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Top Of The Best Martini Glasses Reviewed In 2018

Last Updated February 1, 2018
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Adrian HoffmanHi! My name is Reginald Meyer. After putting in 50+ hours of research and testing, I made a list of the best Martini Glasses of 2018 and explained their differences and advantages.

In this article, I will be categorizing the items according to their functions and most typical features. I hope that my Top 10 list will provide you great options in buying the right fit for you.

 

 

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№1 – Luminarc ARC International Atlas Martini Glass (Set of 4), 7.5 oz, Clear

 
Luminarc ARC International Atlas Martini Glass (Set of 4), 7.5 oz, Clear
Pros
Includes 4 Martini Glasses
Capacity 7.5 Ounces
Lead Free Glass
 

 

№2 – Riedel Vinum XL Martini Glasses, Set of 2

 
Riedel Vinum XL Martini Glasses, Set of 2
Pros
Set of 2 fine crystal Vinum XL Martini glasses
Machine blown classic bar glass for all martinis and cocktails, timeless in its elegance and beauty,
Beautiful gift item or addition to existing barware collection
 

 

№3 – 24 Ounce Cocktail Shaker Bar Set Accessories – Martini Kit with Measuring Jigger and Mixing Spoon plus Drink Recipes Booklet – Stainless Steel Tool Built-in Bartender Strainer

 
24 Ounce Cocktail Shaker Bar Set Accessories - Martini Kit with Measuring Jigger and Mixing Spoon plus Drink Recipes Booklet - Stainless Steel Tool Built-in Bartender Strainer
Pros
GREAT VALUE » Complete Cocktail Shaker Bundle Set made of superior 18/8 grade stainless steel. Professional shaker with a 24 oz capacity / built in strainer / a premium double size 1.0 / 0.5 oz measurement jigger tool / a beautiful twisted bar spoon / plus an Illustrated Guide to Cocktails recipe fold out guide.
 

 

On The Rock Glass With Ice Ball Maker

For those who like their whiskey on the chilled side, this rocks glass is the perfect option. Each set comes with a silicone mold that, when filled and frozen, forms a single solid ice ball that outlasts regular ice cubes. The glass itself also features a shape conducive for the ice ball, allowing the sipper to swirl with ease minus the worry of spillover.

Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge

The warm whiskey burn can end up deterring many from enjoying one of the world’s finest spirits. Here’s a fantastic solution to that obstacle. The Whiskey Wedge is an artful way to chill but not water down the dram, as the wedge is designed to melt at a much lower pace than floating ice cubes.

Orrefors ‘Intermezzo’ Old-Fashioned Glass

Truly one-of-a-kind, each Intermezzo glass features a drop of color in the stem that distinguishes the glass from anything else you’re ever encountered. It’s made from crystal, is dishwasher safe, and designed by Erika Lagerbielke; add a touch of modern to the bar.

Riedel VINUM Whiskey Glasses

World-famous glassmakers produce this fine whiskey vessel that’s made of 2percent lead crystal for enhanced clarity, a capacity of seven ounces, and features a short stem and elongated thistle-shaped body in order to enhance the characteristics of the whiskey for every drinker’s enjoyment.

Matterhorn Glass

If you’re more of a dreamer than a doer check out these Matterhorn glasses inspired by the famous mountain in the Alps. Each glass is crafted out of crystal and looks quite impressive when filled with a dram of your favorite whiskey. And while you may never actually hike the famed mountain, at least now you can admire it from afar.

Norlan Glass

Get your hands on this glass that was just given the green light for production after a successful Kickstarter campaign. It’s a transparent, double-walled sipping vessel formed from a specific glass-blowing technique. The Norlan weighs in at 12grams and features a faceted base to eliminate fingerprints on the bowl.

