Used to enjoy bourbon, brandy and whiskey, snifters feature a short stem that holds up a round bowl. Not only does this design make it easy for drinkers to grasp the cup in the palm of their hand, it also encourages heat transfer as these drinks are best served at room temperature.
Most snifters hold 6-8 oz.
Pro tip: the round bowl is meant to encourage swirling and sniffing while consuming the drink inside. As with some of the other larger cocktail glasses, snifters are only meant to be filled to a small bit of their capacity.
Cognac glasses are a type of snifter that is also known as balloon glasses.
Very similar in appearance to snifters, balloon glasses also feature a short stem with a round bowl that is meant to be grasped in the palm of the hand.
A popular choice for those who want to fully enjoy the flavours and aromas of cognac and brandy, this type of drinkware is consistently noted as a favourite among experts.
Designed to enhance the experience of bourbon, brandy and other drinks served straight, neat liquor glasses are a staple in your home’s cigar room.
Resembling a shot glass, cordial glasses are designed specifically for the consumption of sweet liquors.
Featuring a short stem and constructed of thin and delicate glass, this type of drinkware is also suitable for use when serving layered libations that are meant to be enjoyed one component at a time.
Cordial glasses generally hold 1.5 to 2 oz.
Irish Coffee Mug
Irish coffee mugs are the ideal choice when consuming spiked beverages served hot.
Made of glass and situated on top of a thick stem, Irish coffee glasses feature a sturdy base that holds up a narrow bowl. The rim on top flares outwards—ensuring toppings that include foam, whipped cream and other confections stay in place.
In addition, most are transparent and put the layers of the drink on display. Some also have a handle. In addition to Irish coffee, they're also ideal for hot toddies and boozy hot chocolate.
Now that you’re familiar with the different types of cocktail glasses for drinks, it’s time to kick back and relax with a favourite mixed drink. Already have a collection? Show us what your happy hour looks like with the hashtag #CrateStyleSG.