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A Guide on Different Types of Glassware

We usually believe that glassware is simply for holding drinks of all sorts, like juices, smoothies, milkshakes, and more. But there are so many varieties available that each piece of glassware has a purpose. There are even some that are designed to level up your beverages’ flavor, aroma, and a lot more. Let 5-Minute Crafts guide you through the many ranges of glassware while proposing a toast to celebrations ahead.

1. Water and cooler glasses

Cooler glasses are also called standard water glasses, and as the name suggests, they simply serve water. And, of course, they also hold every type of cold beverage too. The conventional water glasses bear tall and straight sides and can hold at least 10 to 25 ounces.

2. Juice glasses

As the name suggests, these glasses are meant to hold and serve juice. They’re famous for their smaller capacities, and they’re perfect for serving fresh juice during breakfast and brunch time. The usual height of these glasses is around 5 inches and holds at least 3-7 ounces of liquid. They’re available in a variety of shapes and designs to make them look attractive with brightly colored juices.

3. Rocks glasses

These glasses are also called low glasses or old-fashioned glasses, as they bear a strong and wide round base. Nowadays, these glasses are filled with water and complemented with a carafe to let people refill their own glasses. Sometimes, rocks glasses are used as juice glasses as well.

4. Tumblers

This is the most common and famous type of beverage glass. You can usually find tumblers in a casual setting. They are commonly made of plastic, which is perfect for big cafeterias in schools, universities, etc. They’re available in all sizes and have capacities of around 5-30 ounces. Sometimes tumblers can be made of glass too.

5. Latte and coffee

This glassware is particularly meant for serving hot drinks. It’s made with heatproof glass and the handle is placed on the lower side in such a way that it’s comfortable for you to hold the glass while you enjoy your hot drink.

6. Hurricane

The hurricane glass was invented in New Orleans by a tavern owner named Pat O’Brien in 1940. The drink he made was first served in a lamp-shaped glass that had the shape of a hurricane. This is how this glassware got its name. It can hold up to 20 ounces of liquid.

7. Pint

These glasses are tall and conical, and sometimes more cylindrical too. These glasses are clear so that you can see your beverage, they have a broad top in order to maintain foam at the head, and they can hold one pint of liquid. Pint glasses are also ideal for serving soda and water.

8. Milkshake

Milkshake glasses were quite famous in the ’50s and ’60s. These retro glasses bear deep bowls that can fit in every kind of spoon. These glasses also have gentle curves halfway down and have a big broad base that assists in lowering the center of gravity. This is necessary because once you add whipped cream and a cherry on top, these glasses can become quite heavy.

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