Dec 01

It’s Not a Christmas Gift if it Doesn’t Include Swish Plastic Glasses!

Christmas GiftAre you busy trying to come up with Christmas surprises for your long gift list, but you would also like to find out how it feels to end the holiday season without being mired in debt? You’re not alone. After all, who doesn’t love the idea of being original, and where is it written that spending a bundle is better than being downright clever? Our six gift ideas are not just easy to put together but you could find yourself the star of one or more occasions when friends and family see the delightful ideas you came up with on your own! There’s even a bonus to be had: Our drinking glasses are made of safe plastic and stand up to all sorts of abuse, so even if guests decide to throw/drop/clink toasting glasses, those Swish Plastic glasses can live to toast another day!

Set Sail with Swish Glasses

Whether they own a small motorboat or a yacht, sailing friends and family will be most appreciative of an entertainment gift with a twist. Start out by visiting a toy store to locate a large, plastic kid’s toy boat. Fill it up with snacks enough for a light lunch on the water. Include sleeves of crackers, cheese, dried fruits, wine plus Swish Plastic stemless wine glasses. Roll napkins into one of the glasses and tuck plastic utensils into the other so recipients aren’t high and dry when they are ready to cut into that cheese.

Just for Kids

Frozen WagonChannel the child in your soul by creating a craft wagon using Swish glasses as supply holders. Start with an inexpensive wagon (e.g. this Frozen themed one). Super glue tall, plastic Swish glass bottoms to the wagon floor. Fill spaces between the glasses with art papers and pads. Put the finishing touches on this kid-friendly gift by filling each empty glass with paints, brushes, crayons, coloured pencils and other useful craft items. This art wagon, with its Swish glasses, will be around for a very long time.

Give a Yummy Swish Family Picnic

A plain wicker basket should suffice if you don’t want to go to the expense of buying a pricey picnic basket and your gift will be just as appreciated. Fill the bottom of the basket with an inexpensive tablecloth and then neatly arrange easy-to-prepare and serve lunch treats like slices of cured meats, cheeses, rolls or mid-eastern naan, and don’t forget the dessert biscuits. Tuck at least one beverage into the basket plus Swish plastic glasses, napkins, plastic cutlery and packets of condiments. Add grapes just before you present your gift.

Oh, Baby—Swish Glasses Save the Day

Plastic Champagne GlassesIf there happens to be a couple on your gift list who are having a baby in the near future, you could earn their undying love and appreciation by making them a “Home from the hospital” holiday gift arrangement. First, fill plastic baby bottles with nuts, candies and other snacks. Find a big, colourful plastic or metal bucket that can be recycled for future household tasks and fill in the expanse with a supply of rolled-up newborn baby diapers. Place a bottle of bubbly into the center of the pail filled with diapers and circle the wine with the filled baby bottles. Tuck half a dozen Swish Plastic champagne glasses into the arrangement—so new grandparents can toast baby, too.

Don’t Forget Brutus and Whiskers!

Admit it: you always include pets when you prepare Christmas gifts for friends and families, so why not use Swish Plastic drinking glasses to organise this year’s creations? Start with a large, round plastic pet bowl that’s big enough to accommodate at least 5 Swish Plastic tumblers. Place a pet bandana in the bottom of the bowl to add a touch of colour and then seat the glasses into the bowl, using clear packing tape to hold the glasses together. Place a different packet of pet treats into each glass and decorate with ribbon for a festive touch.

Get Romantic with Swish Wine Stems

Are there lovers on your Christmas gift list? Make them a bath ensemble that elevates time in the tub to a romantic encounter. A nicely-sized plastic or glass bowl serves as a base. Place a bottle of sparkling wine in the center of the bowl (alcoholic or non). Add silk leaves or package shreds to form a decorative, cushy layer of colour and two Swish Plastic Wine Glasses on either side of the bubbly. Fill in empty spaces with luxurious bath items like salts, bar soaps, bubble bath and a couple of rubber ducks just for fun. Want to keep on creating? Roll up washcloths and shape them into roses (follow the video below for instructions) before placing them artfully into your romantic bath arrangement.

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Sep 28

5 Cocktail Recipes for the AFL and NRL Grand Finals

Cheer Your TeamIt is that time of the year again, time for the footy finals. And whether you are keen to watch the first Sunday of October for the NRL final or you’re more of an AFL kind of person, there’s a drink and a footy final party waiting for you.

