Egg Cups As Shot Glasses?

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    Feb 21, 2015 3:59 PM GMT
    Some friends dropped in unexpectedly last night, and I offered them cocktails. But I couldn't find a shot glass. And I wasn't just going to eye-ball their drinks, I'm no good at that.

    I haven't used a shot glass in a couple of weeks or longer, not drinking while I've been sick. In fact, I can't remember the last time I saw them, we have several, including some promotional ones from business owner friends, but we don't drink much at home.

    But at least one should have been in the liquor cabinet. I wondered if the cleaning lady had rearranged things, but they weren't dirty, not in use, no need to touch them. On the other hand she has a bad habit of breaking things, I'll have to ask her next week.

    So as I'm going through the kitchen cabinets I saw our 4 white porcelain egg cups. I started a thread about them a few months back when I was shopping for some and then got these from France. They looked about shot-glass size. I took one to test by pouring water from it into a kitchen measuring cup, and voila! One ounce exactly! What a nice coincidence.

    I was so amused, and proud of my inventiveness, I showed our friends how I was making their drinks, with a white porcelain egg cup, and they thought it cute & clever, too. So now I not only have 4 egg cups, but 4 shot glasses, too - the all-purpose household necessity. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 21, 2015 9:33 PM GMT
    BTW, here's what those egg cups/"shot glasses" look like. This Williams-Sonoma production photo also includes the same egg topper I have, as well, to crack the shell cleanly. Starting this thread encouraged me to use them for their original intended purpose for a little late breakfast this morning. I love eating a soft-boiled egg this way, with a little demitasse spoon, and scooping some of the runny yolk onto buttered toast. YUM!

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    Feb 23, 2015 6:45 AM GMT
    Follow up: on Sunday I again reversed the use of kitchen versus bar tools.

    My husband's back is continuing to bother him, so he asked me to make breakfast for him (at great risk to life & limb). And he specified scrambled eggs.

    My method is eccentric - I use a bar cocktail shaker. I crack 3 eggs into a stainless steel cocktail shaker, add some butter and a splash of half & half. I use a whisk to blend it. I put the shaker on the electric glass-top burner to melt the butter, so the mix is completely smooth and lightly whipped.

    Then I pour it into the heated pan, and keep moving the spatula as the egg blend firms. I never stop until the scrambled eggs are at just the moisture I like.

    My husband loved them. Then I made myself a soft boiled egg, eaten out of one of our egg cups you see pictured above, with buttered toast on the side, while I read the paper. A nice Sunday morning. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 23, 2015 1:43 PM GMT
    " I showed our friends how I was making their drinks, with a white porcelain egg cup, and they thought it cute & clever, too."

    Always flatter your bartender, no matter his pouring apparatus, as long as the drinks are free.
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    Feb 23, 2015 1:46 PM GMT
    I just use the bottle as the "shot glass.". No one seems to complain and there is less to clean up in the morning....
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    Feb 23, 2015 2:08 PM GMT
    SamRising said" I showed our friends how I was making their drinks, with a white porcelain egg cup, and they thought it cute & clever, too."

    Always flatter your bartender, no matter his pouring apparatus, as long as the drinks are free.

    LOL! Well, that's true. You've heard my Father's rule of the 3 Bs before, right?

    "Always be on good terms with your Banker, your Barber, and your Bartender, if you want happiness & success in life." Dad had a wicked & ironic sense of humor.
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    Feb 23, 2015 9:10 PM GMT
    Cash saidI just use the bottle as the "shot glass.". No one seems to complain and there is less to clean up in the morning....

    Well, some of our friends are a little more demanding than that, and deserve better as our guests. They want their cocktail "just right". Surely you know not to argue with fussy old queens? (And I didn't mean to call you Shirley)

    So, yeah, I was rummaging all through the kitchen cabinets, trying to find a shot glass, that I hadn't seen in months. When I came across a possible alternative with an egg cup. That I thought was a clever substitute, as they did. Whatever gets the job done, and keeps our guests happy. I may even make it our signature house routine. icon_biggrin.gif