From tumblers to champagne flutes, glassware is used to serve water, cocktails, beer, liquor, wine, coffee, tea and other beverages. With a wide variety of sizes and shapes, each one has a purpose.
Alcoholic drinks are often served in specific types of glassware. Common barware include the following:
- Shot glass
- Beer mug
- Rocks glass (for liquor on the rocks)
- Beer goblet
- Snifter (for bourbon, brandy and whiskey, neat)
- Champagne flute
- Pilsner glass (for beer)
- Pint glass (for beer)
- Martini glass
A highball glass is a tall, slender crystal glass commonly used for iced or mixed drinks.
- Darice highball glass: A blue glass used to serve a variety of mixed drinks, like the screwdriver, piña colada and Long Island iced tea.
- Devonna highball glass: A mouth-blown, hand-cut, cobalt blue crystal glass. It weighs twice as much as a typical glass and is popular for its durability and strength.
- Earwine highball glass: Available in azzurro light blue, amethyst purple, dark ruby red, cobalt blue and emerald green hand-cut glasses.
- Hathora highball glass: A black crystal glass typically used to serve cocktails.
- Luperca highball glass: A cobalt and opal blue crystal glass that's formed by binding together three layers of crystal.
- Marsala Collins glass excelsior: Available in six colors and used to serve alcoholic drinks.
Stemware is a type of glassware that sits on a base and is typically used for formal family gatherings and holidays; the most well-known is the wine glass. Other types include the following:
- Claret glass
- Bordeaux glass
- Cocktail glass
- Cordial glass
- Sherbet glass
- Goblet (often used for water)
Red wine is typically served in stemware that has a wide, open bowl, and white wine is served in stemware with a narrower bowl.
Natasha Gilani has been a writer since 2004, with work appearing in various online publications. She is also a member of the Canadian Writers Association. Gilani holds a Master of Business Administration in finance and an honors Bachelor of Science in information technology from the University of Peshawar, Pakistan.