You need a drink, but you — not some mixologist — are in charge. Though professionals prefer little metal measuring containers, this set of one-and-a-half ounce glass ones, with markings for a half-ounce and an ounce, is very easy to use. And having several means that you can combine multiple spirits without rinsing in between. They’re also superb for pouring measured drams of precious Pappy Van Winkle. Use them for baking and cooking, keeping in mind that one-half ounce is a tablespoon.
Open Kitchen by Williams Sonoma Shot Glass Measuring Cup, $3 each in store, set of four $12 online, williams-sonoma.com.