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stirrup cup

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Type

glasses & vessels

Description

A cup of the colonial era, associated with the English fox hunt. Stirrup cups were small, most often metal, sometimes glass vessels that often took the form of a fox or elk but could be as simple as the shape of a thimble. Traditionally the cup might hold a "fortifying dram" of brandy taken before the hunt to ward off the chill.

Volume

2.00 oz (default CocktailDB volume; actual specimens may vary)

Museum of the American Cocktail
Tales of the Cocktail 2006
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