A well-equipped bar has many types of cocktail glasses – each type for a particular kind of drink. This is a guide to the glasses that are available for cocktails.
The tall, straight highball glass typically holds between 12 and 14 ounces of liquid. The base and rim of the glass are the same size. Highball glasses are often used to serve Bloody Marys and mixed drinks Drinks served in highball glasses are commonly served with ice.
Also referred to as the classic cocktail glass, the martini glass has a slim stem and a wide, cone-shaped bowl. The cone shape of the bowl helps to keep ingredients from separating. Martini glasses are used to serve martinis, Manhattans, gimlets and various mixed drinks.
The smallest cocktail glass is the shot glass, or shooter. The ingredients of the shot glass are intended to be consumed in one swallow. Straight whiskey, vodka and other liquors are served in the shot glass.
This thin, elegant stemmed glass is used for various wines. Red wine glasses have wider bowls to increase oxidation, while white wine glasses are slightly narrower. Wine glasses are meant to be held by the stem so as not to change the temperature of the wine
Made to serve sparkling wine, the flute is an elegant