Cocktails – A “Glass” Act
From the preparation of simple cocktails such as a Gin & Tonic to an elaborate cocktails such as the Volcano cocktail, there exists a cocktail glass for every concoction. The basic rule for a cocktail glass is that it should be transparent and colourless, so that the magical mix of colours from the cocktails can be displayed in all their glory. If required, you can use glasses with a coloured foot or markings for exotic and refreshing long drinks.From the coupe glass to the martini glass there is a huge variety of glassware which you can use to bring out the very best in your cocktails.
Below we take you through some of the glasses most widely used in cocktail making:
Coupe Glass is a small round bowel on a long stem and was a necessity to serve champagne throughout most of the 60s and the 70s. Today it is used to serve cocktails such as the SideCar and the popular Cosmopolitan.
Coupette Glass is a similar to the coupe glass only is a slightly larger and rounded approach to a cocktail glass. It also has a broad-rim for holding salt, which is ideal for a Margarita. It is also used to serve the Mexican Martini.
Hurricane Glass is a cocktail glass typically used for frozen and blended cocktails, such as the Don Pedro and the Blue Hawaiian. The distinct pear-shaped curve of this glass is similar to the vintage hurricane lamps.
Shots Glass is a small glass designed to hold or measure spirits or liquor, which is normally drunk straight from the glass. Shot glasses are used to serve shooters such as the Silver Bullet and PornStar.