Beginners guide to cocktail glasses
Whilst it’s easy to use your trusty old mug to hold your homemade cocktail, using the correct glasses adds a little something special. Taking into account the fact that at-home cocktail making shouldn’t break the bank, our top choices of glassware for cocktail serves are easy to get your hands on and super in-expensive.
The Highball: The Highball is a tall, straight-sided glass which allows for plenty of ice, spirit and mixer. Simple, practical and designed for long, cooling drinks. A Highball glass should be used when you’re sipping a cold and refreshing drink over ice, sometimes with a straw. You could choose many cocktails for a Highball, but we recommend Woo Woo or a Gin Fizz.
Flute: A well-known classic, designed to show off the bubbles in fizzy cocktails. Traditionally used to serve champagne, the Flute’s long stem allows you, as drinker, to hold the glass without it affecting the temperature of the drink. This thin, tall, timeless glass is the epitome of party.
Tumbler: A short, wide glass with a thick base, ideal for muddling cocktail ingredients. A cultured, sturdy vessel in the modern day, the Tumbler gained its name originally due to its pointed base which could not be set down without spilling. After being modified over the years, the Tumbler allows the drink to speak for itself.
The Martini: Oozing style and sophistication, the Martini glass is perfect for your elegant cocktail party. The glass has a thin stem and cone top, shaped this way to bring out the bouquet of the gin, subsequently making for a more enjoyable taste sensation. Alongside that, the Martini glass is a fantastic shape to showcase garnishes like olives or onions.