Glasses And Containers

Home Bar Glasses And Containers Guide.

For the all the number of different drinks that can be made, there is a different glass to go along with it. The right glass services as a way to enhance the drinks special character and increase the drinking pleasure. Always ensure glassware are cleaned spotless. Wash glasses with warm water and a small amount of detergent, rinsing them afterwards with fresh cold water and polishing them with a suitable cloth. Hold glasses by the base or stem of the glass to avoid fingerprints. Home Bar Glasses and Containers Guide: 1. Beer Mug 2. Brandy Snifter 3. Champagne Flute 4. Cocktail Glass 5. Coffee Mug 6. Collins Glass 7. Cordial Glass 8. Highball Glass 9. Hurricane Glass 10. Margarita/Coupette Glass Click on the pictures to enlarge. Beer Mug - Typical Size: 16 oz. Brandy Snifter - The shape of this glass concentrates the alcoholic odors to the top of the glass as your hands warm the brandy. Typical Size: 17.5 oz. Champagne Flute - This tulip shaped glass is designed to show off the waltzing bubbles of the wine as they brush against the side of the glass and spread out into a sparkling mousse. Typical Size: 6 oz. Cocktail Glass - This glass has a triangle-bowl design with a long stem, and is used for a wide range of straight-up (without ice) cocktails, including martinis, manhattans, metropolitans, and gimlets. Also known as a martini glass. Typical Size: 4-12 oz. Coffee Mug - The traditional mug used for hot coffee. Typical Size: 12-16 oz. Collins Glass - Shaped similarly to a highball glass, only taller. The collins glass is used for soft drinks, alcoholic juice, and tropical/exotic juices such as Mai Tai's. Typical Size: 14 oz. Cordial Glass - Small and stemmed glasses used for serving small portions of your favorite liquors at times such as after a meal. Typical Size: 2 oz. Highball Glass - A straight-sided glass, often an elegant way to serve many types of mixed drinks, like those served on the rocks, shots, and mixer combined liquor drinks (ie. gin and tonic). Typical Size: 8-12 oz. Hurricane Glass - A tall, elegantly cut glass named after it's hurricane-lamp-like shape, used for exotic/tropical drinks. Typical Size: 15 oz. Margarita/Coupette Glass - This slightly larger and rounded approach to a cocktail glass has a broad-rim for holding salt, ideal for margarita's. It is also used in daiquiris and other fruit drinks. Typical Size: 12 oz. Mason Jar - These large containers keep their contents sealed in an air tight environment. They're designed for home canning, being used for preserves and jam amongst other things. Typical Size: 16 oz. Old-fashioned Glass - A short, round glass, suitable for cocktails or liquor served on the rocks, or "with a splash". Typical Size: 8-10 oz. Parfait Glass - This glass has a similar inwards curve to that of a hurricane glass, with a steeper outwards rim and larger, rounded bowl. Often used for drinks containing fruit or ice cream. Typical Size: 12 oz. Pousse-cafe Glass - A narrow glass essentially used for pousse cafes and other layered dessert drinks. It's shape increases the ease of layering ingredients. Typical Size: 6 oz. Punch Bowl - A large demispherical bowl suitable for punches or large mixes. Typical Size: 1-5 gal. Red Wine Glass - A clear, thin, stemmed glass with a round bowl tapering inward at the rim. Typical Size: 8 oz. Sherry Glass - The preferred glass for aperitifs, ports, and sherry. The copita, with it's aroma enhancing narrow taper, is a type of sherry glass. Typical Size: 2 oz. Shot Glass - A small glass suitable for vodka, whiskey and other liquors. Many "shot" mixed drinks also call for shot glasses. Typical Size: 1.5 oz. Whiskey Sour Glass - Also known as a delmonico glass, this is a stemmed, wide opening glass. Typical Size: 5 oz. White Wine Glass - A clear, thin, stemmed glass with an elongated oval bowl tapering inward at the rim. Typical Size: 12.5 oz.
11. Mason Jar 12. Old-fashioned Glass 13. Parfait Glass 14. Pousse Cafe Glass 15. Punch Bowl 16. Red Wine Glass 17. Sherry Glass 18. Shot Glass 19. Whiskey Sour Glass 20. White Wine Glass
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