Other silica-based glasses are the aluminosilicate glasses, which are intermediate between vitreous silica and the more common soda-lime-silica glasses in thermal properties as well as cost; glass fibres such as E glass and S glass, used in fibre-reinforced plastics and in thermal-insulation wool; and optical glasses containing a multitude of ...
Martini Glass. Stemmed like a wine glass, but with an inverted cone, the martini glass is the traditional glass used to serve its namesake cocktail. Despite its intended use, it also serves as a vessel for various other cold aromatic cocktails. The stem of the glass acts as a barrier and handle for holding it so your hand doesn’t warm its contents and the wide brim allows for the release of aromatic compounds allowing the user to really take in the aroma.
One such elusive vessel is the Collins Glass, it’s used in many cocktail recipes but can be tough to find when shopping for glasses. If you head to Wal-Mart, Target or typical areas to get wine glasses and tumblers, you’re going to come up dry in the Collins department — I don’t know why.
Irish coffee is a spin on the coffee that many people have come to love today. Mixing Irish whiskey, coffee, sugar, and topped with cream, this drink is great on weekends, or mornings that you do not work. The mugs that serve these drinks well are stemmed glasses that feature a handle on the side.
Lowball glasses are also called old fashioned glasses after the once popular drink. An old fashioned calls for a spoonful of sugar, a dash of bitters, 1.5 oz. of whiskey and a splash of soda. Mixed drinks that are primarily alcohol and use sugar, bitters and liqueurs for flavor are served in lowball glasses.
Cocktail Glasses Serving top shelf liquor and making great mixed drinks is a combination of art and science — Not only does the measurements and proportions count, but so does the glass. Make your drink an experience with the proper glass. Martinis don't have anywhere near the style they should unless they are served in a martini glass.
A cocktail glass is a stemmed glass with an inverted cone bowl. Though they are often referred to as martini glasses, they differ from martini glasses in that they have smaller, narrower bowls with rounded or flat bottoms, while martini glasses generally have larger, wider bowls which are fully conical at the bottom.