You will need the right cocktail glasses if you are thinking of opening your own bar.
Each type of cocktail glass has a role to play in bringing out the flavors, aromas, and colors of the drink. This handy guide will help you choose the right cocktail glass for your drink.
1. Highball Cocktail Glass
Highball glasses are tall and narrow and can be used to serve tall cocktails like a Gin and Tonic, Mojito, or Long Island Iced Tea. These glasses are typically used when the cocktail has a high proportion of non-alcoholic mixers. They can also be used to pour over ice.
This glass is preferred by professional bartenders because it allows them to create the drink inside the glass. This glass is often mistaken for the Collins cocktail class, which is slightly shorter and thinner than this one. It is primarily used to make a Joan Collins or Tom Collins cocktail.
2. Lowball Cocktail Glass
We’re certain you can figure out that lowball cocktail glasses are shorter versions of highball glasses. These glasses are also called old-fashioned glasses. They are shorter and wider and can be used for classic drinks like the Old Fashioned, Negroni, and a Vodka Sour. The lowball glasses can be used for drinks with muddled ingredients because of their solid bases. If you plan to drink something straight, they are the ideal glass.
3. Martini Cocktail Glass
The martini cocktail glasses are one of the most loved and versatile glasses that can be used to serve many types of cocktails. The glass has long stems that reduce heat transfer from the hands to the glass, and a domed design to enhance its appearance.
These glasses are best for aroma and cocktails such as Cosmopolitans, Martinis, or Manhattans. These glasses have steep sides that prevent ingredients from separating. They also allow garnishes such as toothpicks to remain upright because of their slope.
4. Margarita Cocktail Glass
It’s common to serve Margaritas in different glasses, such as a martini, lowball, or pint glasses, but nothing compares to a traditional margarita. There are many variations on the margarita, but the most popular one has a welled bowl that is narrower at the stem than at the rim.
The rim of the glass is also often garnished with salt to aid the flavor of a standard Margarita or Tommy’s Margarita cocktail. These glasses are not common, but they will add class to any bar. They can also be used to make shrimp cocktails.
5. Champagne Flutes
The champagne flute is classic. It is straight and tall with a long stem and body. These glasses are common in bars and homes. They have a sophisticated and elegant look. This glass is great for champagne, prosecco, and cocktails like the Bellini, Mimosa, and French 75. The design allows bubbles to travel further and maintains carbonation, making it visually appealing.
6. Coupe Cocktail Glass
Because of its elegant, but simple saucer design, the coupe cocktail glass is a favorite among bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts. This design is more convenient than the martini glasses and makes mixing cocktails easier as it’s less likely that it will spill over the edge. The long stem also means that heat is not transferred from the hands to cocktails. For most cocktails, such as a Daiquiri or Boulevardier, coupe glasses work well.
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