Friday, April 4, 2008

A toast to those who can run 26.2 miles

In two and a half weeks, 1,250 runners of the Boston Marathon will raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity. Let's support these athletic, ambitious ladies!

Casey is one woman who will be running, in honor of her grandmother, to improve the lives of those affected by Alzheimer's and promote research and effective treatments. If you'd like to donate to this cause, click here.

If you know of any other fabulous broads running the marathon in support of their causes, please post a comment with the link to their donation page so LUPEC readers can share their support!

May your feet fly, ladies. I'll be toasting you with an Aviation at Eastern Standard in Kenmore Square.


1 1/2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
Maraschino cherry (optional)

Shake the gin, maraschino liqueur, and lemon juice well with ice; then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry, if desired.


Neyah White said...

Creme de Violette!!!

Hanky Panky said...

Ah, good point, Neyah. As Creme de Violette was not available for many years and many are still not aware of its return (Thank you Eric Seed and Haus Alpenz!) I've found it best to chat with anyone for whom I may be making an Aviation about the cocktail and their preferred variation. Fancy Brandy chose to post here the version that helped us through our Violette drought.
For those of you in the Boston area who want to learn more, head over to the bar at No 9 Park and have John, Ben or Ryan talk you through their flight of Aviations.

Clara said...

Since I'll be running the Boston Marathon for the first time this year, a post-race Guinness seems like it would be my speed - especially because I'm slow, slow, slow - and also deluded enough to even try to reach the finish line. I'm raising money for Bottom Line, a group in Jamaica Plain that helps Boston students apply to college, and then stay there once they enroll. There are about 800 students currently in the program, and many are the first in their families to ever go to college. If you're curious and inclined to donate, Toasts of all kinds before and after race day also appreciated!

LUPEC Boston said...

You are awesome Clara! Our thoughts will be with you on Marathon Monday! Many of us will be watching that day and we promise to cheer as loud as we can when we see you!