Also known as a Martini glass the cocktail glass has a triangle-bowl design with a long stem, when viewed face on it has a Y-shape. The shape of the glass helps keep the ingredients from separating whilst the stem keeps the drink cool. This glass is ideal for serving straight up cocktails without ice and generally has a capacity of 150ml.
Old Fashioned Glass
Also known as a rocks glass the old fashioned glass is short and round with the diameter of the rim and base generally being the same. This glass is ideal for liquor served on the rocks or with a splash and has a capacity of between 175ml and 250ml.
The highball glass is a tall straight glass with the diameter of the rim and base being the same. This glass is ideal for drinks on the rocks or mixer combined liquor drinks. It has an approximate capacity of 350ml.
This tulip shaped, tall, slender delicate glass is ideal for champagne, champagne cocktails or sparkling wine. The flute helps preserve the carbonation of the champagne whilst the stem keeps the drink chilled.
A shot glass is small and made of thick glass especially around the base; it is suitable for liquors and shot mixed drinks. There are two types of shot glasses you will probably come across, the regular shot glass which is approximately 2 inches tall and is usually used as a measuring tool, and the taller shot glass which is approximately 6 inches is normally used for serving.
The hurricane glass is tall and elegantly cut, it is named after its hurricane-lamp-like shape. The hurricane glass is ideal for serving drinks such as punches, tropical drinks and frozen drinks.
The Collins glass, clear or frosted is similar to the highball glass class but is slightly taller. The glass was named after the drink Tom Collins and was originally used to serve Collins gin drinks but nowadays it is used for alcoholic juice drinks, and tropical and exotic cocktails.
The coupette compared to the cocktail glass is larger and more rounded. Its broader rim is ideal for salting. This glass is ideal for Margaritas, Daiquiris, etc.