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The only cocktail glasses you need for your summer house parties!

While house parties have always been a popular way to socialize, recent trends suggest that more and more people are choosing to host parties in their own homes rather than going out to bars and clubs.

The rise in house parties in New York City reflects a changing social landscape and a desire for more intimate and personalized social experiences. With the convenience of online platforms and the cost-effectiveness of hosting parties at home, it's likely that this trend will continue to grow in the coming years.

If you enjoy making cocktails at home, it's important to have the right glassware to serve them. The right glass can enhance the flavors and presentation of your cocktails and make them look and taste better. There are many different types of cocktail glasses available, but here are some popular options that New Yorkers can store at home.

1) Martini glass

Martini glass

The classic martini glass is a must-have for any home bar. It has a long stem and a conical bowl that is wider at the top than at the bottom. This shape helps to keep the cocktail cold and allows you to enjoy the aroma of the drink. Martini glasses are perfect for serving martinis, but can also be used for other cocktails like Manhattans and Cosmopolitans.

2) Highball glass

Highball glass

The highball glass is a tall, narrow glass that is used for serving cocktails with a high ratio of mixer to alcohol, such as a gin and tonic or a whiskey and soda. The tall shape of the glass allows for plenty of mixers, while the narrow opening helps to preserve the carbonation.

3) Coupe glass

Coupe glass

The coupe glass is a shallow, wide-bowled glass that was originally used for serving champagne but is now popular for cocktails like the classic champagne cocktail or a Sidecar. The wide bowl allows for plenty of ice and mixers, while the shallow shape makes it easy to drink from.

4) Margarita glass

 Margarita glass

The Margarita glass is a festive and fun glass that is typically used for serving Margaritas but can also be used for other cocktails like daiquiris or piña coladas. The wide, cone-shaped bowl allows for plenty of ice and mixers, while the narrow opening helps to concentrate the aromas of the drink.

5) Shot glasses

Shot glasses

Believe it or not - their only purpose is not downing jager shots. While they are typically used to serve straight shots of alcohol, they are now also used for mixed drinks and elaborate cocktails meant to be sipped slowly. You can also use them to make fun party popsicles or a drinking game. 

When choosing glasses for your home bar, consider the types of cocktails you enjoy making and serving, and choose glasses that will complement their flavors and presentation. With the right glassware, you can elevate your home bartending game and impress your guests with delicious and beautifully presented cocktails.

Written by Stuti Khetan, Beverage Trade Network 

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