Cocktail Confinement

It’s March 2021 and in 8 days we will be celebrating our first anniversary since we, here in France, started our first Covid-19 confinement. Although we are still in it and we can’t really say when all of this will end, we’ve gone through a lot in one year. I’d say even too much! So let’s raise a toast to our bravery, and this goes to everyone around the globe!!

We have had to learn many new tricks of the trade…

Home-schooling our kids for months and months on end
That was a tough one! Yet, it allowed most of us to (re)connect to our kids on a whole different level and get those fractions and biology-PH-levels knowledge back to make our old school teachers proud.

Remote work
The isolation was (and still is for some) very hard! Not interacting with anyone other than through a pixelated screen with the optional dream beach décor in the background is really tough! Yet, it allowed us to reorganize our days in a completely different way, and for some, this has brought more inspiration, concentration, and productivity than we would have thought and hoped for.

Cooking skills
Since all restaurants have closed here in France, most of us had to turn tricks. Feeding our families spaghetti and tuna sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Sunday can only go that far before a new violent-spouse-and-kid-behavior epidemic spreads within our homes. And so, most of us have turned to TikTok, Marmiton, Tasty, and our great-grandmother’s old cookbook passed from generation to generation. We have become “des cordon bleus” as the French would say, and can turn any egg and flour into a masterpiece dessert! 

So, optimistic as we are, we want to concentrate on the good stuff like Cocktails!
Ahhhh, cocktails!! Yes. We have definitely upgraded our skills on this one!! When you think about it, it is all linked to this new covid lifestyle. In order to better focus on work while managing our kid’s education and coming up with new recipes, drinking is important, if not mandatory! Cocktail making is known to be a science, and not just because of its magical powers to uplift moods and create world peace. A good cocktail, when mixed well can be the ultimate crowd-pleaser, even if this crowd comes down to just you or me. We are lucky, here at La Soufflerie, to have amazing inspiration for all these cocktails. We let our glasses influence our taste buds. Our drinking glasses offer a pleasure of their own. Even empty. Filling them up with exquisite flavors is even more joyful than you can imagine. And so, we worked hard to make everyone happy and prepared some amazing cocktails in our original creations.

Here are some cocktail recipes if you wish to try them yourself in one of your La Soufflerie glasses. And do let us know what you think, feel, and how your family is responding to your new happy state of mind!


Jalapeño Margaritas
2 cups of ice
4 oz of quality tequila
2 oz Cointreau
2 limes, juiced
1 tablespoon agave nectar
Tajin Mexican seasoning
Splash of jalapeño juice (from a jar of pickled jalapeños)
6 jalapeño slices
1 lime, cut into wedges for garnish

Sprinkle the Tajin onto a small plate. Moisten the rim of two glasses with lime juice and rub into the Tajin until completely coated. Fill the glasses with ice and set aside. Pour tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, agave nectar, and jalapeño juice into a cocktail shaker over ice. Cover and shake vigorously. Strain into the prepared Sandra glasses and add three jalapeño slices to each glass. Garnish with lime wedges. Enjoy being in heaven for a bit!


2 oz of bourbon
1 oz of sweet vermouth
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Pour your ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice. Stir for about 20 seconds until chilled. Strain into your Martini glass, garnish with an orange peel, and enjoy! 


Aperol Spritz
3 oz of prosecco
2 oz of Aperol
1 oz of soda water
Add the prosecco, Aperol, and soda water to your Vino Venezia glass filled with ice and stir. Garnish with an orange wedge and enjoy sipping on a little bit of an Italian summer!

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Candle care

Before lighting your candle, trim the wick to about 1/2-cm in length. This allows the candle to burn more slowly and also avoid unsightly black smoke marks around the edge of the glass.

Every time you burn your La Soufflerie candle, allow it to burn at least until the whole top of the candle is liquid. This will help your candle burn more evenly for each burning session.

After blowing out your candle, re-center and straighten the wick.
When using your candlestick holder, do not let the flame touch the glass. Blow the candle out once it gets close to the candle stick holder. Do not place your candle on a cool surface like marble. If the bottom of the hot candle comes in contact with a cold material, the glass may crack.

Do not burn your candle all the way down. Leave at least 1/2-cm of wax in the container to avoid cracking the bottom.Once you have finished burning your candle, hand wash with warm water and soap until the dried wax melts away. You now have a new La Soufflerie piece to use!

Cleaning care

All plaster and terracotta pieces are not suitable for use with water. You can dust each piece with a dry cloth.

General information

These are entirely made by hand and each creation is unique. Therefore, there may be a slight variation in color, texture, and size between each piece. On the base of each item, you can feel the pontil mark left by the glassblower’s cane. The presence of this mark indicates that the glass was blown freehand. This is the beauty of handmade.

Cleaning care

We do recommend handwashing as much as possible to avoid scratches from the dishwasher and to keep the glass sparkling. But, know that our glassware is dishwasher resistant and can be cleaned in the dishwasher

Colored glass

Pigmented glass is mixed into the furnace during the glassblowing. This means that the glass itself is colored instead of painted. Our glass is durable and no changes or fading occur with continued use over time.

Delivery information

Your order will be processed between 7 and 10 business days. 

Each piece is hand washed and individually, wrapped and packed with recycled materials by our team. 

Your package will include one small, La Soufflerie, cotton gift bag.

Certain items may take longer to be delivered. Please allow 2 to 3 extra weeks for delivery for Plaster products, Lamps, Candles, and Wood, these products are made to order.

If your order is placed during the weekend or on a holiday, we will begin processing it the following business day. 

For all questions or returns please refer to our FAQ.

The Nature of Handmade

Due to the hand made nature of our products each piece may differ in size, shape and color.

If you would like to complete an already existing set of glassware, please make sure you send us a picture of the glasses so that we can match the set as close as possible to the ones you have.

For more information please visit our FAQ page.


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