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I remember as a teenager sometimes being able to sneak away from family festivities to my friend Rachel's house in town. The house was vibrant with Rachel's brilliant and sparkling family and friends. There would be an annual toast with Grappa, an Italian brandy made from the scraps of grape seeds, skins, pulp and stem and would burn your throat. Though I wasn't able to go often, this night always left an impression on me, as I was always hoping to see my teenage crush Bret Burton as well. 


This little stoneware shot cup reminded me of these memories as I was working on a set for Rachel's brother. 

Grappa Shot