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Cocktails – Why You Need To Use The Right Glass.

Cocktails – Why you need to use the right glass.

The Very Best Glasses to use for cocktails with our range of glassware.

Hosting a cocktail or drinks party?

Or have you a cocktail making book you are itching to use? But confused by all the different styles, shapes and sizes of glass?

Don’t worry, there is a reason why different drinks taste better in specific glassware and we are here to help you.

What Cocktail Suits Which Glass?

Glasses have evolved to bring out the very best of the alcohol they are holding.

Large bowl shapes are great for holding drinks that need a bit or warmth, smaller tops to concentrate the bubbles or along glass to hold plenty of ice and mixers.

HiBall Glass

A Hiball glass is a long tall and slim glass typically used to hold cocktails that have lots of mixer and/or ice. Think of the classic Pimms with summer fruits or a Mojito with mint and crushed ice.

How to make an Easy Mojito

Mash some mint leaves into the bottom of the glass with 2 teaspoons of caster sugar and some wedges of lime, give them a little stir and a mash, then add plenty of crushed ice. Add white rum and a splash of soda, garnish with mint.

Champagne Flute

Champagne flutes were designed with tiny mouths to help funnel the bubbles into a small surface area to enhance the experience. It also helps stop the fizz going flat too quickly.

How to make a Poinsettia champagne cocktail.

Put some Cointreau and cranberry juice in a chilled champagne flute, stir and top with champagne.

Martini Glass

The original cocktail glass. Two versions as to why and how they were designed. The first is so the olive or cherry could be clearly seen and so the bouquet of the alcohol could materialise.  The second is that it was so during Prohibition people could drink up quicker in case of a raid.

Normally used for gin or vodka based cocktails but the most iconic is the ‘James Bond martini’

How to make a ‘James Bond 007 martini’

Pour 1 part gin, 1 part vodka and ½ part of white wine into a cocktail shaker and shake, shake (or stirred) and shake again.

Pour into a chilled martini glass and add an olive.

And, don’t forget all of these glasses can be hired from Adams Catering Hire.

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