Until now, all the liquid measuring cups I owned were larger and the smallest volume they could measure was a 1/4 cup. But with the new 4 Piece Mini Measuring Beaker Set from OXO, I can now measure out more than one tablespoon at a time. The best part for my nerd-self is that they are shaped like little beakers and are designed specifically for measuring and pouring smaller amounts of ingredients such as food coloring, extracts, lemon juice and more. No more food coloring stained fingers – let’s rejoice!
The beakers stand on their own, with fill lines below the very top, making it easy to set out ingredients before you start cooking or baking. The funnel shape and spout on the top of the beakers make filling and pouring simple. They are also brightly colored, top-rack dishwasher safe, and nest together for compact storage – an extra bonus for my crammed micro-apartment kitchen. The set includes 2 oz, 1 oz, 1 T and 1 tsp beakers. And just a little knowledge for you: 1 oz = 2 Tbsp
Now let’s talk about what I decided to make with these, and speculate on why the first thing I thought of was alcohol. Have you ever taken a shot by yourself? I would assume not as I had not either until I made this Funfetti cake shot. I didn’t think it through prior to it’s preparation, and mixed it up around 2pm… well now what am I supposed to do with it? So I shot one and dumped the other down the drain after feeling like an alcoholic drinking by myself. Although I felt a little guilty tossing a perfectly good cake-flavored shot down the drain. Somehow pineapple juice and vanilla vodka creates a yellow cake batter flavor, who am I to judge?
One year ago: Stromboli
Two years ago: Grilled Three Cheese Sandwich
FUNFETTI CAKE SHOTS
Makes 2 shots
2 white chocolate candy melts (or 1 Tbsp white chocolate)
2/3 oz. vanilla vodka
2/3 oz. triple sec
2/3 oz. pineapple juice
- On a small plate, melt the chocolate in the microwave at half power for 10 seconds at a time until just melted. Dip top of shot glass into the chocolate and then dip into sprinkles.
- Shake the vodka, triple sec and pineapple juice together with ice and strain into decorated shot glass.
Disclosure: I received one set of OXO’s Mini Measuring Beakers for free from OXO’s Blogger Outreach Program. Thoughts and opinions are my own.