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9 Cocktail Glasses Explained

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9 Cocktail Glasses Explained

Have you ever watched a barperson take an age to mix the perfect drink and then serve it to you in completely the wrong glass? If anyone tells you that it doesn't matter, show them this.

This helpful infographic from Fairmont lists nine different types of cocktail glasses and how they're designed to accentuate the flavours and aromas of certain drinks, while keeping them at the correct temperature or providing the right vessel for a good bit of muddling. 

There's also some fascinating background history on each. Do you know why a highball glass is so called? Take a look below to find out.

So bookmark this page and next time you get served a margarita in a jam jar or similar such nonsense, just flash this on your phone to the bartender (although you might not get served again).

Here's a guide to 20 of the most popular cocktails and how to make them

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