Essential bar glassware
July 14, 2012 11:25 PM Subscribe
What are the core essential pieces of glassware for mixing drinks?
posted by primethyme to food & drink (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I have a pretty well-stocked bar at home from an ingredient standpoint, but my glassware is in need of a serious overhaul. I've been known to serve a drink in anything from a pint glass to a coffee mug. I have to admit, I'm pretty ignorant as to the "proper" glasses to use for different drinks, or even what the different glass names (highball, collins, double old fashioned, rocks, etc.) truly mean.
What are the real essential bar glasses, and what actually defines that particular glass (in terms of shape and size)?
Note, I already have an array of quality wine glasses, so I'm pretty set there. I'm just looking for glasses for mixed drinks.