Dorset Double Old Fashioned Glasses

Getting its name from the photogenic county on England’ southern coastline, each Dorset Double is composed of lead-crystal and reflects light in all directions thanks to the hand-cut fluting on the side of the glass. Pick up a set of these and any cocktail or dram will be presented in a fantastic manner. iittala Ultima Thule

Classy. That’s the one adjective that comes to mind at first glance. Its design produces a more translucent appearance for the glass and even though they may look too delicate to wash after consumption, you’ll be please to know each piece is dishwasher safe. iittala Aarne Double Old Fashioned Glass

Looking a bit like a shot glass rather and your typical Old Fashioned, the wide mouth facilitates a fuller sip capacity without any drip and the whole piece is made from mouth-blown glass, designed by Goran Hongell. Its mid-century design is one of elegance and simplicity, marrying it well with any number of fine whiskeys.

Library Hand-Cut Double Old Fashioned Glass

Suited for a cool winter’s night next to a warm fireplace, the rough-hewn glass makes this vessel a fantastic addition to your wet bar. It’s crafted from molded blown soda glass, boasts a hand-cut design, and comes in a set of six that also includes a shot glass, highball, wine glass, flute, and martini glass as well.

Ox Horn Double Old Fashioned Whiskey Tumbler

If you’re not satisfied with drinking an after-hours pour out of glass then look to this Ox Horn built tumbler. Built from ethically-sourced horns, it hosts ounces of capacity, is polished to a bright finish, and handmade in England. Easily a more macho option for those whiskey drinkers out there.

Blade Runner Whiskey Glasses

If Harrison Ford drank whiskey, which we’re sure he does, he would certainly own a pair of these Blade Runner glasses. They feature a square design with diagonal cuts at the angles and were modeled after the exact same tumblers used by Deckard himself in the movie.

The Lowball Machined Whiskey Tumbler

As a hard working individual you appreciate the time and effort it takes to get something done correctly. The Lowball was conceived with this notion in mind and is crafted for that special moment when the day is done. The interior features CNC Lathe contours to create a perfect hourglass snifter profile and the tumbler boasts optimized geometry so it fits perfectly in your hand.

The basic home bar

Our favorite essential home barware. Back row, from left to right: Umami Mart’s Seamless Plain Mixing Glass, OXO Steel Cocktail Strainer, Usagi Cobbler Shaker, Koriko Weighted Shaking Tins, Fletcher’s Mill’s 11-inch Muddler,  and Cocktail Kingdom’s Teardrop Barspoon. Front row, left to right, Chef’n’s FreshForce Citrus Juicer and OXO Good Grips ¼-cup Mini Angled Measuring Cup. Photo: Kate Milford

You don’t need a lot of equipment to make great drinks at home. If you’re just getting into cocktails, you might start with a shaker, a jigger, and a strainer. More advanced mixologists should consider investing in a good mixing glass, spoon, muddler, and citrus press. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll need, depending on the types of drinks you like.

Shaker: Perhaps the most basic bar tool, this is used to shake cocktails that include mixers (such as juice, dairy, or egg) to blend flavors from the various spirits and ingredients and to chill, aerate, and dilute the drink. Although shakers can be subdivided further, the Boston and cobbler styles are the two main setups you’ll see. Most professionals use Boston shakers, which are comprised of large and small cups that fit together. Both cups are usually metal, but sometimes bartenders use a pint glass for the smaller one. A Boston shaker requires a little more finesse to connect and shake, and needs a separate strainer. Cobbler-style shakers, on the other hand, are more popular with home bartenders. Generally, they separate into three pieces: a canister, a lid with a strainer, and a cap to cover up the holes. These have a tendency to leak, but they don’t require a separate strainer.

Mixing glass: Cocktails made entirely of alcohol (or perhaps very light mixers), such as a martini or Manhattan, should be stirred. Although you can stir in something like a pint glass, a mixing glass with straight sides, a heavy base, and a pour spout works far better (and looks nicer). Mixing glasses are traditionally made of glass rather than metal; glass is a better insulator and allows the guest to watch the cocktail being made.

Bar spoon: Used for preparing stirred cocktails, a bar spoon has a long handle for reaching the bottom of a mixing glass. A good spoon can also scoop up garnishes.

Muddler: This tool smashes herbs, fruit, or sugar cubes for making cocktails like a mojito. All manner of muddlers exist, from heavy plastic cylinders to artisan-made wooden objets d’art to the disk-shaped end of a bar spoon.

