Kitchen

Mini Measure Shot Glass

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Measuring miniaturized

I’ve always had at least one of these Mini Measure Shot Glasses ($6) on hand over the last four years. For small amounts of liquid ingredients in recipes, like vanilla extract and soy sauce, it’s much easier than trying to fill a measuring spoon to the rim. For mixed drinks, it’s more precise than a jigger, albeit a bit slower. If nothing else, it makes a perfectly serviceable (and somewhat geeky) shot glass.

The measurement markings are in fluid ounces, milliliters, teaspoons, and tablespoons. A few different companies make them, and while they’re available online for $3-$5 a pop, I’ve seen them cheaper in brick-and-mortar stores like Bed Bath & Beyond and Target.

-- Jason McCay 02/2/19

(This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2010 — editors)