The excitement of the game can get to anyone. Blood pressure rises, celebrations get rowdy and frustrations can come out in energetic ways. That’s why it is smart to replace any glassware in the house before the party starts. You don’t want the mates breaking any glass no matter the outcome of the big game.

But you don’t have to turn to red solo cups and party like bogans. You can throw a classy footy final party complete with different, nearly unbreakable cocktail glasses to suit each of the drinks that you serve. Replacing your glassware with unbreakable plastic drinkware from Swish Plastic guarantees a good time for all while shatter-proofing the house.

And if you really want to kick it up a notch on the class meter, serve these five drinks with the proper Swish Plastic drinkware:

1. The Old Fashioned Amber

Old fashioned cocktail

Manly men may prefer to drink beer during a rough footy match and you can satisfy that with this beer-based cocktail. Toss this man drink into a stackable plastic tumbler from Swish Plastics to give him the idea that he’s drinking a brew and he’ll fit right in with the boys.

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 1/2 cup Bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon bitters
  • Two stubbies of amber or red ale
  • 4 strips of orange peel removed with vegetable peeler
  • 4 cherries (optional)

Directions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the bourbon, sugar and bitters and shake it up well.
  3. Strain into 4 Swish Plastic Stackable Tumblers and top each with half a stubby of ale.
  4. Rub the rim of the glass with the orange peel and then add it to the drink along with a cherry.
  5. Cherry is optional, in case you want to maintain the manliness.

2. Tequila Sunrise Punch

Tequila Sunrise

There are two liquors known to get a footy fan rowdy — bourbon and tequila — and we’re covering both of them with the first two drinks. Drop this punch into a Tritan Plastic Stemless Wine Glass from Swish Plastic to class it up just a bit. And if any footy fan complains, tell them to man up and drink the tequila.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup high-end tequila, it doesn’t matter the colour
  • 33 ounces citrus-flavoured club soda
  • 2 limes, cut into quarters
  • 1 small unpeeled orange, cut into 2 centimetre chunks
  • 1/2 small unpeeled grapefruit, cut into 2 centimetre chunks
  • Ice cubes

Directions

  1. Toss the tequila and club soda into a jug.
  2. Add the limes, oranges and grapefruit and let it rest for 10 minutes in a cool spot.
  3. Add ice to the jug, forcing the punch rise to the top.
  4. Serve in chilled glasses with some fruit in each of the Stemless Plastic Wine Glasses.

3. Brazilian Coffee Cocktail With Cachaca

Need to stay super focused on the game? Coffee will do the trick. And this drink has a novelty — Cachaca. Some say it is the oldest liquor on planet earth. It is herbaceous and pungent like tequila but it is made from sugar. Serve careful portions of this caffeine-liquor mix into a Tritan Plastic Medium Tumbler.

Ingredients

  1. Ice
  2. 1/4 cup espresso, chilled
  3. 2 tablespoons of Cachaca (or light rum)
  4. 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  5. Cinnamon stick (optional)

Directions

  1. This one is simple. Carefully measure ingredients and toss into a shaker, minus the cinnamon stick.
  2. Shake it up good and then strain into a Tritan Plastic Medium Tumbler full of ice.
  3. Class it up with a cinnamon stick, if you please.

4. The Best Of Both Worlds, aka the Snake Bite

Are you the kind of footy fan that can’t decide between beer and hard cider? Well, you are in luck. This drink is simple and effective; easy to make and easy to drink, allowing you to focus on the game. Toss these two simple ingredients into a Tritan Plastic Highball Tumbler to savour the flavour of your favourite drinks mixed together.

Ingredients

  • Stout or lager
  • Hard cider
  • Spoon

Directions

  1. Pour your favorite beer, filling the Tritan Plastic Highball Timbler halfway.
  2. Turn a spoon over and hold over top of the glass.
  3. Pour slowly to separate the beer and the cider for layered flavour.

5. Bush Fire

This one is saved for the losers of bets; the supporters of the losing team. Enjoy.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Fill Tritan Plastic Shot Glass with whiskey and add hot sauce then throw it back.
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Oct 26

3 Twists on Classic Summer Cocktails for Your Swish Plastic Glassware

With the summer rolling into Australia, it’s time to spice up your evening cocktails with some new twists on old favourites. Each of these unique recipes can be paired with one of Swish Plastic’s high quality polycarbonate glasses – guaranteed to survive late nights, summer parties, and drinks by the pool.

