drinking: the classic martini


Stirred. Not shaken.

2 1/2 oz gin

1/2 oz dry vermouth

olives and lemon twist

dash Angostura bitters


Schott Zwiesel Comete Martini glass (on loan from vendor)


How great is this martini skewer? I was looking for ages for something clean and classic, stainless steel…had the hardest time finding anything elegant until I stumbled upon these, from the Etsy shop jacksmooth. Hand hammered, and at 5.5.” a really pleasing length. Got a set of 3 with a charming handwritten thank you note. I highly encourage you to patronize this shop.

into: glassware, varietals and usage



I am into glassware. [Concurrently, I am into drinking.] I would say I am on the path to being deeply into glassware. If I did not break so many glasses, I would own a fair amount of glassware, and even so…

Here is an excellent guide to matching your beverage to the ‘correct’ glass type, by The Boys Club. I don’t follow such guides to the letter by any means, but I like to be aware of them and to understand the principles behind them. And this particular chart reminds me of some species overview chart of biological varietals…have always had a weakness for such charts (a couple of clicks will take you to a full screen view). And I appreciate even the flimsiest excuse to get more glasses.