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Modern Bar Guide: Which Glass for Which Drink?

Each cocktail is unique and deserves to be served properly, but knowing which glass to use for which drink can get a little dizzying. Picking the right modern barware is essential. Here’s our guide to helping you stock your modern bar with the right arsenal of glassware. You’ll be prepared to make any drink no problem.

Rikke Hagen's Whiskey Glass from Normann Copenhagen|YLiving

Rikke Hagen’s Whiskey Glass from Normann Copenhagen

Whiskey lovers will appreciate the full drinking adventure created through Rikke Hagen’s Whiskey Glass by Rikke Hagen, from Normann Copenhagen. The wide opening  allows the aroma to open fully while the glass “bump” at the base raises ice when served on the rocks.

Cognac:Liqueur Glass from Normann Copenhagen|YLiving

Cognac/Liqueur Glass by Rikke Hagen, from Normann Copenhagen

The Cognac/Liqueur Glass by Rikke Hagen, from Normann Copenhagen, intimately cradles cognac and other liquors. The shape highlights the liquors rich color and bouquet as you gently roll it in your hand.

Woodbury Double Old Fashioned from Simon Pearce|YLiving

Woodbury Double Old Fashioned from Simon Pearce

A staple piece for the modern bar, the Woodbury Double Old Fashioned from Simon Pearce is a traditional old-fashioned glass that’s ideal for muddling. This glass is versatile enough for any mixed cocktail, blended or on the rocks.

Grand Cru Cafe Glass from Rosendahl|YLiving

Grand Cru Cafe Glass from Rosendahl

Hot or cold, Erik Bagger’s Grand Cru Cafe Glass from Rosendahl holds it all, though we think a frosty beer is its best look. Work up a good head of foam using the Menu A/S Beer Foamer for a complete beer experience.

Geo Stemless Martini from Simon Pearce|YLiving

Geo Stemless Martini from Simon Pearce

No modern bar is complete without a good martini glass. The Geo Stemless Martini from Simon Pearce eye-catching geometric design may seem top heavy, but thanks to its super solid base it’ll stay upright even as the night wears on.

Perle Cocktail Glasses from Zafferano|YLiving

Perle Cocktail Glasses from Zafferano

Bright, fun, and festive, the Perle Cocktail Glasses from Zafferano are perfect for zesty cocktails like a lemon drop or a classic Manhattan.

Venezia Aged Reds Glass Set from Zafferano|YLiving

Venezia Aged Reds Glass Set from Zafferano

The Venezia Aged Reds Glass Set from Zafferano unique hand-blown shape is designed to capture and enhance the richness of a red wine. It’s a serious glass for serious wine tasting.

Esperienze Aromatic and Fruity White Wine Glass Set from Zafferano|YLiving

Esperienze Aromatic and Fruity White Wine Glass Set from Zafferano

The crafting of this glass helps open up and release the full bouquet of white wine. The Esperienze Aromatic and Fruity White Wine Glas from Zafferano is perfect for tasting parties, or just kicking back with a glass after a long day at work.

Scintille Sparkling Wines & Champagne Glass from Zafferano|YLiving

Scintille Sparkling Wines & Champagne Glass from Zafferano

Raise a toast and say cheers with the Scintille Sparkling Wines & Champagne Glass from Zafferano. The slender shape exhibits the fizz of sparkling wines while the narrow mouth keeps your Champagne bubbling throughout the festivities.

 

 

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Darren Falls

Darren is one of the Merchandise Managers for YLiving, and has had a long career in the Home Furnishings industry with companies like RH, Gumps and ABC Carpet & Home. He has a passion for art and design inspired by his time at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He spends his free time in his garden picking lemons and avoiding mowing the lawn, while playing with his long-haired dachshund.

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