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A gallery of cocktail lore

Sazerac

A sazerac cocktail at Seven Grand.

 (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
Philiip M. Dobard of MOTAC and Joe Keeper of Bar Keeper

Philiip M. Dobard of MOTAC (Museum of the American Cocktail) and Joe Keeper of Bar Keeper in Silverlake. Dobard persuaded Keeper to collect and curate a collection of whiskey and cocktail artifacts for the new MOTAC Whisk(e)y Gallery at the bar Seven Grand in downtown Los Angeles.

 (S. Irene Virbila/Los Angeles Times)
Bellhop cocktail shaker and glasses from the 1930’s

A bellhop cocktail shaker and matching glasses from the 1930s. Typically, says Joe Keeper, he’ll find sets with just one glass used -- for the dad’s cocktail when he came home from work.

 (S. Irene Virbila / Los Angeles Times)
Yellow rocks glasses

On the right, yellow rocks glasses are shaped like the tail of a rocket or airplane, rounded at the base with small “fins.”

 

 (S. Irene Virbila / Los Angeles Times)
Green glass coupes

The flattish green glass coupe in the middle is “vaseline glass” made with uranium.  They glow under a black light. Farberware made the cocktail glasses with the silver bases. To wash them, you simply lift out the glass insert.

 (S. Irene Virbila/Los Angeles Times)
Statuette coupes at MOTAC Whisk(e)y Gallery

The yellow statuette coupes are from the Cambridge Glass Company.  When the company dissolved and no longer made these glasses, collectors got together and purchased the molds so that they could continue to manufacture them.

 (S. Irene Virbila / Los Angeles Times)
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