For the imbiber, there is NOTHING like a good rocks glass. Sinatra bought them by the case whenever he hit a joint that had great ones with just the right heft and size. No less a personage than Kingsley Amis described a good rocks glass in this fashion:
"The point of it is not just that it looks pretty--though it does, very--but that in it you can get a lot of ice cubes into a short drink without piling them up above the surface and so numbing the drinker's nose. It is the ideal vessel not only for the Old-Fashioned cocktail but for anything drunk on the rocks..."
In this modern age of air travel, Lord knows there is little enough to praise. My old favorite, Delta, has taken a step toward the return of civility by procuring a huge stock of GREAT rocks glasses! They hold a lot and have a perfectly heavy base which is just the thing for thwarting possible turbulence without spilling a drop. After SERIOUS investigation of this fine "vessel" and its capacity for vodka, I attempted to take the following photo with my digital camera. I have no idea how it went movie on me. I was just thankful that I made it out of the Crown Room Club. Maybe I can buy a case of these glasses out of the bankruptcy estate.....
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