Barschool - Glassware
Beer mug

Comes in a myriad of different materials, for example silver, glass or even clay and leather. Can sometimes have a lid.

Brandy snifter

Also called Brandy snifter. Mostly it is a short-stemmed glass that is made to trap the aroma of the Brandy or Whisky inside the glass.

Champagne flute

A long-stemmed glass with a very narrow bowl. The reason for this design is to keep the Champagne from warming up when you hold the glass..

Cocktail glass

A long-stemmed glass with a wide bowl. Normally Cocktails are served with some sort of garnish for that extra aromatic effect. Most cocktails don't have ice in them. Instead they are pre-chilled using ice that is thrown away before the cocktail is poured into the glass.

Coffee mug

Mostly used to drink coffee from. However if you add something special into the mug, like peppermint schnapps, then you suddenly made yourself a drink called Cafe Alpine

Collins glass

A Taller and narrower version of the highball glass. Most known drink to use this glass is the Tom Collins drink.

Cordial/Liqueur glass

Mostly used to serve Liqueur in. It's a smaller glass and normally used for after drinner drinks.

Highball glass

One of the most traditional and common glasses you use when serving mixed drinks. It's similar to the Collins glass but shorter and a bit wider.

Hurricane glass

A tall glass that holds 10-12 oz. Mostly used for Tropical drinks such as the giraffe

Margarita/Coupette glass

Similar to a cocktail glass but has a broader rim, perfect for drinks that use a salted rim. Have you heard of the drink called Margarita? Well this is ofcourse the glass you use.

Beer Glass

Comes in a lot of different varieties. The reason behind this is that different kinds of beer behaves differently from other types of beer. For example some glasses are made to enchance the natural aromas of the beer while others are for having a better effect on the beer head (foam).

Old-fashioned glass

Also known as a "rocks" glass. Traditionally used to serve such drinks as whisky on the rocks (with ice) and the old fashioned, from where it got the name.

Parfait glass

A tall glass, looks a bit like a hurricane glass and is Generally used to serve ice cream.

Pousse-cafe glass

Pousse-cafe is another name for layered drinks. And that is what this glass is for mostly. To layer a drink you need a bar spoon and you always start with the "heaviest" ingredients and work yourself up ending the drink with the lightest ingredient..

Punch bowl

A large bowl that is used to serve large amounts of alcoholic mixes. Generally used at parties so people can serve themself. Sangria is a well-known and common recipe that uses the punch bowl.

Red wine glass

Long-stemmed glass. You generally hold the stem when drinking from this glass. The reason for this is to prevent any temperature changes to the wine. Also to avoid fingerprints on the glass.

Sherry glass

If you're gonna drink a sherry, aperitif or port this is the glass you would choose.

Shot glass

This glass is a small glass. Normally used to drink different liquors straight from the glass as a "shot". It can also be used as a measuring tool since the glass generally holds a jigger (1.5 oz/44 ml).

Whiskey sour glass

Short-stemmed glass. Generally holds 5 oz.

White wine glass

Comes in alot of different sizes and shapes. The reason for this is that different styles of wines needs different types o glasses to accentuate the character of the wine.

Irish Glass

A glass used to serve drinks containing hot beverages, such as hot coffee or chocolate.

Sherbet Glass

A short-stemmed glass normally used to serve ice cream or Sherbet in.


Used to serve larger amounts of whatever beverage that is prefered.

Champagne Short Glass

Short-stemmed glass that resembles the Margarita glass more then the traditional Champagne glass.