(we need a sleepy smiley icon added to our choices)
I agree! Are you listening, Craftster?
I didn't know about AFK either. Because of the drinks and cabana boys, I thought it was some tropical island. but perhaps that's just an ordinary day at Casa Smmarrt.
Cocktails equipment update: new shaker arrived yesterday. Tonight's test rating:85%. Doesn't seem to smash up the ice as well as my classic model (I think because it's a bit narrower) but no leaks, and easy to open, close and shake. A keeper, and well worth the $4 I paid on Amazon. I also bought some martini glasses at a restaurant supply today (Tap Phong on Spadina, for other Toronto locals) and discovered something odd. Many martini glasses are advertised as holding 8, 10 or even 11 ounces, which is absurdly large. The ones I got were marked 5.75 oz, which seemed generous, though they don't appear unusually big. But somehow, a 3 oz martini exactly
fills one, with about 1/4" of space at the top - just enough to get it safely to your mouth (at least for the first one or two). So where is the remaining 2.75 ounces supposed to go? Is glassware measured in some special "ounces", like the half-size "cups" that coffee makers are calibrated in? Do those "11-ounce" martini glasses actually only hold about 5.5 real ounces?
And I love your "sedated" poster, Onyxnox!