MID CENTURY PINK PAGODA HAZEL ATLAS COCKTAIL SET - COCKTAIL SHAKER WITH 6 GLASSES AND PAGODA CADDY
The great Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel famously devoted a whole page of his autobiography to the Martini.
His directions range from the practical matters of how best to add the vermouth, to the more obsessive step of placing the glasses and shaker in the fridge the day before your guests are scheduled to arrive. At one point, however, he adds an element of mysticism: he writes that those who prefer a very dry Martini “suggest simply allowing a ray of light to shine through a bottle of Noilly Prat vermouth before it hits the bottle of gin.” With his characteristic theologian’s humor, he likens the act to Thomas Aquinas’ description of the Immaculate Conception, in which the holy ghost enters the virgin “like a ray of sunlight through a window.”
Buñuel is not the only cocktail lover who has postulated a perfectly dry Martini. Over the years I have encountered friends and bartenders alike who, before pouring the gin over the ice, insist on making a small bow “in the direction of France,” thus maintaining the drink’s essential entente cordiale—the spiritual commingling of English and French ingredients—without actually tarnishing the gin with unwanted sweetness. The English playwright Noël Coward—who obviously preferred Italian vermouth—suggested waving a Martini glass in the general direction of Italy.
Of course, this should come as little surprise. Ritual has always been an essential component of both preparing and enjoying a well-made drink. However, the individual rituals associated with a given drink are far from canonical—they are continually evolving, and often intensely personal.
Included with this magical Pink Pagoda Cocktail Set are recipes for you to try in your own Art of the Cocktail Rituals. We have enticing recipes for drinks including the EROTIC ELIXIR, GOOD LUCK MARTINI, TIME TRAVEL COCKTAIL and a few more that we think you will love.
The Pink Pagoda Cocktail Shaker is 9" tall and it comes with 6 glasses which are 2 3/4" high.
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