Names of cocktail glasses
Cocktail is one of the most favorite club drinks. There are dozens of recipes for its preparation. And each type of this exquisite drink has its own glass. After all, it is believed that a properly selected wine glass can improve the taste of a cocktail. That is why professional bartenders serve this drink strictly in the right glasses.
Types of glasses form a line of subgroups. They differ in shape, height, width. The most important thing is that each of them "loves" his drink:
- Wine glasses. They poured drinks that you need to drink slowly, slowly, enjoying.
- Glasses Served to the table drinks with ice cubes.
- Shots They pour drinks that you need to drink in one gulp. This group of drinking dishes can be attributed, and the usual glass for cocktails - the classics. Otherwise it is called - "cocktail".
- Special containers for pouring hot cocktails. Often they have cream, milk or coffee.
- Drinkware (for certain types of drinks). The names of the cocktail glasses received according to the recipes of the beverage. Capacity "Margarita" is called so by the same cocktail. These are the most beautiful glasses for cocktails.
The world rating on popularity and demand is held by selected cocktail devices.
Glass - “martinka”
The special form of this container performs the main task - it does not allow the beverage to heat up. Therefore, it is boldly poured on the type of cocktails - chilled. Its capacity is 150 ml. And its wide edges make it possible to decorate them with slices of fruit.
Armagnac - warming
This glass to the bottom is slightly wider than to the top. It is usually used for beverages whose temperature should be close to room temperature. If you “hug” him a little with your palms, then the taste of this cocktail will become even more subtle. Replace these types of glasses can only brandy.
Wine appliances: two kinds
Among the varieties of cocktails are those that contain wine. To the red, a special rounded or “pot-bellied” form of a wine glass was invented. But in white it is straighter, already. Combines these wine glasses one important part - the leg. Consuming a cocktail, you need to hold on to it. It will not let him warm up.
Collins - Popular Wine Glasses
This species has a high prevalence. The history of the creation of a collins leaves in 1925, when in Paris for the first time offered its form. It resembles the usual elongated glass without legs.
In collins they serve a mix of alcoholic beverages: whiskey, gin with ice cubes and soda water. Often it is filled with juices and water.
Such a glass is indispensable for serving cocktail sauer. The highlight of the drink is sourness, which is usually obtained from lemon juice. They are like to serve whiskey. The size of the average sauer (from 100 to 150 mm).
This name originates in the famous drink Margarita. There are different types of data wine glasses. Classic marked by a rather wide throat. Thanks to him, bartenders can beautifully arrange a glass of cocktail. They do it with lime, powdered sugar, as well as salt. It is allowed to use the container for serving other beverages containing alcohol. The glass, which is called "buy" - a type of margarita. Their slight difference is in shape.
Flute - "secular" representative
Flute is the name of the glass, without which not a single buffet table can do. His form is elongated, the leg is long. And not by chance. This is necessary so that the temperature of the cocktail does not change.
Cocktail bowl - from the distant past
This glass has a rich history. It belongs to one of the most ancient. And now it is one of the most practical types of drinking utensils. It has a large capacity - up to 400 milliliters. A convenient form allows you to serve a variety of cocktails.
Kerosene or Hurricane
The common name for this glass is translated as a hurricane. Its main characteristics: short leg, shape - in the form of a pear. And some form resembles the caps of old lanterns. Hence the name - kerosene. Hurricane is ideal for frozen drinks, as well as whipped in a blender. You can pour in them and tropical drinks.
Paired: Rocks and tumbler
For cocktails with ice, use a glass or a glass of Rocks, as well as a tumbler. Combines them with the same volume - 200 ml.
Stack or shot
They go to alcoholic drinks. And unmixed.Among them - whiskey or vodka. You can serve them as cocktails, different strength. For example, a shooter. You need to be able to properly drink a drink from a pile or shot. To do this, you need to sharply drink a drink from a glass. So that he immediately fell into the throat. Then swallow quickly.
Cafe Cafe - to layered drinks
One of the “youngest” types of layered cocktails “needs” a special glass called cafe. Usually its volume is from 80 to 120 ml. It has a non-broad shape with slightly curved edges.
