YYour “corner bar” should be permanently equipped by a set of several types of cocktail glasses with different shapes and sizes, according to what kind of cocktail you will serve to your guests.
Apart from a few rare exceptions, cocktails are always served cold. So if you need to prepare cocktails at the last-minute, fill the glasses with ice.
If you’ve got time, the best thing to do would be to place glasses in the refrigerator for one hour. Each cocktail or drink needs a particular glass. Glasses must be clear so they don’t hide an essential part of a cocktail: The color.
How to choose your glasses
A set of classic glasses including water-glasses, red wine glasses, white wine glasses, and champagne flutes, allows you to prepare some cocktails to start off.
To serve long drinks, it is common to use high glasses, which are generally named Whisky Glasses, or tumblers. They exist in several sizes and the force of the cocktail served, as well as its nature, should guide the choice.
All types of goblet glasses: Tulip glasses, cups, sherry glasses, bordeaux glasses, and Bourgogne glasses are well suited for cocktails, the main rule being: Always serve the stronger cocktails in the lesser volume glasses, and the most refined drinks in the thinner and more elegant glasses.
Mugs, cups, and digestive glasses complete the range of the bartender. It is important that identical glasses are used when serving the same cocktail to several people.
The differents types of coktail glasses
Also known as Martini-glass, it’s a triangular shaped glass.
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