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Crystal Stemware: A Toast to Love & Life

Toasting Flutes

Toasting Flutes

 

Some customs have clear logic behind them, while others are more obscure. Waving hello makes sense as a way of getting someone’s attention, but why, for instance, do we shake hands as a greeting? With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching and millions of romantic dinners to be had in its name, many may be wondering why do we toast drinks at special occasions.
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Silver Serving Trays: A Centerpiece for Every Table

Silver Serving Tray


Silver Serving Trays

Hosting a holiday meal, a gala for clients, or a summer brunch on the deck of a lakeside home can be made all the more sublime with accouterments that highlight your own style. Your personal refinement will be revealed to your guests when you gracefully wand gravy across rich meats with an embossed silver ladle, deftly pour Lady Grey tea into the delicate cups of an ornate tea set, or carry in afternoon mimosas in crystal flutes on a silver serving tray. The serving pieces that make a party or event feel special have never gone out of style.

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Making Mint Juleps for the Kentucky Derby

On the first Saturday in May, Louisville is besieged with visitors that have come to witness the most prestigious thoroughbred horse race in America. From a birds-eye view, Churchill Downs Race Track becomes a moving flotilla of expressive hats showing a flash of silver cups.

Surrounding a dirt race track are stands full of race enthusiasts, socializing as they wait to see who is going to become the winner of the first leg of the Triple Crown trifecta.

This “Run for the Roses” race is full of traditions that date back to 1875. It has run every year since. Three-year-old papered thoroughbreds gather to race a mile and a quarter for the most exciting two minutes in American sports.

Crowds fill the infield singing “My Old Kentucky Home” by Stephen Foster during the post parade, then toast the winner with the traditional Mint Julep libation. The late afternoon sun sparkles on the specially designed silver Mint Julep cups as race traditions are upheld.

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Moscow Mules for the Kentucky Derby

Moscow Mules for the Kentucky Derby

Since 1875, the Kentucky Derby has enthralled spectators from around the world, making it the oldest continuous sporting event in America. You needn’t have a stake in the outcome or even know much about thoroughbred horse racing to get swept up in the excitement. An appreciation for boozy Southern drinks and outrageous hats will suffice.

The big event is all over in a couple of minutes, so start your celebration early.

Refreshing Moscow Mule in Copper Mug, Engraved

Refreshing Moscow Mule in Copper Mug, Engraved

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Six Delicious Winter Cocktails

The Wares Of Winter

The dreary weeks between January 2 and Valentine’s Day tend to get everyone down, especially when temperatures dip into the teens and snow blocks the driveway.

Nothing revives flagging spirits like spirits, so it’s time to winterize your bar tending repertoire. Round up some friends to sample these heartwarming concoctions.

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Valentine’s Day Gifts

Personalized Gifts for Someone Special

Every day you get to spend with the important people in your life is a blessing. Valentines Day is right around the corner, chose a gift that will last for years to come! We offer a wide range of personalized gifts for men, women, and children! We are here to help find the perfect gift!

Popular Personalized Gifts

Mint Julep Cups

Personalized Gift, Mint Julep Cup

 

Check out our selection of Mint Julep Cups! We offer a variety of styles. Prepare your loved one for Kentucky Derby Season with their very own personalized cup!

Mint Julep Cups are also very popular for celebrating special occasions such as graduation, retirement, promotions, and trophies!

 

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Give The Gift Of Barware

Give The Gift Of Custom Barware From Silver Superstore

Bartending is challenging and fun, especially when company’s coming. Having the perfect utensils and glassware not only makes your drinks taste better, but it makes your guests feel pampered.

Take advantage of the vast selection of barware available from Silver Superstore. We have everything from tankards to mint julep cups to one-of-a-kind coasters. We even carry practical items such as jiggers, strainers and shakers made of high-quality stainless steel.

Are you prepared if someone requests a Moscow mule? This classic cocktail made of vodka, ginger beer and lime juice went out of vogue for several years, but it has recently made a comeback. Furthermore, there are at least a dozen new variations that call for gin, tequila, bourbon, Irish whiskey or even culinary ingredients like dried lavender.

In short, it may be time to stock up on copper Moscow mule mugs.

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Refreshing Independence Day Cocktails

Eight Refreshing Cocktails For Your Classy July 4th BBQ

If you are looking to make your Fourth of July gathering red, white and boozy, you need the right barware and drink recipes. Summer cocktails should be light, fun and classy. Here are a few ideas to inspire you.

Blue Sparkler

This drink should be served on ice. Use thick ice cubes to add some white coloring to the drink. To mix the drink, combine a cup of UV Blue, a cup of mango Absolut vodka and two cans of your favorite lemon-lime soda. Add a drop of blue food coloring for a vibrant color. Drop a few cherries in the drink to garnish it, and you can add a splash of grenadine if you wish. For ultimate visual appeal, serve it in a crystal Double Old Fashioned glass from Crystal by Godinger.

Red, White and Blue Sangria

For this drink, mix a bottle of white wine with one-half cup each of simple syrup, berry vodka and lemon juice. Add a cup of triple sec. Cut fresh pineapple slices into star shapes with a sharp knife. You can use a small cookie cutter as a guide if you have one. Put the slices in the pitcher, and add some blueberries and strawberry slices. Chill before serving. This refreshing cocktail looks stunning in a crystal pitcher such as the Serenity pitcher made by Nambe.

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Why Moscow Mules Come In Copper Mugs

Why Are Moscow Mules Served In Copper Mugs?

The Moscow Mule is a simple yet popular mixed drink. It consists of lime juice, vodka and ginger beer. This beverage first appeared in 1941, according to The New York Times. It succeeded in greatly boosting the demand for both vodka and copper mugs. You can find several reasons to serve a Moscow Mule in this type of cup.

Extra Cold 

Beverages feel colder if you drink them from copper vessels. The metal’s temperature immediately drops when someone adds a cool liquid and ice cubes to a mug. Consequently, the drink seems particularly refreshing. Cocktail enthusiasts have recognized this advantage of copper for hundreds of years.

Insulating

This material doesn’t only create a chilly sensation. It also insulates the beverage from warm air. Your Moscow Mule will remain as cold as possible, and the ice cubes won’t dilute it by melting too soon. The insulating effect benefits drinkers who venture outdoors on hot summer days or sip cocktails in rooms that lack air conditioning.

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Mint Juleps & The Kentucky Derby

The Mint Julep:  Born In The South, Thriving At The Derby

Mint Julep

Since 1938, the mint julep has been the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, and it’s hard to imagine a cocktail more

quintessentially Southern. A combination of sugar, bourbon, crushed ice and mint, this refreshing drink conjures up images of a bygone genteel era. There are over 120,000 of these drinks served at the race each year, and even people at home get in the spirit of the event by mixing their own.

What you may not know, however, is that the history of the mint julep stretches far beyond the Derby, and the drink we all know and love has changed quite a lot over the years.

Early History of the Mint Julep

 

The mint julep has a history steeped in legend, with multiple origin stories told and believed throughout the region. Some fanciful tales suggest that the drink was developed when a Kentuckian, boating across the Mississippi, plucked fresh mint leaves growing wild on the banks and topped his bourbon with them.
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