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One Good Find: Hand-Blown Aquavit Glasses

Colorful shot glasses perfect for toasting to Midsummer

By Karen Shimizu

Published on June 10, 2014

Until very recently, all of my shot glasses were of the knick-knack, novelty variety, acquired over the years mostly as mementos from college graduations, weddings, and the odd book fair. But after working on a story about an idyllic Midsummer party in Sweden where the author's friends toasted one another throughout the meal with aquavit, I started fantasizing about throwing such a party of my own…and realized that my trashy glassware would totally kill the mood. So I put in an order for a few sets of these hand-blown aquavit glasses from Sweden, whose jewel-like bases add a beautiful wash of color to the table. Each glass holds 40 milliliters (about a shot) and the bases are solid and stable—sturdy enough, even, for a long afternoon of toasting, Swedish-style. Skål!

$25 for 4 glasses at Dillard's

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