I saw the following video the other day, and just thought I’d share. It’s an interesting dive into “Why Aren’t All Cocktails Served in the Same Glass?” While I wish there was a little more history in it, it’s still a fun watch.
I’m sort of entertained by the discussion of champagne flutes, as that’s the main piece of glassware that we don’t actually own (in case you haven’t noticed by the lack of pictures of them). So now I feel better about that.
Overall, it is something to think about. As a guy, I do sometimes feel a little weird when I get a “girly” glass (even though I know that’s dumb), so that’s one effect glasses have. And, on the flipside, one of the most discussed posts that I’ve had so far is the Port Wine Sangaree, and I’m pretty sure that was mainly because of the really cool gemstone-shaped glasses we used.
So, it matters, and that’s really the only point of this post. One last note — we got “American Mules” the other day at a restaurant (Moscow Mules but with rye) which were served in the typical metal mugs BUT they were double walled so they didn’t get annoyingly cold like the normal copper ones do. IT’s kinda cool when they get frosty, but not practical. These hit the balance perfectly between aesthetics and utility!