Owl Meat's Tipsy Tuesdays: Odd drinking accessories
The funny thing is, Amie bought me whiskey rocks for my birthday a couple months ago. I've used them a couple times. They're not bad, although the first couple times I used them, they lent an odd smell to the scotch.
Here's Owl Meat with a guest column about a few zany drinking accessories:
Here is an interesting collection of goofy bar accessories, including molds to make ice in a variety of shapes. The most intriguing and silly product is whiskey stones. They are little cubes of soapstone that you put in your drink to keep it cold without diluting it.
I don't think I would like drinking whiskey literally on the rocks and neither would my dentist.
The skull and crossbones ice cube trays are essential if you want to drink like a pirate. Arrrr. ...
Still not as dumb as the Smoker's Umbrella.
My pet peeve is the lack of proper whiskey-sipping glasses. Do not serve my whiskey in a brandy snifter, especially if it's on ice. It seems that bars choose their glassware to please themselves rather than the customer. They like glasses that can hang from a rack or stack on top of each other.
Here is my ideal whiskey glass: perfectly cylindrical, clear smooth glass, and a heavy bottom. That's all.
While we're on the subject of glasses, can we stop with the stemless wine glasses? They just don't work for me.(Photos by ThinkGeek.com)