 

Pimm’s Royale

Pimms RoyaleYou may be familiar with the Kir Royale, a classic champagne cocktail for a refined summer party. This variation replaces French crème de cassis with England’s favorite liquer – Pimm’s No. 1. Serve it in Swish Plastic’s 170 ml Plastic Champagne Glass as the aperitif at your next summer event.

Ingredients:

  • 75ml Champagne
  • 50ml Pimm’s No. 1
  • Strawberries or Raspberries, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Pour champagne over Pimm’s in a Swish champagne glass.
  2. Finish with 2-3 strawberries or raspberries. Enjoy!

 

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Apr 14

Our Stemless Plastic Wine Glasses are Here!

No More Wine Glass Breakages!

Due to popular demand, we are pleased to announce a brand new addition to our range: Stemless Plastic Wine Glasses!

Stemless Wine Glasses

Stemless Wine Glasses are Here!

These 300ml wine glasses are ideal for both red and white wines, cocktails, juices and more. At just $6.95 per glass they are an affordable and safe option for your home, holiday house, bar, club, pub or just about any other venue. Made from polycarbonate, these glasses won’t break or shatter; and they’re dishwasher safe!

Customer Feedback

Nicole’s recent review on our new wine glasses:

I don’t use these just for wine, but for everyday use too. They are nice and heavy and look like real glass – really impressed by the quality!

Buy Our Stemless Wine Glasses Today

How do you purchase these wine glasses? Simply head to SwishPlastic.com.au and view our online range of polycarbonate drinkware. Shipping is free for any orders over $100 within Australia.

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Dec 03

Fresh Pineapple & Strawberry Juice!

Fresh Summer Juice in Swish Plastic Glasses

Summer Mocktails

Summer is upon us and what better way to enjoy the warmer weather than with delicious, home-made juice!
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Aug 14

We’ve Made Fresh Changes to Our Website!

Swish Plastic Logo

In the past few weeks, the Swish Plastic website has undergone significant changes, particularly to the homepage. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 06

B52 Shooter – Bombs Away!

You’re at a club and want to spice up the night a bit. You saunter over to the bar confidently with cash in hand, only to blurt out something about tequila to the barman. As soon as the alcohol hits your lips you remember why you promised yourself you’d never take another tequila shot in your life.B-52 Shooter

We’ve all been there.

 

Move Over Tequila Slammer

There’s a new boss in town. Meet the B52 Shooter. Not only is this delightful cocktail a pleasant change from Mexico’s finest, it’s simple to replicate too. As such, you can easily make your own at home by following this recipe.

 

 

 

 

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Sep 27

Our Top 5 Barbecue Recipes – Just in Time for the Footy Grand Finals!

With the AFL grand final less than 24 hours away, and the NRL counterpart not far behind, we’ve put together a list of our favourite barbecue recipes. Don’t limit these to the most important day of the year, however; these can be enjoyed all summer long!

For the Meat Lovers:

1. Teriyaki Chicken Skewers – Chicken and marinade – what could be easier?

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Aug 10

Peach Bellini – The Edgy Engagement Party Drink

Peach Bellini, With a Twist!

Peach Bellini Recipe

Peach Bellini

Engagement parties are best held outdoors; in a flower embedded garden, by a serene swimming pool or even in lush surrounds of a beautiful park. Avoid potential hazards at this important event and serve your guests edgy Peach Bellinis in stylish polycarbonate champagne glasses. They will be a guaranteed hit!

 

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Aug 06

Swish Plastic – Proud Sponsor of The Constable Care Child Safety Awards

Swish Plastic – Creating a Safer Environment for Children

Swish Plastic is proud to announce it will be sponsoring The Constable Care Child Safety Awards.

The event, which is held on Saturday 10 August, is acknowledging remarkable West Australians who through their endeavors are creating a safer environment for children in WA.

Plastic Stackable Tumbler

Plastic Stackable Tumbler

Swish Plastic has donated 50 polycarbonate stackable tumblers to The Constable Care Child Safety Awards; unbreakable and dishwasher safe glasses that are perfect for the swimming pool, picnic or just around a house with kids.

Crown Perth’s Grand Ballroom will be hosting the event and 500 people are expected to attend.

Click here to read more about the event.

 

 

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