Citrus press: Most of the bartenders we spoke with recommended a hand press for citrus-based cocktails. Hand-held citrus reamers tend to be difficult to use; electric and manual presses produce more juice than the average home bartender needs. A hand press, which has a cup for the cut half of citrus and levered handles, will more easily produce the right amount of juice for a couple of drinks.

Our favorite Boston shaker, the Koriko Weighted Shaking Tins, has better balance and a more easily breakable seal than other shakers we tried. Photo: Kate Milford

If you want a cobbler shaker

This all-in-one shaker and strainer will be easier to use for novice mixologists. It has less of a tendency to leak than other cobbler-style shakers, and it feels more solidly built.

Although pro bartenders generally prefer and recommend two-piece Boston shakers, the style does take a separate strainer (and a little more finesse) to work with. If you want an all-in-one solution, we like the Usagi Cobbler Shaker. Chris Tunstall recommends a cobbler shaker for beginners because you don’t need a separate strainer, but these shakers also have a terrible reputation for leaking. Several of our experts criticized them for lids that get stuck and poor built-in strainers with holes that are inefficient, too big, or that drip. The Usagi is the only cobbler shaker we’ve found that doesn’t leak while shaking and that came apart easily.

We tested the quality of the built-in strainer of the cobbler shakers by checking how easy it was to remove the cap and by filling the shaker with small shards of ice and pieces of herbs. Photo: Emily Han

Pull Quote

Our experts cautioned against buying expensive shakers at fancy kitchen stores (they are designed more for looks than functionality), as well as cheaply-made shakers often sold at liquor stores.

The Usagi feels heavier and more solid than Oggi’s Marilyn Tall and Slim Cocktail Shaker, our top cobbler pick from 201(which, according to some of our readers, also has some leaking problems). All three parts of the Usagi shaker remained snug while shaking, yet the parts weren’t so tight that it was tough to break the seal. We also appreciated that the Usagi shaker has a little ergonomic indentation in the cap where you can put your index finger while shaking. For those who care, this shaker also looks nice and classic.

Our experts cautioned against buying expensive shakers at fancy kitchen stores (they are designed more for looks than functionality), as well as cheaply-made shakers often sold at liquor stores.

Jeffrey Morgenthaler praises the Koriko Weighted Shaking Tins, while Robert Hess recommends both the Koriko tins and Usagi Cobbler Shaker models (with preference given to the Boston style).

Our mixing glass pick

This glass has a more stable base and better pour spout than others we looked at. Its understated lines will also complement a variety of styles better than etched versions.

All of the glasses we tried were comparable in size and durability, but the Umami Mart’s wide, heavy base gives it more stability; it does not tip or move around, making it one of the easiest glasses we tried for stirring liquid and ice with a bar spoon. Cocktail Kingdom’s Seamless Yarai Mixing Glass, by comparison, didn’t sit flat on the counter and wobbled with stirring, as did the lightweight French press carafes we tried.

An OXO Hawthorne strainer snugly fit the mouths of most of the mixing glasses we tested. But the spout on the Umami Mart glass is smaller and more precise than those on Cocktail Kingdom’s Yarai Mixing Glass and the W&P Mixing Glass, making straining the drink into a cocktail glass a more foolproof affair. Cocktail Kingdom’s Seamless Yarai Mixing Glass has a similar pour spout and is few dollars cheaper, but its tendency to wobble knocked it out of the running.

Spout size and shape can affect how easy it is to strain and pour from a mixing glass. We preferred the more narrow spout of the Umami Mart glass, far right. Photo: Emily Han

Though it looks delicate, the Umami Mart is made of weighty glass that’s less likely to break than something like a French press beaker. Durability is important “because you’re definitely going to break your mixing glass at some point,” says Jeffrey Morgenthaler. “It’s just a matter of when, and a heavier glass is going to live longer than a lighter one.”

