You got the liquor.
You got the mixers.
You also got the bar tools.
But you didn’t get the right cocktail glass for it!
And, that my friend, “has made all the difference.”
I mean, if one day James Bond visits you, you’ll not offer him a martini in a red plastic cup, will you?
To save yourself a lifetime of embarrassment, you need to get some basic yet essential cocktail glasses. It will not only add that zing to your drink but also up the experience of enjoying a cocktail.
If nothing else, you’ll get something to boast about and take your home bar game a notch higher!
1. Highball Glass
Having a cocktail with a lot of ice? Well, time to get a Highball glass. The height of the glass will keep the drink cold and also control the carbonation of fizzy drinks.
Drinks To Have- Tom Collins, Johnnie Ginger, Whisky Soda Highball
2. Rock Glass
A rock glass is stout and has a heavy bottom to make muddling easy for you. It is designed in such a way that the cocktail gets warm just by the heat of your hand. It comes with a wide opening which lets the aroma of the cocktail to float around.
Drinks To Have- Whisky Sour, Old Fashioned, Negroni
3. Coupe Glass
If you are having a cocktail without any ice or it’s a strongly stirred one then you should use a coupe cocktail glass. You hold it by the stem thereby cutting down the chance of your body temperature heating the bowl of the glass. This way the drink stays cold for longer.
Drinks To Have- Bee’s Knees, Manhattan, Sidecar
4. Champagne Flute
Don’t want your cocktail to go too flat too quickly? Get a champagne flute. This thin stemmed glass with a tapered rim keeps the bubbles in check.
Drinks To Have- Mimosa, Bellini, French 75
5. Cocktail Glass
This glass is for all those who like their drink ‘straight-up’ without any ice. And, just like any other stem glass, your hands should never touch the inverted cone bowl. That’s how your drink stays cold even though there is no ice in it.
Drinks To Have- Cosmopolitan, Daiquiris, Martinis
How many of these do you have in your collection already? Tell us in the comment section below.
And, if you want to know more about which glass goes with what cocktail, then tap here.