ITEM SIX: The Coupe Glass. Sprung from the fabled history of Ancien Régime France, the Coupe Glass made it though the revolution, though its shape model famously did not. The Coupe is a staple for beverage photographers. Sadly, I recently heard a revolting story of the specific demised of the coupe glasses I left in New York, but fortunately I found a new set for 99 cents here in New Mexico. C’est la vie. Vodka, tonic and thick slice of orange photographed in the plaza in Old Town Albuquerque.
As a food photographer, not a barkeep I rarely make a drink recipe, but this is an exception worth sharing.
Challenged to create a potent cocktail that blends American roots with the elegance of Ancien Régime France, I have come up with something many deserve: A Beeting
– One part chilled vodka
– One part chilled tonic
– A healthy splash of Small Word Food’s Ginger Beet Kvass
– Garnish with a slice of chioggia beet
– Serve in coupe glass