At 550 mL (or 18.5ounces), enough for two drinks, we think the Umami Mart is just right for most home cocktail making. Mixing glasses generally range from 1ounces (480 mL) to 3ounces (one L), but we only tested those of comparable size to the Umami Mart glass. Morgenthaler notes that “a good mixing glass has to be large enough to hold the drink, and a good amount of ice. Smaller is definitely not better here.”

Also great for a budget mixing glass

This glass will tip more easily when mixing, and doesn’t look nearly as elegant as our top pick. But at less than a sixth of the price, it does the trick (and can also work as half of a Boston shaker setup).

A tempered pint glass such as the Anchor Hocking Pint Mixing Glass does not meet the recommendations for a wide base and straight sides. However, it is inexpensive, thick, heavy, durable, fits a Hawthorne strainer snugly, and is multipurpose if you also use it as a shaker and/or drinking glass.

The angle of the glass makes it more difficult to get a smooth and fast stir, and pouring can be less precise than a true mixing glass with a good spout. But the glass does the job and it even makes a good vessel for muddling herbs or citrus.

Mixing glass competition

The mixing glasses we tested, including two French press beakers. Photo: Emily Han

Cocktail Kingdom’s Seamless Yarai Mixing Glass is slightly bigger than the aforementioned mixing glass (550 mL versus 500 mL). It, too, has a wide base, but here the glass is lighter and it does not sit completely flat, making it wobble slightly while mixing. A Hawthorne strainer fits more snugly than the other glass, and the spout is smaller and more precise for pouring.

A couple of our experts recommended Williams-Sonoma’s version of the Yarai glass, but it is no longer available. Instead, we tested the W&P Mixing Glass now available at Williams-Sonoma (and elsewhere). Although it is sturdy, durable, and fits a Hawthorne strainer snugly, the taller height of the glass makes stirring and pouring feel a bit awkward. The glass also has a wide spout that makes pouring less precise than glasses with narrower spouts.

We considered French press carafes, such as the BonJour French Press Replacement Glass Carafe and the Bodum Spare Glass Carafe, but realized these would not work as they typically come in sizes that are too small (1ounces) or too large (3ounces) for a Hawthorne strainer. Furthermore, these inexpensive carafes are made of thin, light glass that moves and wobbles while stirring.

While functional and potentially attractive to some, we omitted scientific beakers from our review because we believe the prominent measurement marks on these glasses detract from the art of using a mixing glass to make cocktails.

Although your favorite bartender may free pour liquor right from the bottle into the shaker tin or mixing glass, measuring into a jigger offers much more accuracy (especially if you’re new to making cocktails). After retesting our original pick along with seven additional models in 201year, we continue to stand by our original recommendation of the OXO Good Grips ¼-cup Mini Angled Measuring Cup.

The OXO also helps prevent spilling and messes—a common problem with traditional two-sided jiggers—because it features a useful pour spout and has extra space in the cup above the highest measurement.

The OXO mini measuring cup’s top-down visibility, pour spout, and space above the top fill line separates it from traditional jiggers. Photo: Emily Han

Brian Van Flandern says, “while I am not normally a fan of plastic, this one is dishwasher safe and allows the user to accurately measure in both ounces, tablespoons, milliliters, and even cups. It is easy to see the measurements even in low light as the inside is marked with clear red lines…the high quality of the plastic does not emit any odors that can alter the flavor of your drink.”

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Shop Oregon Double Old-Fashioned Glass. A great addition to our popular Oregon stemware, the double old-fashined and highball glasses are machine-made using the latest technology to resemble the quality of handblown glassware at an everyday price.

