If you’ve ever thrown a cocktail party only to end up dividing your time between muddling, measuring and mixing drinks instead of mingling with your guests, you’ll understand why investing in a quality cocktail pitcher makes solid sense. In concert with a long-handled cocktail stirrer, this elegant vessel is the perfect way to “batch” your favorite cocktails, pre-mixing ingredients for quick and easy assembly without sacrificing a whit of style. With a high index of refraction, crystal is prized for its greater clarity and sparkle when compared to regular drinking glass. The modern pewter used to cast the base of this pitcher is slow to oxidize, and the surface patina will remain lustrous and shiny with regular polishing and proper care. Without polish, it will develop a soft grey surface color, which adds character to the material. This pitcher, like the rest of the pieces in this bar service collection, comes stamped with a hallmark, the signature of the skilled artisan who crafted it by hand.
This crystal pitcher is the ideal container in which to mix and serve the classic martini, but thereâ€™s no need to stop there. Mojitos, sangria, and even classic lemonade all benefit from the same handsome treatment. To keep your crystal cocktail pitcher alive and well for generations, be sure and store it where it wonâ€™t touch other items, and make sure never to place it upside down, as this can put stress on the rim, which is quite delicate. This pitcher is not dishwasher-safe. When washing by hand, use only warm water and mild detergent, and rinse with warm water. Quick changes in temperature can cause cracking and clouding. If you let the pitcher air dry you may end up with streaks or smears. Instead, when cleaning the glass use only a lint-free cloth for drying. When cleaning the pewter bottom, also use a mild detergent, and be sure and dry thoroughly. If left wet, the drops will leave a mark. These spots can easily be removed by using metal polish, or by gently rubbing the area in small circular motions with â€œ0000â€? steel wool.
David Reiss is an American designer who brought this glass, and a number of other Italian crystal and pewter products, to the U.S. He fell in love with the old soul of pewter on a trip to Lombardia, and felt the pewter and crystal products he observed abroad were exceptional in quality and aesthetic, different from what was then available in the United States. His 17 year old company was the first to bring this very same Italian pewter to the American market. Every one of his products is handmade in Lombardia, FDA approved, food safe and contains no lead.
Elegant 1.5 liter crystal cocktail pitcher, ideal for mixing and serving the classic martini. Pairs with a long-handled cocktail stirrer. The heavy, hand cast pewter bottom is stamped with the touchmark of the artisans who crafted it. Handmade in Italy. (more info)
11" (35.5cm) tall x 4.3" (10.9cm) diameter
Crystal and lead-free pewter
Not dishwasher safe
Handmade in Italy
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