I’m not a heavy drinker. I doubt that comes as a surprise to anyone. I never touched the stuff in high school and only really got into it in college like a good freshman should. And even then, it wasn’t like I was out partying all the time.
I’m probably the opposite of a beer snob. I’m quite content downing a Bud Light. As for cocktails, I’m a big fan of scotch… but only if you mix it with ginger ale and toss it on the rocks. I’m a sucker for a Rum & Diet Coke, and my favorite’s a Whiskey Sour. That’s pretty much the extent of my cocktail dance card.
Even so, I’ve always been fascinated by bartending. I never had a desire to work in a bar, but I’d still love to be able to whip up all sorts of crazy cocktails at parties or get togethers. I even tried taking an online bartending course once, but, well, it just got too boring for me.
Years ago, for my birthday, Allie bought me a mixology set complete with shaker and all the necessary tools for a bartender in training. She even got me one of those 367 Cocktail Recipes books. Ask me if I’ve made any yet. Yeah, all I’ve done is made a screwdriver and a Whiskey Sour with some sour mix I picked up at… yeah, the supermarket.
I’ll admit it. When it comes to the world of mixology, I’m a sad sack. I do have a pretty unique shot glass collection though. Every vacation we go on, I always try to pick one up. Some of my favorites are from the Adirondacks, Hershey Park and the Bronx Zoo! I’ve even snagged a few comic-themed ones at various conventions over the years. There’s the Captain America shield, a Cobra (from G.I. Joe logo), and Flash’s lightning bolt.
Fun? Yes. Classy? Far from it.
I’m not a super fancy guy, but I’ll tell ya, there’s something fun about using really nice glassware too. For our wedding, we received some beautiful highball glasses that I absolutely love using. The feel of the glass. The look. The texture. It somehow all combines to infuse a shot of sophistication.
Recently, I discovered that Waterford (you know, the guys who make some amazingly gorgeous crystal vases, candlesticks, bowls, glasses, etc.) has an exciting new Mixology line. I thought they’d be super fancy and not really do much for me. And then, well, then I took a look at them. And fell in love.
How gorgeous is this set of Waterford Mixology Shot Glasses? Seriously! They’re just so darn colorful and I love the different-shaped bottoms to them all.
It’s not just the shot glasses that are bubbling over with exciting anticipation. It’s the entire new Mixology line! Waterford’s found a way to completely modernize the world of luxury living with a gorgeous splash of color and injection of trendy styles!
With striking new shapes, inherently classic Waterford cutting techniques, and a special splash of trending colors, Mixology is a breakthrough of self-expression and personalization opportunities for Waterford enthusiasts, everywhere.
The recipe for Mixology contains key elements from the periodic table of style and sophistication. Four fresh, dynamic cutting patterns – Talon, Argon, Neon and Circon – create a completely new look when added to the contemporary silhouettes of Mixology’s diverse collection of tumblers, decanters, coupes, shot glasses and bar accessories. Vibrant, hip hues of lime, blue, purple and red adds colorful class sure to energize every affair.
So what else is in this spectacular new line? Plenty! Here’s a quick look at some of my favorite pieces:
Talon Red Decanter
We don’t drink wine too often, but I seriously need to start, if only to have an excuse for using one of these! Decanters just remind me of medieval times or fantasy settings like Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones. Who wouldn’t feel like a king (or a queen for you ladies out there) setting this piece on their dining room table? Of course if I was a king, someone else would be pouring my wine for me, which takes half the fun out of this decanter…
This set of four stunning pieces of stemware comes in Talon Red, Neon Lime Green, Circon Purple, and Argon Blue. Not only will you feel 10 times more sophisticated drinking out of these, but the different colors will certainly go a long way towards helping you remember which drink is yours!
Argon Blue Tumbler Set
Continuing the same color and theme as the shot glasses, I can just picture some cool, chilling cocktail filling this set of Argon Blue tumblers. Perfect for a snowy Winter-themed cocktail party, am I right?
The entire Waterford Mixology line is a perfect combination of artistry, crystal and cocktails. I’ve always loved the whole Mad Scientist angle and actually, that’s kind of how I view bartending. You’re grabbing all sorts of ingredients to mix and stir into one deliciously edible potion.
What good are stunning sets of cocktail glasses without any cocktails? Well, leave it to Waterford to offer up some appropriate recipes like the Circon Cocktail and the Talon Cocktail. Just like sushi is edible art, these drinks mixed with this crystal collection is art just waiting to be poured down your throat.
I just think this new Mixology line adds a whole new level of fun to the world of sophistication. Or is it a whole new level of sophistication to the world of fun? Either way, it’s a gorgeous set that I’d love to add to my collection. I just need to build myself a bar first…
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Not only does Waterford have some beautiful collections, but as the Mixology collection proved, they certainly can keep up with the times and even set some trends themselves. I recently became aware of a new kind of wine glass that’s perfect for the clumsy drinker like myself. That’s because they’re stemless! And thanks to Waterford one of you lucky readers is actually giving to win a set of 4 Stemless Light Red Wine glasses valued at $240!
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