Coctail glasses - how to choose?

Etiquette for beverages refers primarily to wine and drinks stronger. As a general term, cocktail glass refers to a drinking glass which is used almost exclusively for cocktails. Various shapes have been developed for different beverage groups. Alcoholic cocktails have a string of flavours and moods. Therefore, there are so many cocktail glasses. 

What to drink and in which glass?

Which glass to use for which beverage?

Do you know?

Let's have a look!

Longdrinks and stronger drinks

Glasses without a stem are mainly used for cocktails served with ice cubes and are available in numerous shapes and sizes. It starts with liquor glasses for so-called short drinks which are served with only 2 to 4cl. Then over whiskey glasses or whiskey jugs of 200 to 300ml, smaller longdrink glasses of 200 to 300 ml up to large longdrink glasses with a volume of over 300 ml.

Glasses with stems

Glasses with stems do not often contain more than 100 ml of liquid. The volume measured to the rim is regularly not more than 200 ml. These cocktails are usually served "straight up" without ice in a glass and, therefore, also without drinking straw.

According to the ritual, Martini can only be called Martini when it is served in an appropriate glass and with a green olive.

The general rule for drinks says:

the stronger the drink, the lower the glass.

Cordial glasses are small. Stemmed glasses are generally used to serve after-dinner liqueurs. Alternatively, they may be used to serve drinks at a party, reception or other gathering. They are smaller than a typical wine glass, holding approximately one and a half ounces (± 45 ml) and are often (though certainly not always) made from thinner, more delicate glass.

Other drinks

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Comments: 34
  • #1

    Mia (Wednesday, 16 August 2017 01:07)

    What a great post, my friend! So useful! Thank you for sharing. Have a nice week!

  • #2

    Radi (Wednesday, 16 August 2017 02:59)

    Love those martini glasses. In need of a drink �

  • #3

    Anita (Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:52)

    Thnak you very much dear for sharing very useful post
    Have a very nice day

  • #4

    Jana Zimmermann (Wednesday, 16 August 2017 12:58)

    Hallo, so viele Varianten an Gläsern haben wir nicht. Wir nehmen irgendwie immer normale Gläser. Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Tag. Liebe Grüße Jana

  • #5

    Isabella (Wednesday, 16 August 2017 13:13)

    Hallo meine Liebe,

    bei diesem Blogpost bekomme ich richtig Lust auf ein Cocktail. Du hast wieder super Infos, welche ich noch gar nicht wußte, zusammengestellt:)

    Hab einen schönen Tag;)
    Liebe Grüße

  • #6

    FaBa-Familie aus Bamberg (Wednesday, 16 August 2017 15:30)

    Wir finden es immer wahnsinnig faszinierend was es alles für Gläser gibt.
    Auch, wenn man es kaum glauben kann, doch es hat Sinn das es so viele verschiedene gibt.

  • #7

    Mary (Thursday, 17 August 2017 03:22)

    When in college I loved drinking lemon drops because they came in a martini glass but most of the drink ended up on myself. I’m now a fan of copper mugs, large wine glasses, mason jars. Thanks for all the information on cocktail glasses.

  • #8

    Elephant's Child (Thursday, 17 August 2017 08:18)

    Learning all the time.
    Mostly we drink from stemmed glassware...

  • #9

    Rena (Thursday, 17 August 2017 09:34)

    Good news.

  • #10

    RBH (Thursday, 17 August 2017 09:44)

    This is an awesome post, thanks for sharing!

  • #11

    Joanna (Thursday, 17 August 2017 11:34)

    Very useful post. I like it very much.


  • #12

    Blackswan (Thursday, 17 August 2017 12:11)

    I love cocktails & these are great tips, dear! xoxo

  • #13

    Vika (Thursday, 17 August 2017 12:28)

    Выглядит аппетитно)

  • #14

    Marisa Raquel Rocha Fonseca (Thursday, 17 August 2017 12:42)

    Nothing as a good drink on a night out! xx
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  • #15

    Alice (Thursday, 17 August 2017 14:14)

    interesting facts :)

  • #16

    DeniseinVa (Thursday, 17 August 2017 15:18)

    Interesting and useful post, thank you :)

  • #17

    Rena (Thursday, 17 August 2017 16:30)

    Oh, das ist wieder ein schöner und sehr hilfreicher Post! Ich sehe, man kann auch mit Gläsern echt viel falsch machen, danke, dass Du mich hier so wunderbar aufgeklärt hast.
    Liebe Grüße, Rena
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    Paola Lauretano (Thursday, 17 August 2017 17:07)

    Such a cool post, very useful... thanks for sharing!
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  • #19

    Beauty Unearthly (Thursday, 17 August 2017 19:56)

    Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

  • #20

    Kati (Thursday, 17 August 2017 21:13)

    What a great guide, thanks for that!

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  • #21

    Lisa Russo (Thursday, 17 August 2017 22:22)

    This is a topic about which I know very little. Thanks for the information.

  • #22

    Paola Lauretano (Thursday, 17 August 2017 23:06)

    Happy Friday doll!
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  • #23

    Babaluccia (Thursday, 17 August 2017 23:19)

    Awesome my dear! Thank you for comment me

  • #24

    Pilar Bernal Maya (Friday, 18 August 2017 01:11)

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  • #25

    Lindsey (Friday, 18 August 2017 01:46)

    Very interesting! I honestly didn't know there were so many different types of drink glasses! Haha. I have different glasses for the types of beer I like to drink, but that's as far as my knowledge extended. This is all very good to know! Thank you for sharing!

  • #26

    Dresscape (Friday, 18 August 2017 13:35)

    Thanks for sharing this instructive post! I had no idea about all that! :)


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  • #27

    yesimlehertelden (Friday, 18 August 2017 15:34)

    Very useful information ;)

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  • #29

    Rena (Friday, 18 August 2017 18:24)

    I love cocktails :-)

  • #30

    TiaMel (Friday, 18 August 2017 21:29)

    Sehr interessanter Beitrag, das mit dem Martini wusste ich zB noch gar nicht.

    Lieber Gruß und ein schönes Wochenende ♥

  • #31

    czerwonafilizanka (Sunday, 20 August 2017 14:56)

    I like coctails

  • #32

    Alice (Sunday, 20 August 2017 15:55)

    Great and very useful post, I like sweet coctails ;-)

  • #33

    Caro* (Sunday, 20 August 2017 16:53)

    Great post !

  • #34

    D. Wallace Peach (Friday, 25 August 2017 15:16)

    We drink everything out of mason jars. :-) It makes for some big margaritas!