If you're thinking about setting up your own bar at home, you'll have to invest in the right cocktail glasses to really improve the drinking experience.
From the highball and lowball glasses to the glasses coupe and martinis, each type of cocktail glass plays an important role in getting the complexities of flavors, flavours and beverage colors to emerge. We've put together this handy practice to help you figure out what the right kind of cocktail glass to use for every different cocktail!
1. Bickers from Cocktail Highball
The highball glasses are high and narrow and are used to serve "high" cocktails such as Gin and Tonic, Mojito and Long Island Iced Tea. Typically, these glasses are used when a large proportion of the cocktail contains an analcolic mixer and is poured on ice. Professional barmen like to use this type of glass as it allows them to build the beverage directly within the glass itself. It is often mistaken for a cocktail class Collins that looks very similar but is slightly taller and thinner and used primarily for a cocktail Tom Collins or Joan Collins.
2. Glasses from Cocktail Lowball
The lowball cocktail glasses are (we're sure you can guess) simply shorter versions of the highball glasses. These glasses, which are sometimes also known as an old-fashioned glass, are short and wide and used for drinks such as the classic Old Fashioned, Negroni and a Vodka Sour. With their solid bases, lowball glasses are ideal for drinks that have confusing ingredients to help free up flavors and tie them with alcohol. They're also the perfect glass to use if you're planning to drink something clean.
3. Glass from Cocktail "Martini Cup"
A martini cocktail glass is one of the most popular cups that serves a wide variety of cocktails. With long stems to reduce any heat transfer from the hands to the glass and a dome shape to extol the
aroma, these glasses are used primarily for Cosmopolitans, Martinis, Manhattans and Gimlets. As the sides of these glasses are strongly inclined, they prevent the ingredients from separating and also allow the trimmings of the toothpicks to remain in vertical position.
4. Glass from Cocktail Margarita
While it has become normal to serve a Margarita in other glasses like a martini glass, a lowball or even in a pint glass, nothing can be compared to serving it in a traditional margarita glass. There are a few different variants of the margarita glass, but the most common features a well-endowed bowl that is narrow to the shank and wider to the edge. The edge of the glass is also often healed with salt to help the taste of a standard Margarita cocktail or Margarita of Tommy. These types of glasses are rare to find in the average home, but they will definitely add a touch of class to your bar at home. In addition, they can be used to serve food such as a shrimp cocktail.
5. Flute from Champagne
The classic champagne flute is high and straight with a long body and stems just as long. Found in many houses and bars, these glasses have an air of class and refinement around them. This type of glass is ideal for champagne, prosecco and cocktails such as Bellini, a Mimosa and a French 75, as the design retains the carbonatation of the cocktail and allows the bubbles to travel further, making it a very visually captivating beverage.
6. Glass from Cocktail to cup
A cocktail glass coupe has become the favorite by most baristas and cocktail connoisseurs thanks to its simple but elegant design of the saucepan. This design, unlike the martini glass, makes it easy to mix and pour cocktails as it is less likely to flip past the edge. In addition, the long shank means that it is not transferred heat from the hands to the cocktail. Coupé glasses are suitable for most cocktails such as a Daiquiri, a Boulevardier and a Gin Sour.
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