This year, with that little C virus kicking about, you’re probably thinking about a stay-cation rather than a trip to Spain. So, you’ve opened your beautiful fresh bottle of blackberry gin, the freezer is packed with enough ice to build Mount Everest, your complete fruit bowl has been chopped and sliced…and then, oh no, you have to spoil it all by serving your cocktail into a boring old half pint glass from 1984! Well, to be frank, this can’t go on: so we’ve scanned the UK and found our top 5 gorgeous cocktail glasses for summer. So, take a peak and design a far better and more pleasurable drinking experience. Let’s go shopping, cocktail lovers!
1. Make a fresh start with your cocktail glass collection with this gorgeous Leaf Glass
Available as a stunning set of 6, these fresh Leaf Glasses are by Rex London and give a lovely retro vibe with their green and blue leaf motif. Each glass holds a good sized cocktail, with plenty of room for crushed ice, straw and cherry. Great for garden parties (social distancing of course).
2. One-Off, unique and vintage patterned tumbler glasses
Looking for something original and mid-century? How about this fabulous set of 4 tumbler glasses from the 1960’s? You can’t beat this era of glassware.
3. Go Copa with these large hand-painted gin glasses
So what are these Copa gin glasses? Well they are shaped with a wide bowl, designed to heighten the aroma and enhance the flavour of your gin and tonic. Sounds good to me! The wonderful Surrey-based company, Sunny by Sue, have designed a fabulous range of Copa gin glasses, all with hand-painted designs.
For example, take a look at this Sunny by Sue Gold Silver glass. We’ve completely gone dotty over it, now where’s the ice and lemon?
4. Oranges and lemons, says the bells of St.Clements
One of my favourite non-alcoholic cocktails is a refreshing St. Clements. I discovered it one day, when I’d gone to the pub and as I was the nominated driver I was off the vodka and bored of the diet coke. So, the rather attractive barman suggested this gorgeous drink…a fizzy combination of bitter lemon and fresh orange juice.
Who’d have thought that a soft beverage could be so exciting eh! Even more exciting if served in one of these bright and vibrant summer lemons designed cocktail tall tumbler!
5. Shaken not stirred with this elegant Martini glass
As well as James Bond’s well-known tipple, this beautiful pink and white Japanese blossom martini glass will also be mighty fine for a stimulating espresso martini.
Hand-painted, this cocktail glass comes in a beautiful gift box. A wonderful present for someone looking to celebrate their prom night, or anniversary.