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Choosing Cocktail Glasses - Tips and Advice
If you love to entertain, you already know that a good bar adds some punch to the party. That's why a quality cocktail drinkware set is a must-have for any serious cocktail enthusiast. Cocktail glasses and cocktail bartenders are highly admired in the business, and they deserve a good glass to match their talents. It's not a hard thing to get these items right; there are many options available on the market that all work well and look great.
So, what is the most important part of the cocktail glass? There are as many answers to this as there are bar types. Some people like a long stem glass while others prefer the thinner, less fussy ones. Other people even have a preference for colored glasses, whether they match their interior or not.
But, no matter how you slice it, the glass is going to be important. After all, it's the focal point of the cocktail area. There's also the shape of the cocktail glass. Some are wider, some are narrow, and some are shaped in interesting ways. This also contributes to the number of choices available.
For example, if you're looking for something a bit more narrow than usual, you might want to go with a slim cocktail glass. They're not as wide, but they aren't too long either. These also fit very nicely in large cocktail bars, although they don't quite work as well as smaller ones. At the same time, if you want a very tall glass, you might want to consider getting a tall cocktail glass. The reason being, tall glasses tend to stay upright, which helps to keep the rest of the cocktail area looking clean.
Of course, you can't discuss cocktail glasses without mentioning the type you will be serving. When it comes to choosing one, there are actually many different things to consider. For example, is the glass intended to be used for an iced cocktail or mixed drink? Is it meant to be chilled, hot, or cold? How tall does it have to be?
Knowing your needs is also important. If you are looking for iced wine, then you definitely want to find iced wine cocktail glasses. And again, just because a piece has an 'ice' theme doesn't necessarily mean that it is only appropriate for this particular drink. After all, ice wine is just as enjoyable uncooked, as it is when it's been gently shaken. As with all other cocktail glass choices, there are also a variety of materials from which to choose. Glass material is important not only for its beauty but also for how easily it will be scratched or stained.
While price is certainly important, it isn't necessarily the single determining factor. Instead, think about the style and design of the cocktail glass. There are those made of clear or frosted glass that will help to accentuate any cocktail recipe and matching sets can easily be found online. For those who prefer to purchase cocktail glasses made of real wood or metal, it is important to keep in mind that these items will need to be properly cared for if they are going to last longer than just a few weeks.
Once you've decided on the type of cocktail glass that you would like to purchase, it is time to think about color. You should choose a glass that suits the mood and theme of your event. If you are having your event at a bar, then a clear drink glass may be more appropriate. However, if it is a more elegant event, you may want to consider purchasing a colored glass. In either case, make sure that you know what colors to choose!