Gleaming glassware is a must for every party spread! Don’t let clouds keep you from seeing the glasses half full. If you live in a hard water area, lime scale can build up in your dishwasher and cling to your glassware causing a cloudy appearance. The good news? Bringing the shine back to glassware is much easier than you think. Read on to get the full how to, and to learn Lindsey’s special birthday cocktail recipe.
Step 1: Rinse
Rinse off any excess liquid with warm water.
Step 2: Clean
Use a squirt of Dish Detergent on our Glass & Crystal Cleaning Brush or directly into the glass and clean the inside of your glass. For extra dirty glasses, let the soap sit for a few minutes before rinsing. If you are washing glassware in your dishwasher, add Scented Vinegar to the rinse aid dispenser to prevent water spots.
Step 3: One More Rinse
Once you have scrubbed all around the inside and outside of the glass, rinse away all the soap with warm water.
Step 4: Air Dry
Turn your clean glass over on a Lint Free Cleaning Cloth to protect the glass from your surface. Turning it upside down will avoid water stains and allow it to air dry.
Step 5: Towel Dry
Avoid scratches in your crystal by drying with a Lint Free Cleaning Cloth.
For tricky serving flasks like a wine carafe that have hard-to-reach areas, pour hot water into the flask and add 1 capful of All-Purpose Bleach Alternative. Let sit for one hour and voila!
Lindsey’s Birthday Cocktail recipe!
Kosher Salt (for serving)
½ thick lime wedge (for garnish)
2 oz tequila blanco like 4 Copas Organic Tequlia
¾ oz fresh lime juice
Place some salt on a small plate. Rub rim of an old-fashioned or rocks glass with lime (reserve for serving); dip in salt. Fill with ice and set aside.
Combine tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.
Strain cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon into reserved glass. Garnish with lime wheel, and bottoms up!