There is nothing more fun than hosting a cocktail party for your closest friends or family members. Dressing both yourself and your table for a fun night in is a great way to gather, celebrate or simply just be together.
Here are four types of cocktail glasses you should know about - and when to use them.
Martini glass: While this glass may brand itself, a martini glass is actually a lot more versatile than one may think. Martinis in a martini glass? Groundbreaking. But you can also serve Manhattans, Cosmopolitans, Lemon Drops - the list truly keeps going. The angle of the martini glass makes it easier to sip on as well, ensuring that no drop is wasted. The V-shape bowl helps control both the aromas and the temperature so that boozy beverage will be, in fact, good to the last drop.
Nick + Nora glass: As craft cocktails have made a return, so have Nick + Nora glasses. This elegant glassware sits somewhere between a coupe and a small wine glass, giving it a bell shape. This is a great vessel for stirred drinks without an overbearing garnish. While you could also serve wine in these as well, they are a bit small and should be used for liquor-forward cocktails. In a pinch? Serve cordials or after-dinner drinks in these, too.
Rocks glass: Used for anything neat or on the rocks is the rocks glass. Usually between 8 and 10 ounces of liquid, this glass is perfect for adding ice and allowing the drink to be sipped slowly. The open rim allows the aromas from the cocktail or booze to enhance the sipping experience. Want to add a bit more awe to your cocktail party? Create square or spherical clear ice to be served with rocks drinks. Your guests will feel as if they have been transported to their favorite cocktail club instead of at home!