This is Miss Flighty (aka Alberta Straub). She hosts a podcast called Cocktails on the Fly, which we love. Unfortunately she hasn't put out a new one in over a year and a half... I don't know why, I miss her. Does anyone know why?
Anyway, see in that picture above, that glass that she is pouring the Sidecar into? (in the lower right corner). Well we've been lusting after a set of glasses like those for a few years now. But we didn't know what they were called and we could never find them at any stores.
Well Saturday morning, I came across this snippet in the Food Network magazine
Ah ha!!! An answer... they are called Champagne Saucers! (And now that I think about it I've totally heard that phrase before and this is the glass I would picture if you said that phrase to me)
The Calvin Klein ones featured in the picture are $30 a piece..... no thanks. We googled and ebayed and could not come up with any for less than $10 a piece. Which is way too much money for people like us (who already own about 10000 cocktail glasses). Apparently not too many people make them anymore so most of the ones you can find are vintage and thus pricey.
Inspiration struck.... let's check the Thrift Store. So we up and headed for the Salvation Army. And for 48 cents a piece we picked up this set of 6!
Ha! $10 for one or six for less than $3.
I believe that is roughly a 95% savings...
We also picked up the funky looking pitcher for only $2
Do these have a name? There were 3 of them (all slightly different) at the Salvation Army so either one guy purged his collection or they were actually quite popular at some point in time. I think it's pretty damn cool and am looking forward to whipping up a few rounds of drinks for friends at our next dinner party.
Adam wanted to show you guys how he put our new glasses to use shaking up one of Miss Flighty's favorite drinks - the Aviation.
2 oz Gin
3/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
Start with some crushed ice in your champagne saucer to chill the glass while you make the drink. At the same time, make sure there is NO ICE in your shaker yet (lest it try to dilute your drink while you are pouring)
add your gin
your maraschino liqueur
and squeeze your fresh lemon juice
Ok, now you can add some ice to the shaker
shake it up baby!
dump the ice out of your chilled champagne saucer and pour the cocktail through a strainer (so the ice stays behind)
offer one to your lady first
after you've tried it of course! mmmmmmmm
2 other Salvation Army finds are hiding in this picture
Can you spot them?
Ok I'll tell you, it's this cute little birdy
I think he's made of some kind of metal. He's really heavy for his size!
And this vase/goblet/candlestick holder which I plan on making the base of a cakestand ala this idea I found at design*sponge. (I couldn't find a plate I liked though).