Any drink is best relished when served in an appropriate glass. Only the right glass holds the potential to maximize the taste, aroma and appearance of the drink. Whether it's a plain spirit or a refined cocktail, nothing adds more elegance and sophistication to the drink than a dedicated glass.
You may have a minibar at home for hosting apartment parties, or may run a nightclub that serves hundreds of drinks. But your drinks will never look appealing without the company of the right glassware. Serving a blended drink like a cocktail in a proper glass is a key to bartender’s success. Having the appropriate glasses at hand will not only make a lasting impression on the guests, but will also add charm and grace to the drinks you serve.
There are about 30 cocktail glasses available in the market, which are used to serve different types of drinks. But, you only need to pick up these six essentials, which can be used to serve almost any type of concoction.
Every bar or home party is incomplete without Beer, and nothing holds it better than a Pint Glass. Not only is this long piece of glassware used to hold beer, but also it can be used to serve different types of home brews and mixes. This glass will hold up to 16 ounces of spirit.
Wine lovers are quite serious about their wine and extra-particular about the glass in which it is served. To keep the wine chilled for a longer time and to smell its aroma every time you take a sip, different types of wine glasses are available. This stemmed glass is best used to serve sangrias and spritzers.
This classic glass is used to serve small quantities of spirits (between 6 to 10 ounces). It is also known as Rocks or Old Fashioned Glass. Lowball is traditionally used to serve neat Signature Whisky or Bourbon on the rocks.
Collins glass or Highball is a tall glass especially made to serve Collins drinks. They can be used to sip juice or long cocktails. This glass holds almost 14 ounces of spirit and is best used to serve sippers like Bloody Mary or Long Island Iced Tea.
Short and simple, the shot glass has been used to serve many kinds of liquors and straight-up cocktails. Small and sturdy, this glass is best used to serve Vodka, Tequila, Bourbon, and many other types of liquors meant to drink neat.
This wide stemmed glass shot to popularity with the classic American cocktails like Martini, Manhattan and Metropolitan. These cocktails are served cold and contain some aromatic elements. This stemmed glass keeps them cold and helps in sniffing the aroma.
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