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Tips for Buying Quality Cocktail Glasses Online

Tips for Buying Quality Cocktail Glasses Online

14/12/2016 06:09 AM |

You may be planning a house warming party, or perhaps you are a bar owner looking to buy cocktail glasses ahead of all those Christmas dos. Either way, stocking up on quality cocktail glasses from online wholesalers need not be difficult. Here are some tips to help you pick a great range of fabulous cocktail glasses.

History of the Cocktail

Many believe that cocktails originated in America at the turn of the 19th century, but Britain was quick to adopt the trend too. Gin and bitters were particularly common in the United Kingdom around this time and the popularity of mixed drinks like cocktails grew in popularity. By the start of the 20th century, cocktails were beginning to appear on numerous city bar and hotels' menus, and the once 'American' drink became embedded in British culture.

Types of Cocktail Glasses

Cocktail glasses generally have a cone design, although they can come in many shapes and sizes such as tumbler, stub, jar and bowl, as just a few examples. Martinis, Margaritas, Pina Coladas and White Russians are traditionally served in specific glasses (each with its respective characteristics), but the main thing to consider when purchasing your glassware is that the items are comfortable to hold, don't topple over easily and don't affect the temperature of your drink (the same goes for your hands - there is nothing worse than being at a party and holding an ice cold glass in your hand with nowhere to put it down!).

As well as shapes, cocktail glasses come in a variety of colours and styles. For instance, you will find embossed, frosted, glossy, dipped and tinted glass designs. Colourful sets are also increasingly popular, so glassware can be found in black, white and a range of metallic colours. For those seeking a highly individual look, check out some glasses with either funky or no stems. Finally, some cocktail glasses sets offer pairs of glasses that are designed to fit inside one another, which is a nice idea for couples drinking cocktails together.

Benefits to Ordering Glassware Online

If you are looking to buy cocktail glasses, don't limit yourself to the glassware available in local supermarkets or household stores. Cocktail glasses, by nature, are personalised and unique (with the coupe glass rumoured to have been designed based on the female figure), so make sure that you do your research and find the style and size that suits you. You may be wary of buying such fragile items on the net but, in actual fact, online glassware wholesalers are better equipped than you to package the items securely. Companies will also offer comprehensive warranties to cover any breakages in transit. To put your mind at ease, ask the driver to wait while you check the items before signing for your delivery.

Reputed wholesalers will offer a wide range of quality, traditional cocktail glasses to add some glamour to any household or establishment. However, if you're after a novelty set, then Wellington boot-shaped glasses may appeal to you!