On Saturdays we mix up a classic cocktail and pair it with vintage glassware from Audrey Would! It’s a lot of fun, and that’s before the cocktail has even been poured!
The cocktail we chose this time has been around for over 100 years so we decided to go with an established vintage bar glass classic, the Roly Poly. Roly Polies are great because they are made of blown glass and are rounded in shape. The base is perfectly weighted so the glass won’t tip over, and instead always lands on its feet… er, rolls onto its base!
Roly Polies come in at least three sizes, and for this cocktail we’re using the largest of the three, 3″W x 3-1/4″H. We didn’t go with the classic clear roly shown above, but instead opted for two collectible rolies featuring antique pistols. Gasp!
The first features a Pepperbox pistol from 1830.
The second, a Percussion duelling pistol from 1857.
Note, these glasses are not faux frosted, they are actually chilled! Yes, pre-chilling your glassware is key when it comes to cocktails.
We chose these rolies for two reasons. One, we needed room for the cocktail with an oversized hand-carved cube of ice…
And two, we wanted to feature these collectible glasses since the cocktail we chose is none other than the Whiskey Sour!
We thought this gun slinging cocktail was worthy of these very hard-to-find vintage roly poly pistol glasses. You see, the Whiskey Sour has been on the menu as far back as 1870, so even though both pistols pre-date the cocktail, we would venture a guess there has been a saloon or two where pistol wielding duals were fought!
If you look closely you can see where maybe, just maybe, a pistol was shot! 😉
If you love these roly polies, the pair of pistol glasses is being sold with 6 clear rolies for a set of 8! Purchase here!
Are you a Whiskey Sour fan? Do you make yours with or without egg white?
Thanks for stopping by! Cheers 🙂
Photographs by Sheila Zeller for Audrey Would! Please link and credit if you choose to use.