Craft cocktail enthusiasts know that to make the perfect drink, you need the highest quality, freshest ingredients. But how often do we think about another central aspect of the ideal cocktail -- the glass?
Denver Cramer and Liely Faulkner, the designers behind Australian glassware company Denver + Liely, spend a lot of time thinking about just that. They say their 'perfect gin glass' is the optimal shape for a classic gin cocktail or a new school sipping gin. It has a wide base that provides plenty of room for ice. It narrows slightly closer to the top, concentrating the aromas. The dimensions of the glass are so specific that each is hand blown.
What can glass shape actually do to affect they way you enjoy a cocktail? Let's look at the traditional glasses for classic gin cocktails.