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14 of the best cocktail glasses

Published: November 24, 2021 at 6:36 pm

From tumblers to highballs and flutes, now is the time to invest in great glassware for your at-home bar and dinner parties

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, or check out our favourite whisky glasses and round up of the best online bottle shops. For chilling your drinks in style, check out our cocktail ice cubes guide.


Best cocktail glasses to buy

Royal Selangor frost tumbler, £69, John Lewis

Run out of ice? This useful tumbler comes with a pewter base that can be chilled in the freezer and then placed under the glass to keep your drink cold for a couple of hours. It's also perfect for cocktails or spirits that you don't want to dilute with ice.

Cassini liqueur glass, £18, The Conran Shop

This sleek and dainty handblown glass is perfect for sipping after-dinner liqueurs and digestifs. We'd also recommend it for making micro-sized cocktails, a great way to pace your drinking during the party season.

Coupette glasses, £44/set of 2, Untitled Drinks

Untitled Drinks – owner of Bar Termini, Untitled Bar and 69 Colebrooke Row in London – has released a range of handmade glassware designed to enhance the cocktail you're drinking. We're coveting the rose-hued negroni glasses and these coupettes, designed to ensure your martini is as cold and as crisp as possible.

Mila Cocktail Glass, £46.50/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.

Four Nkuku Cocktail Glasses

Bubble glass, £10, Anthropologie

We love the rounded, organic shapes of these tumblers, perfect for short and stirred cocktails served over ice.

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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Waterford Elegance Optic Balloon Glasses, £70/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.

Broste Copenhagen Mouthblown Amber Champagne Flute, £13.20, 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.

Diamante hurricane glasses, £15.95/set of 2, Amazon

These crystal glasses are perfect for tropical and tiki-style cocktails such as pina coladas and zombies.

Whisky Islay Tumbler, £54/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!

Vita Cocktail Coupes

Soho Home Mara Highball Glass, £10.50, 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, £220, 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).

Jancis Robinson Set of 6 Wine Glasses

Dartington Crystal Margarita Glass, £20/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, £18/set of 2, Amazon

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