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National Cocktail Day

National Cocktail Day is celebrated March 24th, a day that celebrates the art of mixology of a perfectly crafted cocktail. On March 24th, people all around the world come together to indulge in their favorite cocktails and raise a glass in celebration. We understand the importance of having the right glassware to truly appreciate the flavors and aromas of your favorite drinks. Discover the perfect stemware for your favorite cocktails and elevate your drinking experience with Rosenthal's glassware. With our stunning designs and premium quality, we invite you to indulge in the world of fine spirits.

The perfect glass: which one to use?

Let's start from the beginning: what is a cocktail?

A cocktail is a mixed drink typically consisting of a combination of spirits, mixers, and garnishes. The history of cocktails dates back to the early 19th century, with legendary bartenders like Jerry Thomas pioneering the craft. Some classic cocktails include the martini, whiskey sour, margarita, and old fashioned - each served in a special glass to unfold the flavor. Popular spirits used in cocktails include rum, vodka, gin, bourbon, and absinthe, each adding their own distinct flavor profiles to the drink. Whether you prefer a fruity cocktail like a daiquiri or a more refined option like a champagne cocktail, there are endless recipes to suit every taste. The art of mixology has evolved over the years, with bartenders continuously experimenting with new flavors and ingredients to create innovative and delicious cocktails on social gatherings.

The classic

Longdrink & Highball

The terms Highball and Longdrink are often used interchangeably, but there are specific differences between the two. A Highball is a cocktail traditionally served in a tall, slender glass known as a highball glass. This type of Highball glass typically holds between 8 to 12 ounces and is used for cocktails that contain a larger amount of mixer than spirits. A Longdrink is a broader category of cocktail that generally involves mixing a spirit with a larger amount of a nonalcoholic mixer such as soda, juice, or tonic water. A Longdrink glass is typically a larger tumbler, which can hold up to 16 ounces or more. The key difference lies in the size and shape of the glasses used.

Versace Medusa Lumiere Rhapsody Longdrink glass from above

The sophisticated & fancy

Martini or Cosmopolitan?

When it comes to enjoying a sophisticated cocktail such as a Martini, Cosmopolitan or Champagne cocktails, the choice of glass is crucial to the overall experience. The classic Martini glass with its long stem and wide bowl allows the Martini to shine with its elegant presentation. Its iconic V-shaped design not only enhances the visual appeal of the cocktail but also allows to savor the aromas as they take each sip. The delicate stem ensures that the drink remains cold without being warmed by the heat of the hand, while the wide bowl provides ample space for the flavors to fully develop. On the other hand, some may prefer alternative glasses for their Cosmopolitan and Champagne cocktails. These may include the classic Champagne flute or liquor glass. The shape of the glass can influence the way in which the flavors of the cocktail are perceived, making it a matter of personal preference.

The Old fashioned

Whiskey Cocktails

When preparing whiskey cocktails, it is vital to select the appropriate glassware. The classic choice for serving whiskey cocktails is the whiskey tumbler, known for its wide opening that allows the aroma of the whiskey to be fully appreciated. The sturdy base of the tumbler also provides stability for stirring or muddling ingredients. For a more sophisticated presentation, consider serving whiskey cocktails in sleek whiskey glasses that showcase the rich color of the spirit. These glasses often feature a narrower opening, which can enhance the concentration of aromas for a more nuanced drinking experience. By paying attention to the details of glassware, you can elevate your whiskey cocktail experience and impress your guests with your attention to detail and dedication to craftsmanship.

Versace Medusa Lumiere Haze Whiskey glasses on marble table
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