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September 16, 2011 at 9:01am

Types of Glasses

According to Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide,

The best glasses should be thin-lipped, transparent, and sound off in high registers when “pinged.” Clean, sparkling glasses show off good drinks to great advantage. The proper glass enhances a drink.

I thought it might be helpful to have a visual reference of the different types of glasses one might put cocktails, beer, wine, and other drinks into. I didn’t know the names of a lot of these glasses when I first started mixing drinks, since it wasn’t something I encountered much.¬†Nowadays, I have a pretty complete assortment of the glasses I most frequently use in my day-to-day life.

This list is an edited down version of the Mr. Boston list, selecting for the most frequently used glass types (at least, the ones I find myself frequently using both at home and at a bar or restaurant). There are many more types and variations than this, so please don’t take this as a definitive list!

Look at the glass next time you get a drink. Look at the glasses in the bar. Watch for how they’re used. The right glass really can help your drink stand out.¬†

If you don’t have a lot of money to spend on glassware, I recommend going to garage sales and thrift shops and finding glasses you like. Over time and with care you can grow a complete set that will complement your own drinking style.


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