The Return of Classic Cocktails
The Right Glassware
Most glasses used for cocktails have distinctive shapes for a reason. For example, some footed or heavy glasses, such as old-fashioned and sour glasses, are designed so heat from a drinker's hand doesn't warm the icy cocktail.
Although their shapes and preferred uses are special, barware can be found in most housewares stores. In fact, it's even showing up on the greet harbinger of retail trends: the bridal registry.
Old-fashioned glass (8 to 10 ounces): old-fashioned, bloody mary Cocktail/martini glass (4 to 6 ounces): martini, grasshopper, Manhattan Highball glass (8 to 10 ounces): Cape Codder, rum punch, Singapore sling, sloe gin fizz Collins glass (10 to 12 ounces): fuzzy navel, screwdriver, sea breeze Shot glass (1-1/2 to 2 ounces): tequila slammer Pilsner glass (12 to 14 ounces): beer Champagne flute (6 to 8 ounces): champagne, champagne cocktail Irish coffee (8 to 10 ounces): Irish coffee, hot chocolate drinks Large wine goblet (10 to 14 ounces): wine (shapes of the goblets may vary slightly for red and white wines) Sour glass (6 ounces): whiskey sour Margarita glass (6 to 8 ounces): margarita, daiquiri Vodka/schnapps glass (1 to 4 ounces): chilled vodka, Goldschlager Cordial/liqueur glass (1 to 4 ounces): Kahlua, amaretto