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A cocktail glass for every occasion

Short “highball” glass, tall “Collins” glass, Champagne flute, beer mug, martini glass, wine glass.

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Short “highball” glass, tall “Collins” glass, Champagne flute, beer mug, martini glass, wine glass.

There are plenty of reasons to lift a glass in celebration. • But which glass? The well-equipped bar easily could have a dozen or more different glasses for everything from mojitos to cosmopolitans to Irish coffees. But who has the space and money to collect all that barware? • Here are six basic glasses that will see you through most cocktail parties. The only thing missing is a shot glass for measuring and throwing back.

Janet K. Keeler, Times food and travel editor

Short "highball" glass

For any spirit on the rocks or with a splash of water, plus classic cocktails such as Manhattans and white or black Russians.

Tall "Collins" glass

For any spirit mixed with tonic, rum, Coke and 7Up, plus mojitos, daiquiris and tequila sunrises.

Flute

For champagne and sparkling wines, mimosas and bellinis.

Stemmed glass

For martinis, fancy daiquiris and margaritas.

Mug

For beer and hot toddies such as Irish or Kahlúa coffee, mulled wine or buttered rum.

Wine glasses

One with a large bowl for red and another smaller, narrower glass for white. In a pinch, use the red wine glass for brandy and the white wine glass for after-dinner liqueurs.

Information from Times files was used in this report.

A cocktail glass for every occasion 06/02/14 [Last modified: Monday, June 2, 2014 5:39pm]
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