Cup to irish coffee
Usually hot drinks are served in a glass for Irish coffee. He has the shape of a tulip. He has a short leg and a handle. It protects against burns. The main production material is thick, as well as heat resistant glass.
Herres Glass - Wine
The view of this glass resembles a triangle. Its highlight is a high leg. By tradition, decorated with a glass of cherry. And it was created in the 17th century.
Parfait - “dessert” glass and glass for the drink “Frappe”
Usually these glasses serve milkshakes. They form elongated, and the volume - 130 ml. Glass for drink "Frappe" is almost similar to Praffe. The difference is only in volume - 230 ml. They serve drinks that are mixed with liquor, as well as ice.
Mugs for cocktails and cognac glass
Despite the fact that beer mugs are large, they are still used for cocktails. For example, exotic.
A glass for brandy, as well as brandy, is specially made in the form of a cut circle. If you hold it in your palms, the drink will warm up and become better to taste. It is customary to fill a glass by no more than a quarter.
Glass of old fashion and glass - flute
A large and rather low glass is great for serving cocktails with ice. A thick glass bottom does not allow it to quickly melt. Glass - flute has a refined high shape. To the top - a little narrowed. This allows you to delay bubbles Shapmansky. Usually they are made with a volume of 140 ml. For cocktails, use flute glasses, containing 180 ml.
Looks like a collins. A different from him is not so smooth walls. This type of glass "likes" complex type of cocktails. For example, Bloody Mary. 250-350 ml of liquid can be poured into it.
The volume of such a wine glass is from 100 to 140 ml. It has a long leg and a tulip-like shape. When tasting it is customary to pour a drink a little less than half.
A glass for liquor and a bowl for champagne
In a glass, the volume of which is from 30 to 60 ml, it is customary to serve only liquor. This is usually done after a hearty lunch. This mini glass has a low foot.
Champagne bowl. This type of glass on a long leg has lost its popularity in modern times. Although it is very easy to use. A wide shape, resembling a saucer, allows bartenders to fantasize about the design of the drink. In addition, the aroma of champagne is more pronounced in such a bowl. The only minus is that the drink disappears quickly, and the champagne is soon left without bubbles.
It is worth noting that all the above names of cocktail glasses are not exhaustive. Every day in the world there are all new and new types of glasses. Some names of cocktail glasses lose their popularity in the very first days, others - on the contrary, become classic and do not lose relevance for decades. Sometimes the “classics” are modified in order to maximally adjust the dishes for modern types of drinks. However, one thing remains unchanged in them - all wine glasses are made of glass. But how and by what technology it will be made depends on the manufacturer.
Lovers treat friends and loved ones with cocktails, you need to remember a few tips:
- Items for drinks should sparkle from cleanliness. If you look at the glass in the light, you can see the stains. To cope with them will help thin dry cloth.
- If available - a small set, it is better to follow the rule: the stronger the drink, the lower the glass.
Bid to buy
If holidays are often held in the house, and parties are held, it is still better to purchase a set of glasses. Usually they consist of two to six items.
The modern tableware market is marked by diversity and wealth of choice. The cost depends on the material from which they are made, as well as the manufacturer.
What is the price of glasses? On average, a set of six ordinary wine glasses can be purchased from 810 rubles and above. White glasses of crystal glass will cost more expensive to customers - from 1300 and higher.
At the peak of popularity is now colored tableware. Red glasses are perfect for special occasions. They will look great on the wedding table. After all, red is the color of love. For a more contrasting look, you can create a combination with whites. And for connoisseurs of the sophisticated and the perfect created wine glasses with gold patterns.
However, choosing a set, you need to be guided not by the external design, but by the quality. For this you need to remember the rules.
How to choose a set of glasses?
Drinkware is made of three types of glass: synthetic and crystal smooth and ordinary.
The glass on the basis of synthetic glass has high strength. Minus - easy to damage the surface.
Crystal glass is also durable. After all, it contains lead. Products from this material will delight you with their clarity and transparency. You should also carefully examine the edges of the dishes, as well as stamping. About visual marriage "say" chips, cracks, bubbles and muddy color glass. Knowing these simple rules, you can buy high-quality and beautiful wine glasses for your home bar.
So, we found out the names of cocktail glasses, their varieties, characteristics and characteristics.