There are so many types of glasses that are used when bartending; that sometimes it is overwhelming. Just take a look at all the variations throughout Australia
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Wine And Spirits
Wine Glasses – There are several types of glasses used for serving wine, a goblet glass is used for red wines and the more slender glass is used for white wines. The proper amount of wine that should be poured in a wine glass is about 4.5 ounces or 135ml, which usually fills the glass about halfway.
Champagne Flutes – These glasses look like white wine glasses, but they are longer and more slender. They usually only hold about 3 to 4 ounces of liquid or 120-150ml.
Shot Glasses – Easy enough; these tiny glasses are usually an ounce or an ounce and a half and are used for shots of alcohol.
Highball Glasses – Used for normal mixed drinks (rum and coke, gin and tonics). These glasses hold between 6 and 8 ounces of liquid (180 – 240 ml) , depending on the amount of ice. Remember with any mixed drink though the amount of liquor that goes in a drink is approximately an ounce.
Rocks Glasses – These glasses have several purposes, usually they are used when someone wants a shot (sometimes rum or vodka) served over ice. They are also used for smaller mixed drinks (vodka with a splash of cranberry, Dewars with water). Rocks glasses hold about 4 ounces of liquid (120ml).
Collins Glasses – Are slightly taller than highball glasses but are more slender. They are usually used for larger mixed drinks such as a Long Island Ice Tea, or when a customer wants an extra shot of liquor in their drink.
Snifters – Also known as a brandy snifter because it is most frequently used for brandies, though other liquors can be poured in them as well. A snifter looks almost like a fish bowl; its shape allows the aroma of the brandy to fully be appreciated. An important thing to know, never ever pour ice in a snifter, especially one that you are pouring brandy into. Brandy connoisseurs do not appreciate chilled brandy. Only about an ounce of liquor should be poured into this glass.
Martini Glasses – This glass looks similar to a wine class, but it has a wider mouth and very narrow bottom. These glasses are used for the many types of martinis you will be making. They can also be used for margaritas. They hold about 6 ounces if properly filled (180ml).
Irish Coffee Glass – Like its name implies, this glass is used for heated or hot alcoholic drinks. They hold about 6 ounces of liquid (180ml).