Style is how the glass looks, and each style can encompass a large range of sizes. For example, with the classic Gibraltar glasses have eight lower facets with a smooth upper rim no matter what size. Ex. Gibraltar Shot, Gibraltar Rocks, Gibraltar Tall.
Gibraltar: Eight lower facets with rounded tops, and smooth upper area.
Executive: Five lower facets that blend into smooth upper area.
Regular/Smooth: "Plain" glasses with conical or cylindrical cross section.
Liberty: Smaller base flares below mid-section.
The Size of glasses can be influenced by usage. For example, Highball glasses are intended for medium-sized traditional highballs (alcohol plus mixer) and cocktails (mixed alcohols) and come in Gibraltar and Executive sizes.
In addition to these size types there are of course specialty glassware and stemware, usually intended for specific drinks (i.e. Cocktail or "Martini" Glass, Wine Glass, Beer Mug).
See the guide below for details.
Serving drinks in their proper glasses is a point of pride for many bartenders, however there is no strict guide and variations occur between on sources, regions, eras, and types of bars. Most establishments cannot afford every type of glass, and there are perhaps hundreds styles. Our collection covers the essentials and more
. BarConic™ glassware types are represented below with their common uses, which make our line suitable for just about every kind of bar setting imaginable!
1 & 1.5 ounces. Available in many colors and styles. Typically, shots
are single alcohol pours intended for drinking quickly. Priced low for very high demand.
2 - 4 ounces. Available in short and tall
. Typically used for mixed alcohol shooters or large shots. 2.5 ounce size and larger can be used as votives.
8 - 10 ounces. Available in Executive, Gibraltar. Traditionally, highballs
are single alcohols with a mixer on ice, although this is a very versatile glass.
11 - 15 ounces. Available in Executive, Gibraltar and Liberty. Versatile glass used for mixed drinks
with ice, sodas, juices, and water.
15 ounces. Used for mixing cocktails
with a shaker, or as a glass for serving beer. Filled to the rim, this glass holds approximately one US Pint (16oz).
11 & 15 ounces. Available in two sizes and styles. Designed to serve cold draft beer
or alongside a bottle. Glass is often chilled.
8 ounces. Commonly known as "Martini Glass
" eponymously. Used for chilled, mixed cocktails without ice (martini, manhattan, cosmo).
12 ounces. Designed for the classic margarita
with salted rim. Occasionally used for daiquiris and even for serving appetizers and desserts.