Did you know our candle vessels are Libbey rocks glasses? Libbey, an American glass production company, was originally founded over 200 years ago in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
We chose to use Libbey glasses for our candle vessels with intention. Not only do they provide a chic design that looks great in any space, but they are easily repurposed as drinking glasses that fit seamlessly into any collection.
When your candle has finished its final burn, simply remove all wax, wicks, and labels, wash well with warm, soapy water or in the dishwasher, and fill with your favorite beverage!
Removing wax from your candle jars can be done simply in a few different ways.
1. Freezer: Place candle jar in a freezer for 1-2 hours. The wax should shrink, pulling away from the sides of the jar. Once frozen, turn over, and the wax should slide out. Finish by removing the wick and labels before washing.
2. Oven: Remove all labels from the jar. Put jar in a 180° F oven on a cookie sheet until wax melts. Dispose of melted wax and remove wick. (Do NOT pour wax down your sink drain!)
3. Boiling Water: Hot water can also be used to remove wax. Put the candle on a surface protected with a towel or newspaper. Use a butter knife or spoon to remove as much wax as you can. Pour boiling water into the container, leaving room at the top. The boiling water will melt the wax, and it will float to the top. Let the water cool and remove the wax. Strain the water to get rid of any small wax bits. (Don’t pour wax down the drain.) Scrape any remaining wax, remove the wick, and clean with soap and water.
1. Oreos + Milk: The wide rim and short height of these rocks glasses are PERFECT for a classic Oreo dip.
2. Happy Hour: Whether it's a spicy margarita or an old-fashioned, these rocks glasses were designed for cocktails served over ice.
3. Jolly Old Saint Nick: In our house, these glasses are the ones we use for Santa's milk on Christmas Eve.
4. In the Bathroom: Fill with cotton swabs, hair ties, or bobby pins and leave sitting out on your bathroom counter for quick access.
5. In the Office: Fill with decorative stones to hold pens and pencils and place on your desk for a chic pencil holder.
Our Favorite Cocktails + Mocktails
Without a doubt, one of our favorite cocktails is the Moscow Mule. This vodka based ginger and lime drink is one of the easiest to make.
Fill your glass with ice. Pour in 2 oz vodka and 1/2 oz fresh lime juice (about 1/2 a medium lime). Top with 4 oz ginger beer and swirl once with a spoon to mix. Garnish with lime wedge and enjoy!
During the holidays, I love to substitute 2 oz of ginger beer with cranberry juice for a festive twist.
You can't go wrong with tequila and citrus, and this Cantarito is definitely a crowd pleaser.
Rub the rim of your glass with lime wedge + dip in salt. Fill glass with ice. Add 1.5 oz tequila and 1/2 oz each of lime, lemon, and orange juices. Top with grapefruit soda and stir until blended. Garnish with citrus wedges. Cheers!
Watermelon Mojito Mocktail
Mint and lime blend perfectly with sweet, juicy watermelon to make this refreshing mocktail.
In a blender, blend 3 cups chopped watermelon with the juice of two limes and 1 teaspoon of sugar until smooth. In the bottom of each glass, muddle two mint leaves with 1/4 teaspoon of sugar. Fill glass halfway with watermelon puree. Add ice, a splash of ginger ale, and top with club soda. Stir to combine and garnish with mint sprig and slice of watermelon.
This whiskey-based cocktail is a classic, first made over two centuries ago.
Muddle 1 sugar cube with 2 dashes Angostura bitters and 1 teaspoon of water until sugar is dissolved. Fill glass half full with ice. Stir in 2 oz whiskey and lemon twist. Garnish with maraschino cherry.