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Bubble Absinthe Glass; impossible to drink from?

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I received two of these today...

 

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...and find them impossible to use.

 

Beautiful for sure, but just try draining that last ounce from the bubble.

 

The small hole prevents enough air from entering the reservoir and the liquid becomes trapped in the bubble.

 

Unfortunately form does not meet function here and they have to be returned.

 

Has anyone else had the same experience or is it just me?

 

Thanks!

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So wait, you're saying that liquid gets in them, but won't go out of them? Perhaps there are people at MIT that would like to examine these "special" glasses you've found.

 

Otherwise, listen to Brian.

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Are they hand-blown? If so, no two are alike, and it could be that something (a smoke alarm, a gas pain) startled the glassblower while he was shaping the stem, causing him to "clench".

 

I know they're expensive. If they're not emptying properly, you should definitely return them!

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So wait, you're saying that liquid gets in them, but won't go out of them? Perhaps there are people at MIT that would like to examine these "special" glasses you've found.

 

Otherwise, listen to Brian.

 

Yes - handblown.

 

That's exactly what I am saying.

 

It drains of course, but really, really slowly.

 

Too slowly to drink from.

 

You have a glass with two bulb ends (one open and one sealed) and a small 1/8 inch hole (or less) between.

 

Fill one side, then drink from the other.

 

No matter how slowly you tilt the glass, that hole will only allow so much liquid to pass.

 

My holes are probably smaller than Brian's.

 

Mike R.

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My holes are probably smaller than Brian's.

 

:laf:

 

Sorry.

 

I saw that after I posted it and said to myself, "no one will notice...."

 

 

Right.................

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All kidding aside for half a second, just be glad you didn't opt for the double-bubble glass -- there's the potential for you to have to wait twice as long for those dregs to hit your tongue.

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I bought one as a gift for a housewarming party. I know that my favorite reseller will compare a few glasses before selling one to me, because the size of the hole is not constant, and in some cases that's not usable.

 

A friend of mine has a theory on bubble glasses : a very feminine pleasure, so he says.

 

That jerky stream splashing your face, does it not remind you of something ?
:)

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Right. Was thinking of Dreidel.

 

Notes to self:

 

Dremel Dreidel

 

Dreidel = Hanukkah toy

Dremel = Power drill

 

Hanukkah toy + bubble glass = WTF

Child + power drill = trip to the ER

 

Dremel Dreidel

 

:wave2:

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They look lovely, but I can also imagine they're not the easiest to clean. Not such an issue if you don't use sugar, but if you let some sugar granules sit in the bottom of that overnight... hmm. (I rarely use sugar these days, but I know I sometimes forget to rinse a glass.)

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I use one of these. They work perfect and can be bought at any grocery store for about 5 bucks.
You get that bad boy through that tiny passage? I'd be terrified the sponge would pop off in there! :blink:

I have used those baby bottle cleaners for small hanging water bottles (for animals) before and they do work a treat.

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Still, the best is to remember to do a simple rinse with water at the end of the night when you use those glasses. I do that with my fountains, too. Regular glasses don't require it, but true bubble glasses are such a hassle to clean if you let stuff dry in the bottom. And cleaning them with utensils eventually leaves enough tiny scratch marks that they don't look good anymore. I have a bunch of antique glasses that show years of cleaning scratches and hard-deposit ridge lines from dried hard water, etc.

 

Or you could start using the Absomphsized absinthe glasses that Bubba Gump shrimp restaurants have started serving their absinthe in...

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I like the shape. Would you happen to know the capacity?

 

In keeping with the Bubba Gump corporate philosophy, this glass is measured out to hold 40 ounces of our favorite beverage....

 

 

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I reckon I should have searched before I asked. 23 ounce capacity in that glass. Granted that may be an Absomphe shot glass but it would be okay for us mere mortals.....if you want to louche four ounces of absinthe at a time. *grin*

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