You know the old phase, "you don't know what you've got until it's gone?" I experienced that this weekend when I found myself unable to pour a decent drink without my favorite measuring cups of all time: a set of 2-ounce sized from Oxo Good Grips.
I'd used jiggers and measuring spoons in the past to make tropical drinks, which require precise measurements of the varring rums, syrups, and liqueurs called for in the recipes, but often times I'd still end up having to approximate quantities. The Oxo product is just what the Doctor Funk ordered: marked in increments of an 8th of an ounce and specially designed to be viewed from the top as well as the side, which makes pouring much easier.
I've been advocating these cups amongst friends for the past couple of years, often leaving one behind at parties where I mix because a guest got excited about mixing tropical drinks. Now I've given out my last one and am lost without it!
Set of 3. $9.99
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