Perfection, Shaken or Stirred
I've been on the lookout for the perfect all-purpose cocktail glass. Martini glasses are too delicate. Margarita glasses are too big. Plastic is out of the question. And my cabinets are too few to accommodate a different set of glasses for every kind of drink. I didn't know what I needed, exactly, but I knew that I'd know it when I saw it.
I saw it yesterday. These "Ripple" stemless martini glasses from Pottery Barn are perfect. They feel substantial and luxurious, but are very inexpensive. They'll do for martinis, margaritas, old-fashioneds, cordials and even wines and ice cream. They have a cool, textured asymmetry that suits my modern aesthetic. And they feel "right" in my hand.
I bought eight. I can't find them listed online, which makes me wonder if they have been discontinued. A worthy excuse to go back and stock up.