We Found an Almost Identical Dupe for the Extra-Delicate Martini Glass in The White Lotus
We like our stemware how we like our TV: Dramatic.
Published Dec 12, 2022 4:15 PM
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If the tantalizing drama coursing through HBO’s second season of The White Lotus were a piece of stemware, then it would have to be the small yet extra-tall martini glass most notably clutched by Sabrina Impacciatore’s Valentina in episode six. (You can also glimpse it in the hands of Simona Tabasco’s Lucia and Beatrice Grannò’s Mia during one of the duo’s evening romps at the hotel bar.) The unique cocktail vessel, much like the show, was mesmerizing: an exaggerated mixture of delicate elegance cut with a striking boldness that made Valentina’s solo birthday drink look decidedly more fabulous than sad. Suddenly, anything less than slender sky-high stemware felt as irrelevant as Portia and Albie’s fling. In our attempt to recover from the dizzying finale—rest easy, no spoilers lay ahead—we focused our remaining energy on hunting down the wildly tall and symbolic glassware that pays homage to the show’s electric allure.
Allow the extra-tall martini glasses we rustled up, below, to transport you back to Sicily for a night. (“Renaissance” by Cristobal Tapia de Veer plays out.)
Extra-Tall Martini Glasses
How tall is extra-tall? A classic martini stem typically measures around 7 inches in height and can hold up to 8 ounces of spirits; The White Lotus martini glass measures around 11 inches in height and can hold up to 7 ounces of spirits. So shrink the drink’s capacity by one ounce, give it a four-inch growth spurt, and ecco qua: drama, shaken not stirred.