While there are some general standards for how you serve certain drinks, the glassware choice is pretty subjective. Here’s a quick overview of the common types of glassware and how they are typically used. This table is not a “rule book” – feel free to experiment!
Here are some ideas for “thinking outside the glass”:
- Serve the glass in a different glass than what the customer will be drinking it in. (Pour table-side or let the customer pour.)
- Collecting unique & vintage glassware at thrift stores
- Using classic but creative cups like Moscow Mule cups