"International Bar Flies" Original Bloody Mary Glass
Bloody Mary Glasses

"International Bar Flies" Original Bloody Mary Glass (Set of 2)

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  • Vintage-style glass used at Harry's Bar in Paris for serving Bloody Mary cocktails
  • European long drink tumbler; a versatile glass that feels good in the hand
  • Robust heavyweight base provides stability; wide mouth makes it easy to add ice
  • Withstands rigors of a professional service; dishwasher safe to 5000 washes
  • Specs: Volume: 13 ounces; Height: 6 inches; Top: 3.25 inches; Bottom: 2.125 inches

A Gift from the Birthplace of the Bloody Mary Cocktail.  Paris, Circa 1923.

Bartender Harry MacElhone acquired Harry's New York Bar in Paris in 1923. A year later, together with the journalist O.O. McEntyre, he organized a group called the International Bar Flies, an organization for serious drinkers with its own secret handshake and a necktie featuring a fly on a lump of sugar.

Harry's became a magnet for Americans who traveled to Paris for drinks including a restorative "eye opener" called the Bloody Mary, served in this handsome glass. What is beyond question is that the feeling of the glass in your hand, its weight and shape, is part of the experience of enjoying the drink.

Offered in a Gift Box Set of 2 including the official "Rules of the I.B.F." (International Bar Flies).