Tips on Using Different Types of Cocktail Glasses

Tips on Using Different Types of Cocktail Glasses

One of the hallmark traits of a top-notch bartender is that they know which type of glass to use for the drink that they are making. If you're working in a neighborhood dive bar, this might not matter too much. But if you're seeking the big bucks at a swanky cocktail bar, then this skill becomes of great importance. Here's a look at some useful tips on how to use different types of cocktail glasses.

Lowball Glass

This holds approximately 300 milliliters and is often the glass of choice for those who love a single malt Scotch. It is short and wide, which are dimensions that work well for taking in the complex aromas.

Highball Glass

This is taller and also without a stem. It might not be the most elegant looking glass, but is great for serving doubles in a tight crowd. You'll also commonly see Bloody Marys being served to the brunch crowd in this glass.

Martini Glass

This can be used for far more than martinis. Any cocktail that is meant to look sleek can be poured into one of these.

Margarita Glass

I bet you can guess what this is used for! But it's also used for other other drinks, sometimes including daiquiris.


This one has a bulbous shape that is meant to unleash the aromas of fine brandys and Cognacs.

Port and Sherry Glasses

These look a lot like standard wine glasses, but it's important to note that they are a bit smaller and intended specifically for fortified wines.

If you're interested in learning more about becoming a bartender, be sure to get in touch with a reputable bartending school. For bartending classes in South King and Pierce Counties, the experts to contact are at The Bartending Academy of Tacoma at 253-655-0819. Go ahead and give The Bartending Academy of Tacoma a call today!

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Written By Brian Corey

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