Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (affectionately known as LUPEC) was originally founded in Pittsburgh in 2001. Since then, it has gained chapters in Boston, New York, Seattle, Denver, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix – and of course, right here in the nation’s capital. We believe in smart women, classic cocktails, good conversation, and an all around good time. Read on for more info, straight from the mother chapter…
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
1. To create a secular “coven-like” atmosphere in which Classy Broads of today can invoke and honor the spirits of their Forebroads
2. 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.
3. To protect the collective Joie de Vivre of LUPEC members by assuring them at least one good party a month
4. To encourage the accumulation and use of vintage serving and barware.