Whether you're throwing a party for friends or opening your own cocktail bar, choosing the right cocktail glass is not only about the presentation, but the taste also. Wide rim glasses are perfect for sipping strong cocktails and can be accessorized with cocktail decorations and fruit slices, while taller glasses are ideal for layered cocktails and also leave plenty of extra room for ice. Therefore, each type of cocktail requires a special glass to maximize its experience.?

How to choose cocktail glasses?

The first thing we need to know is cocktail glass types.

  • Martini Glasses A classic cocktail glass made even more popular by James Bond’s famous quote 'shaken not stirred', the Martini glass is also commonly called a 'cocktail glass'. This type of stemmed glass usually holds between 5 and 10oz. As well as a serving up a variety of Martini cocktails (classic, dry, dirty), the fluted design makes it ideal for strong, small cocktails such as a Cosmopolitan, Manhattan or Sidecar.  A classic Martini cocktail contains 3 measures of gin and measure of vermouth, which can be stirred in mixing glass with ice before being strained into a Martini glass and served with an olive or lemon twist.
  • Margarita Glasses Specially designed for that tequila-based cocktail, the Margarita glass is slightly larger than a Martini glass, usually holding between 10 and 15oz. A Margarita glass is recognizable by its tall stem and narrow to wide rim bowl, which is often coated with lime and salt and also makes it ideal for placing cocktail decorations and garnishes. You can also use a Margarita glass for a variety of frozen cocktails, such as a Daiquiri, or even as a chilled dessert glass.  A Margarita cocktail contains 2 measures of silver tequila, 1 measure of lime juice and 1 measure of Cointreau, which are shaken with ice, before pouring into a readily prepared lime and salt coated rimmed Margarita glass filled with crushed ice.
  • Pina Colada Glasses This goblet shaped glass is perfectly suited to serving up a Pina Colada cocktail as its large enough to accommodate plenty of coconut cream and pineapple juice. The Pina Colada glass has a longer stem than a hurricane glass, which is ideal as it keeps your hands from warming the drink.  A Pina Colada cocktail contains 2 measures white rum, 2 measures pineapple juice and 2 measures coconut cream which is shaken with ice and strained into the Pina Colada glass and garnished with a pineapple spear and cherry.
  • Hurricane Glasses Named after the New Orleans cocktail by Pat O’Brien, the Hurricane glass features a short stem and tall, curved bowl to resemble a hurricane lamp. This glass usually holds between 16 and 20oz and is ideal for serving frozen and tropical drinks.  A Hurricane cocktail contains 2 measures of dark rum, 1 measure of white rum, 1 measure of passion fruit juice, 2 measures of orange juice, 1 measure of lime juice, 1 measure of pineapple juice and a dash of Angostura bitters, which are shaken together with ice, then served with a garnish of lime and pineapple wedges.
  • Tom Collins Glasses Tall and narrow, a Tom Collins glass can be easily interchanged with a highball glass and usually has a capacity of 10 to 14 oz. With plenty of room for ice, a Collins glass is ideal for a variety of long cocktails including a Mojito, Long Island Iced Tea, Sea Breeze and of course a Collins cocktail.  A Tom Collins cocktail contains 2 measures of gin, 1 measure of lemon juice and measure of simple syrup, which is poured into an ice-filled glass, topped with 4 measures of chilled club soda, then mixed and garnished with a lemon slice and cherry.
  • Cocktail Punch Bowls Cocktail punch bowls come in all shapes and sizes, making them ideal for parties, whether you want to serve up something unique or create a cocktail punch for sharing. From traditional punchbowls with ladles to novelty fish bowls and oversized stemware they make the ideal party centerpiece.
  • Shot Glasses Not just limited to tequila slammers, shot glasses provide the perfect basis for a unique cocktail or layered cocktail. Traditionally holding between 1 to 3oz, shot glasses now come in a variety of unique designs including tall shot glasses for layered shots, jagerbomb shot glasses for a shot and chaser and twisted shot glasses for a mixed shot.
  • Champagne Glasses Champagne glasses come in two distinctive styles; tulip shaped champagne flutes and wide bowl champagne saucers. Both are ideal for serving champagne cocktails, such as a Kir Royale or a Jacuzzi.
  • Irish Coffee Glasses Perfect for a winter warmer, adding a dash of whiskey to your coffee will transform it into an Irish coffee, or a combination of brandy, bitters, honey, and lemon will make you a hot toddy. Irish coffee glasses and hot toddy glasses come in a variety of shape and sizes, usually defined by a handle, double walled or toughened design.
  • Boston Glass Although not used for serving cocktails, the Boston glass plays a very important role in the world of cocktails. A bar essential, a typical Boston cocktail glass is a 16oz conical shape tumbler and can be used simply for mixing but is most commonly combined with a 28oz Boston tin to form a Boston cocktail shaker.

Where to buy cocktail glasses?

You can search on the Internet and find the nearest store around you or shop online.

Why choose WebKitchenStore to buy cocktail glasses?

As a professional manufacturer of commercial kitchen equipment, WebKitchenStore keeps improving the quality of products and services in accordance with the concept to safeguard the security and healthiness of catering service to better satisfy the customer’s needs and demands. Whichever cocktail you're in the mood for we have a cocktail glass to cater for every cocktail recipe. Choose from our wide range of cheap cocktail glasses, including martini glasses, margarita glasses, pina colada glasses, daiquiri glasses, hurricane glasses, and highball cocktail glasses.

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