What would a party be without drinks? Whether you love throwing a party in your house, or you are planning to open your own bar, learning about the right glassware to use for specific drinks is important, as this will impress your guests. Here are some of the most common types of glassware to use for specific drinks.
Glassware for Cocktail Drinks
The most popular glassware for cocktail drinks is the cocktail glass. It’s commonly used for cocktails that do not come with ice. Most of these glasses are 3-6 ounces, although there are bigger ones. The large opening of this glass makes it perfect for this kind of drink, as you can easily smell the cocktail’s aroma. Some typical cocktails that use such a glass are the Cosmopolitan and Martini.
Another cocktail glass option is the lowball glass. It’s a short glass that has a thick base. This is often used for cocktails with ice like a White Russian and Negroni. A highball glass is taller than the lowball glass. It is also used to serve cocktails with ice, especially those that contain more non-alcoholic ingredients. This includes, for example, a Mojito or Bloody Mary.
Glassware for Wine
Red wine needs aerating and stirring, which is why a glass for red wine with a rounder and bigger bowl is perfect. One that has a long stem is also ideal, so the drink doesn’t easily warm via the heat from the hand. A flute glass should be used for sparkling wine because it’s thin and tall, making it easier to maintain the bubbles in the drink for a longer time. A white wine glass is not as round as a red wine glass, but not as thin as a flute glass. It also has a smaller opening or mouth than the red wine glass to prevent the wine from quickly oxidizing, thus keeping it light. Wine glassware is available both at local stores and online. Crystal Décor is one of the online stores that sell glassware for various drinks, offering various sizes and designs of glasses.
Glassware for Specialty Drinks
Margaritas can be served in various glasses. However, if you want the classic or traditional way, a margarita glass is the way to go. It has a small base that opens wider at the mouth. A Martini glass is almost like the typical cocktail glass. Its shape is more of a cone and it has a wider mouth. If serving hot cocktails like a Hot Toddy, use an Irish coffee glass. This is made specifically for hot drinks, as it is resistant to heat. It also comes with a handle to easily hold it.
The right glassware will add to the overall experience of your guests, so it would be a good decision to invest in a variety of glasses for different drinks.