A line of cocktail and martini glasses on a bar
  • 3 Steps

How to choose the right cocktail glass.

When it comes to cocktails, the glass matters more than you think. The right glass maximizes a cocktail’s taste, smell and appearance. There are three main rules to keep in mind when choosing a glass.

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  • Step1

    A stemmed glass is for shaken or stirred cocktails, served without ice.

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  • Step2

    An old-fashioned glass is for cocktails built directly in the glass, sometimes served with ice.

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  • Step3

    A highball glass is for cold, refreshing cocktails, usually served with lots of ice.

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