Cocktail glasses – a must-have for all cocktail lovers
What are cocktail glasses and what are they used for?
Cocktail glasses are a particular style of drinking glass made for serving cocktails. Cocktail glasses come in a variety of types, each with a unique form and function. The most popular kinds of cocktail glasses are listed below:
- Coupe Glass: A coupe glass resembles a martini glass but has a larger, shallower bowl. It is often used to serve shaken or stirred drinks, such as the traditional Champagne Cocktail or the Sidecar.
- Highball Glass: Highball glass, also referred to as long dink glasses, has straight edges and is tall and thin. It is often used to serve drinks like a Gin and Tonic or a Rum and Coke.
- Lowball Glass: A lowball glass is often referred to as a rocks glass or an Old Fashioned glass. It features an upright base and a short, broad bowl.
It is often used to serve cocktails like an Old Fashioned or a Negroni that are served on the rocks.
Each type of cocktail glass is designed to showcase the flavours and aromas of a particular type of cocktail, and using the right type of glass can enhance your drinking experience. When preparing cocktails make sure you have all the bartender tools you may need!
Which drinks can you serve in cocktail glasses?
Countless drinks can be served in a cocktail glass; here are just a few examples. The size and form of the glass might change depending on the drink being served.
- Martini: A classic drink made with gin or vodka, vermouth, and an olive or lemon twist for decoration.
- Manhattan: A whiskey-based cocktail with sweet vermouth, bitters, and often a cherry on top.
- Cosmopolitan: A well-known vodka-based drink containing cranberry juice, triple sec, and lime juice that is often topped with an orange or lime twist.
- Margarita: A tequila-based drink made with lime juice and triple sec that is commonly garnished with a slice of lime and served with a salt rim.
- Daiquiri: A rum-based drink with lime juice and simple syrup that is usually served blended or shaken with ice and garnished with a lime wheel.
- Sidecar: A brandy-based cocktail mixed with triple sec, and lemon juice, and is often topped with a sugared rim or a lemon twist.