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Glass types every bartender needs to know about

Updated on February 1, 2013

Glass Types

Every bartender needs to know some basics such as types of drinks, equipment he needs and the types of glasses. In this article we will talk about the various types of glasses.



1. CHOKOLATE / MILK

Volume: From 15 cl to 25 cl

Feature: From medium to thick-walled, fireproof, handle

Purpose: Hot chocolate, milk, bar mixtures based on the same

Material: Porcelain, rare glass




2. COFFEE ESPRESSO

Volume: From 5 cl to 8 cl

Feature: Thick walls, handle

Purpose: Ristetto (short espresso), espresso, bar mixtures based on the same

Material: Porcelain, rare glass




3. COFFEE CAPPUCCINO

Volume: From 10 cl to 25 cl

Feature: Handle, thick walls, fireproof

Purpose: Cappuccino, coffee with milk - cream, bar mixtures based on the same

Material: Porcelain, rare glass




4. COFFE INSTANT

Volume: From 15 cl to 30 cl

Feature: Moderately thick walls, handle

Purpose: Instant coffee, ness coffee, bar mixtures based on the same

Material: Porcelain, Glass




5. BEER GLASS

Volume: from 20 cl to 50 cl

Feature: From thin to moderately thick-walled, with different altitude

Purpose: All kinds of beer: dark, light and bar mixtures based on beer

Material: Glass




6. BEER MUG

Volume: from 20 cl to 100 cl

Feature: Mostly thick walls, handle, ceramic types are often found with lid

Purpose: All kinds of beer, usually draft beer and bar mixtures based on beer

Material: Glass, Porcelain




7. BITTER GLASS

Volume: from 5 cl to 10 cl

Feature: Thick bottom high in relation to the glass, a bottom walls are thinner

Purpose: The bitter liqueurs, pure, with ice, cut with some soft drinks

Material: Glass




8. BRANDY SNIFER GLASS

Volume: from 20 cl to 50 cl

Feature: The walls are very thin, short stop, wide in the middle, narrower at the top

Purpose: Cognac, brandy, various bar mixtures

Material: Glass




9. CHAMPAGNE ROYAL GLASS

Volume: from 15 cl to 20 cl

Feature: Thin walls, the stop is also the glass, extends from the bottom to the top

Purpose: Champagne and sparkling wines as well as mixtures based on them

Material: Glass




10. CHAMPAGNE SAUCER GLASS

Volume: from 10 cl to 20 cl

Feature: Thin walls, the high stop from which top glass spreads horizontally

Purpose: Champagne, sparkling wine, bar mixture on the same basis as Cobbler

Material: Glass




11. CHAMPAGNE TULIP GLASS

Volume: from 10 cl to 20 cl

Feature: Thin walls, high stop, it looks like tulip flower

Purpose: Champagne, sparkling wine, bar mixtures based on the same

Material: Glass




12. COLLINS GLASS

Volume: From 30 cl to 50 cl

Feature: From thin to moderately thick-walled, heavy and thick bottom

Purpose: Very long drinks (carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks), Lemonade, various bar mixtures

Material: Glass




13. HIGHBALL GLASS

Volume: From 15 cl to 30 cl

Feature: Medium-thick walls, thick bottom

Purpose: Long drinks (carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks), various bar mixtures

Material: Glass




14. HURICANE GLASS

Volume: From 20 cl to 35 cl

Feature: Short stop, moderately thick walls

Purpose: Mainly Bar mixtures prepared in an electric blender Bar

Material: Glass




15. JUICE GLASS

Volume: From 10 cl to 25 cl

Feature: Short stop, moderately thick walls

Purpose: Squash, fresh juices

Material: Glass




16. LIQUEUR – CARDIAL GLASS

Volume: From 2 cl to 8 cl

Feature: Elegant oblong with a stop

Purpose: Clear and cream liqueurs (clean - no ice), various short - shot mixtures

Material: Glass




17. MARGARITA GLASS

Volume: From 15 cl to 40 cl

Feature: High stop, looks like turned sombrero

Purpose: Bar mixtures like Margarita and Frozen Margarita

Material: Glass




18. MARTINI / COCTAIL GLASS

Volume: From 10 cl to 25 cl

Feature: High stop, elegant, widespread expression V

Purpose: Classic bar mixtures like Martini

Material: Glass




19. OLD FASHIONED GLASS

Volume: From 10 cl to 25 cl

Feature: Wide opening, thick bottom, walls moderately thick

Purpose: Short alcohol drinks with or without ice, various bar mixtures

Material: Glass




20. SHOT GLASS

Volume: From 3 cl to 6 cl

Feature: Low, no stop, thick bottom

Purpose: Short alcoholic beverages served without ice, short - shot bar mix

Material: Glass




21. WINE GLASS

Volume: From 15 cl to 50 cl

Feature: Each grape variety has its own form of glasses, the vast majority with the stop, thin-walled, elegant

Purpose: Wine (white, black, red, pink), various bar mixtures based on the same

Material: Glass




22. VODKA GLASS

Volume: From 4 cl to 10 cl

Feature: Thick bottom, narrow, moderately thick walls

Purpose: Vodka ice-free, short bar mixtures

Material: Glass




23. WATER GLASS

Volume: From 15 cl to 30 cl

Feature: With the stop, thin walls

Purpose: Carbonated and non-carbonated mineral water, various bar mixtures

Material: Glass




24. TEA CUP – GLASS

Volume: From 15 cl to 25 cl

Feature: From very thin to thick walls, handle, fireproof

Purpose: Tea, bar mixtures based on the same

Material: Porcelain, cobalt, glass

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