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Cocktails at home! A night out whilst locked in.

Cocktails at home! A night out whilst locked in.

Stella Avdi |

A friend of mine suggested that we host a cocktail night last weekend. As it is currently lock down I was skeptical of how we’d execute this, but she elaborated that we do it via zoom! Each person (6 of us total) would create a cocktail at home and send through their recipe. It was definitely a fun way to spice up our stay at home live’s. 
It made me think of our beautiful cocktail glasses, fuelling my inspiration to match the perfect cocktail with the perfect glass. 
Below I have paired a selection of our glasses with some delicious cocktail recipes that you can try at home!
Whiskey sour- Modern America Coupe

About the Modern America Coupe! The design reflects back to some of New York’s archetypal architecture like the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings. I feel like i can definitely admire this look! It has a strong graceful curved bowl and a tall stem to support the strong base. These beautiful glasses are perfect for at home use or in a fast paced hospitality environment! 

Whiskey Sour Recipe: 

One of my favourites for sure, I generally like my Whiskey Sour thickened with egg white, spiked with bourbon and topped with a dash of aromatic bitters!

2 ounces bourbon
3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce egg white (optional)
Garnish: Angostura bitters

Add bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white, if using, to a shaker and dry-shake for 30 seconds without ice.
Add ice and shake again until well-chilled.
Strain into a coupe glass.
Garnish with 3 or 4 drops of Angostura bitters.
Dirty Martini - Timeless Martini Glass
Dirty Martini Recipe:
I used to not be the biggest fan of Martini’s but have recently come around to the taste! These glasses honestly make all the difference to the experience as well. Even in lockdown i feel like i am at a classy establishment treating myself to a fancy cocktail. 
4-6 green olives , pitted, plus 25ml of the brine
150ml London dry gin
25ml dry vermouth

Put two martini glasses in the fridge to chill. Thread the olives onto two cocktail sticks and set aside.
Fill a jug or mixing glass with the ice, then pour in the gin, vermouth and olive brine. Stir until the outside of the jug feels cold. Taste to make sure that it's icy cold and that you’re happy with the dilution.
Strain the mix into the chilled glasses and garnish with the olive skewers.
Classic Gin and Tonic in the Timeless Cocktail Tall Glass - 450ml
My absolute favourite. A gin and tonic is the perfect 5 o'clock Friday go to. The key to a great gin and tonic recipe is to balance the bitterness of tonic against the gin. Never tasting one too much more than the other. My personal Gin preference is Roku or Poor Toms, however pick what tastes best for you! A classic gin and tonic needs fresh lime. It should be refreshing and never flat on flavor. Fresh lime helps with this and brightens everything up. If you don’t have lime, lemon is an excellent substitute.

The Timeless cocktail tall glass is the perfect Crystal like glass with familiar patterns, offering an appealing aesthetic that is suitable this tasty drink. 
Gin & Tonic Recipe
3 ounces (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) gin
1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lime juice
4 ounces (1/2 cup) tonic water
Lime wedge or slice
Fill your tall glass with ice. Add gin and lime juice. Then top with tonic water. Garnish with lime wedge or slice.
Most of all, enjoy its delicious taste! 
Lock down is proving bizarre and long, so we want to share with you our at home tips and tricks on how to make it a little less dull! To make the experience more authentic i'd recommend dressing up a bit fancy too! A night out whilst in.