Defending America’s Honor

August 06, 2010

159 years ago, Verdi’s opera Rigoletto was first performed in Venice; the New York Times was founded, and the yacht America won the now infamous race around the Isle of Wight, taking home the silver cup that would become known as the America’s Cup. That original race was re-enacted this week in a spectacular match-up between the current holder of the America’s Cup, BMW Oracle Racing, and Sir Keith Mills’ British TeamOrigin.  It was reported to have been quite the event, with a large spectator fleet on land and on the water.   Alongside the race coverage posted in was a fun ad for sponsor Wight Vodka, promoting their “Perfect Cocktail For August”, the August Wight martini. According to Wight Vodka’s owner, Ritu Manocha, you strain the juice of a small handful of fresh blackberries into a shaker with ice. Add a half teaspoon of clear honey and two shots of Wight Vodka. Shake for about a minute to really chill the cocktail, then pour into a martini glass and serve. Well, we’d like to suggest the perfect glasses for that Perfect August Cocktail…  Like a traditionally style Etched Shell Martini Glass, part of an entire line of Etched Shell Glassware.  And... did we mention the perfect cocktail shakers - chrome plated ships' lanterns!!                                                                                                    Or, traditionally styled and modern stemless Etched Fish Martini Glasses. Or, you might even throw a few ice cubes in one of our Code Flags Double Old-Fashioned Glasses and enjoy your martini ‘on the rocks’.                     BMW/Oracle Racing’s successful defense of America’s Honor, with a decisive victory over the British yacht, certainly sounds like an excellent opportunity to celebrate with an August Wight Martini! Cheers, DJ

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