October 10th, 2007

Tea hangover?

LUPEC Boston Tea Party 2007The LUPEC Boston Tea Party, which took place on Sunday night, was such a blast that I’m guessing attendees are still cursing the Boston chapter of the Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails. Well, I can only say to them: thanks for helping us preserve those endangered cocktails — and supporting Jane Doe Inc. in the process. Don’t worry, your liver will bounce back in time for our next event. Promise.

Prohibition-era and other vintage cocktails included the Scoff Law, the Mother-in-Law and the Bronx. The ladies also created a new cocktail just for the party called the Flapper Jane (recipe below). They circulated through the crowd with silver pourers, topping up people’s teacups (you know, so the fuzz didn’t know we were drinking hooch). Miss Tess had the boat swinging with her modern-vintage singing, guitar playing and trombone blowing, accompanied by a standup bass.

Yes, I said “boat.” The shindig took place on the Merrimac Queen, a permanently docked riverboat in the North End’s Lewis Wharf. The Boston Sailing Center graciously lent it to us for the cause. In fact, many people in the spirits and food biz, plus several local businesses and friends, donated the goods and labor that made the whole thing possible. Read about them on the LUPEC Boston blog.

The Flapper Jane

1.75 oz Plymouth Gin
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
.75 oz Wu Wei tea-infused simple syrup
dash of Peychaud’s Bitters

Shake in a cocktail shaker, strain into a cocktail glass.

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3 Responses to “Tea hangover?”

  1. Stephen

    mark from meme’s wu-wei is really borrowed from a barbados sorrel christmas flower drink… amazing stuff. i’ve made a similar cocktail before but i could never capture ambiance like that… what fun that sounds…

  2. Chuck

    Y’all made Mothers-in-Law? Yay!

    Remember to always serve it out of a pretty bottle to honor Brooks’ grandmother (whose house cocktail it was and who got the original recipe from her mother-in-law), even if said bottle is made of lead crystal. “It’s a pretty bottle, so hush.”

  3. ljclark

    Oooh, we broke that rule, Chuck. I think it was served out of some sort of bucket. But it was delish. And strong.

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