Spirits

Brittany Roberts, general manager of the Swizzle Stick Bar, says the choice of cocktail glass is “going to affect the substance of the drink – whether that’s the temperature or the amount of bubbles,” but it won’t affect the flavor (as would your choice of ice) or your ability to smell the aroma.  ”When you have a Grand Marnier in a snifter glass, you hold the bowl, and that keeps it warm,” Roberts says. Wide-bottomed snifters work well for aromatic brandies and bourbons served without ice.  Fluted Champagne glasses are great for cold drinks with bubbly fizz, since many of these glasses contain a bulb at the bottom where bubbles can collect.  Holding the stem of a martini glass keeps chilled, shaken or stirred drinks cool. The cone shape of the vessel also serves a purpose.  ”They say that this shape of glassware keeps the ingredients mixed together,” Roberts says, recalling how the women of HBO’s Sex and the City sipped pink Cosmopolitans from martini glasses. “That started this whole era of cocktails in martini glasses.”  Roberts says a tall Collins glass is perfect for icy drinks containing “a large amount of juices or nonalcoholic components,” like a rum punch or a Hurricane. A sturdy rocks glass works for a simple rum and Coke or whiskey on the rocks.  You always can buy new glasses, often in bulk from restaurant supply stores, but for funky, one-of-kind styles, try thrift stores, Roberts says.  ”We like to get signature pieces,” she says. “A lot of times we’re making drinks on the fly, based on what people like. We can put them in special glasses.” click to enlarge

Mixologist World Cocktail Shaker Set

Constructed of BPA-free, superior stainless-steel, the 3-piece tin shaker set is adept at mixing classic and exotic drinks. The elimination of chemical treatments means pure flavors, giving this set versatility.

It works well with tequila, vodka, whiskey, gin, rum and any other premium liquor. It also is great for making mocktails (non-alcoholic drinks), so you can serve elegant beverages to those who can’t or don’t enjoy alcohol.

The shaker is 24-ounces, so it can hold drinks at once and is protected against rust, leaks and erosion. Comes with a 5-year warranty and is a great for social butterflies who love to entertain.

If you want something that you can use at home or away, this set fits the bill thanks to a plush carry bag and sturdy construction.

You get a complete bar-on-the go, as this set has a 3-piece Cobbler shaker, double jigger, pourers and recipe book that fits neatly in a luxurious bag. So you can mix drinks at home or shake up some cocktails for friends on the beach.

The tin shaker is BPA-free and comes with a lifetime warranty, so you are guaranteed to be getting a quality product. Constructed with high-grade steel, the shaker and cap/strainer are dishwasher safe and won’t stain or leak when in use.

The pourers give you control when pouring measurements or shots and the double jigger takes the guesswork out of how much you poured. And the book of 100 recipes means you can try a new drink at every party.

A great travel or home set that will last for years to come.

Cobbler

The Cobbler is sleek and easy to use, with a tin shaker, cap and built-in strainer for 1-2-mixing of just about any ingredient. Available in stores everywhere, it is quite convenient thanks to the all-in-one design and various sizes available.

You can get a single-drink size shaker for more intimate gatherings or a larger one that mixes 10-1drinks at a time, saving you time when you have big parties. Plus, you can add ice, ingredients, shake and pour: no other tools needed.

On the down side, the built-in strainer means you need to clean between drinks if you are making different cocktails and the metal on metal can make it hard to open at times. Also, the holes to pour are smaller than average, which can slow down serving times. Best used for smaller parties.

Salt to rim glass

Rim the edge of a margarita glass with salt. Fill cocktail shaker 2/with ice, then add all the liquid ingredients and shake 10-1seconds. Place ice in margarita glass and strain contents of shaker into the glass over the ice. Garnish with lime wedge if desired. To upgrade to a more sophisticated margarita, use a premium tequila like Patron Silver or replace triple sec with Grand Marnier.

Now that you armed with all you need to know about cocktail shakers, it’s time to buy one and get rid of that blender for good. My top cocktail shaker guide proves that anytime can be a great home bartender with the right tool- and a quality cocktail shaker is just that tool.

Inexpensive, stylish and fun, they make creating and serving cocktails a breeze. They are easy to care for and even simpler to use: all you need to do is learn a few recipes (and copy some of Tom’s moves and your set).

So what are you waiting for? If you want to say good-bye to your blender for real and stir up something new and fresh, go out and get a cocktail shaker today.

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How to save up to 86%? Here is little trick.

You must visit the page of sales. Here is the link. If you don’t care about which brand is better, then you can choose the Martini Glasses by the price and buy from the one who will offer the greatest discount.

 

 

Final Word

First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.

Most important, have fun and choose your Martini Glasses wisely! Good luck!

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