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March 12, 2021
I’m Celebrating Fake Spring By Drinking Out Of Colorful Glassware
Trust me, an Aperol spritz tastes better this way.
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It’s been warm in New York City but don’t be fooled: It’s that season better known as fake spring. Next week it’ll be back to gray skies and there’s even rumors that it might snow. While the sun’s out, I’m choosing to live in the moment and that includes drinking an icy Aperol Spritz out of a colorful cup.

The one I’m currently loving is by a Pacific Northwest company called Asp and Hand. While technically this cup is a water glass, I’m a big fan of using it for the aforementioned Aperol Spritzes - and I’ll also happily drink wine or seltzer out of it. It’s pink and features thorny yellow protrusions that help me keep a good grip, even if I’m a little buzzed after a few cocktails.

This particular cup is my special glass among the rest of my colored cup collection. I recommend you get a set of those, too - they’re the perfect mood boosters come cocktail hour. Keep reading for some of my favorites that you’ll want to use all spring and summer long.

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These are the exact ones I have but if you don’t like this color combo, they also come in green, blue, brown, and more.

Get Asp and Hand Bubba Glass ($65) →

I’m tempted to order these and attempt to make the Mandarin Duck cocktail recipe, as inspired by The Infatuation’s latest ’zine, IYKYK.

Get Kingrol 6 Pack Vintage Drinking Glasses ($21) →

These remind me of Cire Trudon candles (which are very very fancy French candles) with the only difference being that these are safe to drink out of.

Get Set of 4 Colored Premium Heavy Glassware ($30) →

Handmade by glassblowers in Italy, this set looks like something I’d find at a charming vintage shop on vacation.

Get Italian Retro Cocktail Glasses, Set of 2 ($49) →

There are times when I want a $60 wine glass that properly aerates my wine and then there are times when I want to set a mood. These fall squarely into the latter category.

Get Tinted Modern Wine Glasses, Set of 4 (From $46) →

Japanese cocktail bars are known for their innovative drinks and meticulous attention to detail. These glasses, which also hail from there, are my way of pretending like I’m enjoying an enjoying an Old Fashioned at some tiny bar in Golden Gai.

Get Hand Blown Japanese Geode Glasses (From $44) →

Ryan Walker-Hartshorn wrote about her love of Estelle Colored Glassware and how these glasses sit royally in her dining room. The brand’s founder Stephanie Summerson Hall calls them “jewels for the table” and I couldn’t agree more.

Get Estelle Colored Wine Stemware, Set of 6 ($175) →

And if you want a whole array of jewel-like accents for your table, instead of just one color, this set is another beautiful option.

Get Estelle Colored Wine Stemless, Set of 6 ($160) →

These come in amber, teal, pink mint, or clear but take it from me, the pastel shades are so much more pleasant to have on your shelves.

Get Bombay Glasses, Set of 4 ($56)→

Until I feel comfortable going to a modern art museum, I’ll settle for staring at a pair of modern art-like glasses instead.

Get Chiara Glasses, Set of 2 ($28)→

Eye strain from staring at a computer screen all day is so real and while everyone says get blue light glasses, I also like to rest my eyes by looking at these soothing drinking glasses.

Get Willa Glasses, Set of 4 ($64)→

Remember a time when you used to go to some dimly-lit cocktail bar cocktail bar and they’d whip out a beverage in a fancy-looking glass? I barely do but I imagine I would be drinking out of something that looks like this.

Blue Pheasant Aaron Highball, Set of 6 ($132)→

This glass is by SGHR, a Tokyo brand that’s a favorite among five star hotels and Michelin starred restaurants for their delicate beauty and high quality.

Get SGHR Sugahara CYST Old Fashioned Glass ($56) →

If you’re clumsy like me, you’ll also appreciate getting a set of glasses that won’t cause too much distress if you happen to break one. This is a nice-looking, affordable find.

Get Colored Water Glasses Hand Made Glass Tumblers Set ($28)→

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