October 5, 2005

Quaffer Shot Glass Review

Quaffer Layered Shot GlassQuaffer
Description: Shot glass with built-in chaser
Typical Price: $7.99 for one; Best Deal is $24.99 for a Quaffer Sampler Pack (2 Glass Quaffers, 2 Plastic Quaffers, 2 Beer Quaffers, 2 Pour Spouts, 2 Recipe Cards, and 2 Stickers), or get your Quaffersat Amazon.

If you'd asked us two weeks ago, we would have said our current shot technology was just fine. You take the shot, then use your other hand to bring the chaser to your mouth. We were young then, naive. We hadn't tried the Quaffer shot glass.

As we said in our earlier Quaffer coverage - the premise is so simple, we can't believe we didn't think of it. A quick and easy way to layer a shot, combining the shot and chaser into one glass. Genius, right?.

Our initial foray into the world of the Quaffer was with Jim Beam and ginger ale. We filled the lower chamber with ginger ale, affixed the special pouring spout that comes with the Quaffer sampler pack to the bottle of Beam, and layered it on top. The process was quick, easy and mess-free, and we went from unwrapping the glass to drinking the shot in about 30 seconds.

The only problem we had during our test was that we were a bit exuberant. Expecting to have to slam it back like a normal shot, we suspended the Quaffer vertically and the liquid had a tough time getting through the narrow bottle neck in the middle. We had more luck when we kept the glass at more of a 45 degree angle instead of 90 degrees, and had no more troubles with booze squirting out the corners of our mouths. Take it from us, it'll be much easier if you're relaxed while you drink, instead of trying to slam it down.

We'll keep you posted when we get a chance to try out the beer Quaffer...it's basically a bigger version of the glass, designed for drinks like Car Bombs. We can only guess it will reduce the overall mess over those kinds of drinks, because you don't have to drop the shot glass into the beer. We've ended up with Guinness and Bailey's lining the walls of our offices by doing that shot the traditional way, so we welcome the change. (On another note, we recommend being careful when you order this one out in bars...it's a great drink with a harsh name, and we've seen an Irish bartender completely refuse someone service after he ordered one, because she was so offended. That's why the beer Quaffer will come in handy...you can whip them up in the privacy of your own home.)

Rating: Four and a half out of Five Liquor Snob Icon

Shop for Quaffers here...shipping is free. [Edit: Looks like the packages we found are no longer available; hit the link above to find the right Quaffer package for you.]

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at October 5, 2005 6:26 AM


Recent Comments

I am trying to track down a contraption, and keep striking out. You guys seem to be the experts. Have you ever run across a device (seen at a bar) that serves 4 Irish Car Bombs at a time? It basically holds the 4 beer glasses and suspends 4 shot glasses over them. When ready to drink, you hit a trigger and the shot fall into the glasses. Sound familiar?

Posted by: JW at November 23, 2009 2:27 PM

Sorry RIley - looks like that package isn't available anymore...our story was from way back in 2005. We've updated the information so you can check out the packages and find the one that's right for you. Thanks!

Posted by: Jake Jamieson at November 9, 2009 8:12 AM

so I see you posted the Best Deal is $24.99 for a Quaffer Sampler Pack (2 Glass Quaffers, 2 Plastic Quaffers, 2 Beer Quaffers, 2 Pour Spouts, 2 Recipe Cards, and 2 Stickers. and that sounds like a great deal but where do you go to get this deal? Cause I'd love to buy it.

Posted by: RIley at November 7, 2009 5:54 PM

We have a place back in Cincinnati, called "Dave & Busters". It's a place with pool tables, arcade games, a couple bar counters and restaurant and more - catered at the 21+ crowd at night. If you order a "jager bomb" (Jager & Redbull) they will charge you $7 (not much more than any other bar), yet it is served in one of those Shot glasses you mentioned in the article. However, the catch is, after you order the shot in the "over under" shot glass, you get to take the shot glass home for free (Basically it's free - since most other places will charge you $7 for a Jager Bomb)

Posted by: Eric at October 6, 2005 3:48 AM

Check out this list of quaffer recipes.


Posted by: Drankit at October 5, 2005 10:35 AM
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