Tag Archives: Alcohol

Things I Want: Inside Out Martini Glass

22 Dec

I don’t drink martini’s often, however I think I may start after finding out about these pretty things:

This is an Inside Out Martini Glass by Charles and Marie and it’s lovely!

Not only that but it’s not the only one of it’s kind, there are a few other Inside Out Glasses, including shot and liqueur glasses (which can be used for my beloved pousse-cafés).

If ever I get a bar started in my own place, I’ll definitely have to add these glasses to the glassware set.

(Found via Gawker)

Très Délicieux.

8 Sep

One of the things that makes me a good nerd is that I have a nerd obsession. Once I find something I like I study it, and research it, and have to learn as much as I can about it because I want to be able to have a decent conversation about it for one, and for two it’s strangely satisfying to learn things.

I’ve always been interested in alcohol. Before I turned 21 I studied up on different drinks and recipes that I was considering trying before I could legally drink, and I’ve often considered taking up bartending as a hobby. I haven’t hit that level of obsession with it that I have with most things I nerd about, but I think that love of alcohol is starting to surface again, and I’ve already found the first drink to obsess over.

I love Pousse-Cafés.

A Pousse-Café is an interesting drink. It’s pretty much an alcoholic version of the American Parfait, meaning it has layers made up of different alcohols. The way the layers are made is based on the density of the liquor you’re using, putting the most dense liquor on the bottom of the glass, and layering the other liquors in descending order of density, which makes for a beautiful looking drink. Drinks must be made carefully or the liquors will mix and the drink will look (and in some cases taste) much less appealing. The drink is also supposed to be drank one layer at a time, I’m guessing from top to bottom, however I would think it would be fun to drink from the bottom first.

I haven’t made one yet, however I think I might be able to create my own recipe thanks to this nifty alcohol density chart I found online. I’m tempted to make one that has a coffee themed flavor and name it something that sounds like a Starbucks drink, but I’m almost positive it’s because of the name Pousse-Café. I’m super excited for this, and will have to buy the ingredients and a really nice Pousee-Café Glass to display it in.

This is going to be loads of fun!