Cocktail Clinic: Glassware Arsenal
A taller and narrower glass than a highball. Commonly used for drinks served on ice and topped with a large amount of soda.
A tulip-shaped glass for small, powerful drinks and dessert wines as well as liqueurs served neat.
A shallow, wide-mouthed glass primarily used for small (a.k.a. short), potent cocktails.
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A short, narrow glass for soda-topped drinks without ice. Also called a Delmonico or juice glass.
A tall, slender glass whose shape helps keep Champagne and sparkling-wine cocktails effervescent.
A tall, narrow glass that helps preserve the fizz in drinks served with ice and soda.
A long-stemmed glass with a cone-shaped bowl for cocktails that are served straight up (drinks that are chilled with ice before they’re strained).
A durable ceramic or glass cup with a handle. Perfect for coffee spiked with whiskey or other spirits as well as for assorted hot drinks.
A thin, flared glass useful for beer. It’s also useful for oversize cocktails or drinks with multiple garnishes.
A tall, flared glass with a wide mouth. For stirring or shaking drinks and serving oversize drinks.
A wide-mouthed bowl for serving a large batch of drinks for a crowd, usually with a ladle.
A balloon-shaped glass for fruity cocktails as well as punches. Stemless versions are fine stand-ins for snifters.
A short, wide-mouthed glass for spirits served neat and cocktails poured over ice. Single rocks glasses hold around 6 ounces; double rocks hold closer to 12.
A wide-bowled glass for warm drinks, cocktail on ice and spirits served neat.
A tall, slightly rounded, stemmed glass for wine-based cocktails. White wine glasses are a fine substitute for highball glasses and are also good for frozen drinks.