Filly, Madras, Brandy "You're a Fine Girl~    Alexander

Drinks tested: Sloe Gin Rickey, Harvey Wallbanger, Amaretto Alexander

Foods: yummy cheese and crackers, hummus, banana slices, graham crackers

Guests were encouraged to dress as their favorite person sharing the name of any of the three.

The meeting's theme was come as your favorite George, Lois or Jackie. In honor of the family who gave me the big box of liquor!

George and Lois are elderly and now in assisted living facilities, and you can't bring your liquor with you.

George and Lois really helped my parents when they were young and just starting out. I handed out little bags of toys because Lois would sometimes have them for me. They had a classic wealthy-girl-falls-in-love-with-poor-boy beginning. They eloped - and went to a CPA who told them that they needed a justice of the peace. They only had one child: Jackie. Jackie told me that Lois said "If I'd had a boy, I would have drown it."

They didn't drink a lot, but did entertain, and believed that to entertain, they had to serve drinks. The big box contained several interesting things including 2 bottles of rum, lime vodka (green), 2 bottles of sloe gin, a bottle of green chartreuse, Galliano and various other stuff.

Jackie moved to NYC in the 70s and lived there until recently when she retired to Maine. I had hoped for interesting and cool stories about NYC, but got almost nothing - nothing personal that is. I wonder why . . . could it have anything to do with her long-time "roommate?" Just a guess.

The banana and graham cracker diet was Lois. Apparently she tried lots of different diet schemes. She also used to make rutabaga a lot, but I wasn't going for that. I also served bridge mix, as they had frequent bridge parties.

THE DRINKS:

Harvey Wallbanger

1/3 Galliano
1/3 vodka
1/3 orange juice

Friv. Filly: mmm, like a Bocce Ball, but maybe a bit stronger. Another great summer drink: 4.5

Black Monday: Almost like a Bocce Ball, but not as sweet: 4

Sapphi: A delightful, summery cocktail: 4

BYAFGA: I am not so fond of the OJ drinks. It's tasty, but not my favorite: 3

Madras: Reminds me of taking baby Aspirin with OJ (I LOVED the taste of baby Aspirin): 4

Whiskey Daisy: I burned out on the V & O years ago but the Galliano revives this drink - very tasty: 4


Sloe Gin Rickey

2 oz. Sloe gin
1/2 juice of lime
fill with carbonated water

Whiskey Daisy: Light! And tasty! Good for a day like today:4

Black Monday: Nice; Light but beautiful, rich color. Soda : Lime ratio cuts the syrup factor: 4

Sapphi: I like that it's not as sweet as I expected: 4

BYAFGA: A nice and light way to drink sloe gin, which is syrupy & weird. The soda & lime cut it nicely: 4

Madras: Great, light summery drink, not too sweet/ sour: 4

Friv. Filly: I like the very faint lime aftertaste. Nice & breezy, not sugary: 4.5


Amaretto Alexander

1/3 Amaretto
1/3 Cream de Cacao
1/3 Cream

Friv. Filly: tastes like candy, like alcoholic chocolate milk. Very yummy: 4

Whiskey Daisy: Almost like an alcoholic milkshake - can only drink one of these - maybe two…: 4

Black Monday: Soooo nice - creamy, almondy, light, but rich: 4.5

Sapphi: fantastic sweetness!: 5

Madras: What can I say but mmmmmm: 5

BYAFGA: What's not to like, really?: 5

THE FOOD:
Bananas and graham crackers, hummus and pita, various cheese and crackers, bridge mix…

"The banana and graham cracker diet was Lois. Apparently she tried lots of different diet schemes. She also used to make rutabaga a lot, but I wasn't going for that. I also served bridge mix, as they had frequent bridge parties."


THE BUSINESS:
~    In preparation for the guest bartending gig at the Mattress Factory Garden Party on Fri., June 13, it was decided that LUPEC members should wear big, beautiful hats decorated with flowers. Frivolous Filly offered her apartment for hat gluing, fabricating and decorating on Thurs., June 5. 7 p.m. It was also determined that we should get "all dolled up, after all, they have built us our own bar for the occasion."
~    Every Saturday in June, Mike Bonello is hosting a Rickety showcase at the Brew House. To celebrate the Johnsons Big Band CD release show on June 28, we will serve Lime "Ricketys (aka "lime rickeys" ) at the event.
~    We had tentatively also penciled in June 28 as the annual LUPEC yard sale at Firefly's place, and discussed whether it was possible to do both, perhaps by dividing duties between us all.
~    Monday updated us on the upcoming show at Silver Eye. They would like us to do a program along with serving drinks, revolving around the theme "Women's Life in the 1950s." The date was determined to be Fri., Dec. 5. Initial discussion and brainstorming was commenced.
~    We also finalized discussion for two upcoming events:

1. CAFÉ ALLEGRO on Fri., July 11
2. MUSE BAR & LOUNGE on Fri., July 12

THE NOTES:
Of the six LUPEC members in attendance, five of them dressed as Loises and one dressed as a George. Fancy that. We were also joined later by BYAFGA's screwdriver and Daisy's charming and inquisitive cats.

At the end of the evening, Daisy handed out superb little treat bags filled with candy rings, gummy bracelets, superballs and other really neat stuff. Lois often gave such things to her in her childhood.

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