Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Measure of Success

I never thought I would become attached to a kitchen tool. That is, until I met the Oxo angled measuring cup. The 2 oz measuring cup, shown on the right, allows one to accurately measure amounts as small as one quarter ounce. In addition to ounces, their are interior markings for tablespoons and the more traditional exterior markings for milliliters and cups. Mr. Jigger you have served me well, but from now on this detail oriented cocktail lover will be angling for Oxo. Let's put that quarter ounce line to use.

The Hoskins Cocktail
2 oz Plymouth Gin
.75 oz Torani Amer (or Amer Picon)
.5 oz Maraschino Liqueur
.25 oz Cointreau
1 dash orange bitters

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a flamed orange peel.



SF said...

Isn't this thing a joy to use? Thank goodness to Robert Hess for spreading the gospel of OXO!

While the acrylic ones are easier to read, (and were a steal when the 3-pack was on sale on amazon a few weeks back) I still had to pick up the stainless version to match the hardware in my traveling mixo-kit. The thing looks absolutely boss.

By the way, compare the measurements to your run-of-the-mill buck-fifty jiggers from retso stores, the thing is WAY more accurate, and not just for those fractional measurements either!

p.s. I swear I'm not an OXO P.R. hack, but I've gotta add that their take on the hawthorne strainer is both beautiful/functional and similarly worth every damn penny!

Andrea Desrosiers said...

What a bizarre coincidence - we were just talking about the OXO measuring cup last night at No. 9 Park. I admired their stainless version, though I'm perfectly happy with the plastic one we bought a couple of years ago (even with its weird meniscus).

Dan S. said...

I found out about this item from Robert Hess's site too. The only downsides for me are the lack of a 3/4 oz line and the fact that I have trouble seeing how close I am to the line when pouring clear liquids.

Dr. Bamboo said...

I also switched to the Oxo measuring cup after seeing Robert Hess use his. He's probably responsible for selling more of them than their entire in-house sales staff.

I wish it had a 3/4 oz. line as well, but I somehow get by ;-)