Serving Serving drinks? drinks? Find the right glass
Don’t know your highball from your hurricane? We’ve got you covered with this guide to drinking glasses
MARTINI OR COCKTAIL
You must have seen James Bond lounging by the bar with a glass like this in hand – the spy’s favourite drink is served in this longstemmed beauty. These days several other cocktails are served in it too – à la the Sex and the City girls with their pink cosmopolitans.
The long stem prevents your hands from warming your drink.
Know your red from your white. A red wine glass has a wider brim and larger bowl, which enhances aroma and flavour. A white wine glass is more U-shaped, helping your drink stay cooler for longer as well as allowing the aroma to be released.
Short and with a thick base, the tumbler is traditionally used to serve whisky. The wide brim makes it easy to add ice cubes and whisky stones or to mix ingredients if you’re making a cocktail on the rocks.
Champagne glasses come in various shapes and sizes.
Tulip Shaped like the flower it’s named after, this glass is wider on top and narrower towards the stem.
Flute This shape prevents the drink from going flat too quickly. Saucer or coupe This old-school glass aerates the champagne or sparkling wine, reducing the bubbles. .
If you love piña colada, get a set of hurricane glasses. The name comes from the hurricane cocktail, which is made from rum, fruit juice and syrup. The glass is taller than a highball glass and shaped like a vase. The bigger size makes it perfect for holding large frozen drinks.
Anything goes with the highball. These versatile glasses can be used to serve a variety of drinks – from fizzy sodas to gins and tonic and mojitos. They’re taller and skinnier than a tumbler, which keeps your drink from going flat too fast.
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