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11 of the best cocktail glasses

From tumblers to highballs and flutes, now is the time to invest in great glassware

Looking for cocktail glasses to take your homemade cocktails to the next level? There’s something about a pretty glass that makes a drink, whether it’s a champagne cocktail in a coupe, a sleek glass for martinis or whisky in a satisfyingly weighty tumbler. Here are a few of our favourites.

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Best cocktail glasses to buy

LSA International Borough Martini Glasses, £40/set of 4, John Lewis

Nick and Nora-style glasses make for an especially chic martini – just remember to chill the glass first for 20 minutes or so in the freezer for that extra frosty drink – we’ll have ours with gin, dry vermouth and a dash of orange bitters.

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Deka Glass Tumbler, £10, Anthropologie

This hand-painted, streamlined tumbler is ideal for old fashioned cocktails. A perfect drink for sipping.

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Waterford Elegance Optic Balloon Glasses, £80/set of 2, Amara

Essential kit for G&T drinkers – fill these elegant crystal glasses with ice, your favourite gin, tonic and lots of garnishes. Here’s how to make the perfect gin and tonic.

Waterford Elegance Optic Balloon Glasses

Broste Copenhagen Mouthblown Amber Champagne Flute, £13, Trouva

Perfect for fizz-based cocktails, upgrade your next brunch and use this for an apricot bellini, or Aperol mimosa.


LED Light Up Tumblers, £19.50/set of 4, M&S

These fun plastic tumblers can be illuminated with LED lights. Ideal for evenings in the garden, or take them on a camping trip – they’re durable enough to be transported easily.

LED Light Up Tumblers

Dartington Crystal Margarita Glass, £18/set of 2, Amazon

A classy glass for margarita lovers – we’ve got a classic margarita recipe, plus some fun twists (the watermelon marg is a must make) here.

Dartington Crystal Margarita Glass

Whisky Islay Tumbler, £50/set of 2, Heal’s

Reassuringly chunky glasses (with their own individual walnut wood bases) to cradle in your hands, preferably in front of a roaring fire.

Whisky Islay Tumbler

Vita Cocktail Coupes, £20/set of 2, Nordic House

These luxe coupe glasses have an Art Deco-style feel to them – try them with our celebratory gin cocktail. Maraschino cherries are mandatory!

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Soho Home Mara Highball Glass, £10, Liberty

A tactile, textured finish on these glasses makes them a stylish choice for long soft drinks or cocktails such as a dark ’n’ stormy.


Jancis Robinson Set of 6 Wine Glasses, £200, Wolf & Badger

Wine glasses are great for spritzes and this set is worth investing in as they’re designed to be used for everything from wine and port to champagne (it’s often better to drink the latter from a wine glass as you can better appreciate the aromas).

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Jancis Robinson Set of 6 Wine Glasses

Mila Cocktail Glass, £39.95/set of 4, Nkuku

We love the warm tones of these sleek vessels made from recycled glass – they’d make a pretty display on a kitchen shelf or drinks trolley. Use for drinks such as martinis and cosmopolitans.

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