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by Caitlin Casey |

We lurrrvee having a cocktail but sometimes, if you're stuck with mugs in your house, it just doesn't have the same zhuzh as drinking out of a martini glass.

Move over wine glasses - we're making room for our flash new cocktail glasses.

Mai Tai, Caipirinha or Margarita, there's absolutely no problem making those here. No more boring Mimosas in the house. Well, actually - maybe just one. Or two.

We've been on the hunt to find the best cocktail glasses sets you can get your hands on (literally). Whether cocktail or mocktail, get your gal pals around for the evening, because it's going to be getting boozy up in here.

Mojito for me, pls.

What glasses are best for cocktails?

What better way to get our best cocktail advice than from the experts? Roop Kahlon, the in-house mixologist and industry expert of VIP Bottles, gave us the low-down on what cocktail glasses we need to be using.

Firstly, we asked Roop why our glasses are so important in the cocktail-making process. “Glassware is one of the most underrated parts of the drinks making process. The glassware is not just a vessel to hold the liquid. The shape, size and weight also give an impression of what to expect before taking a sip. When looking to purchase your glassware, the weightier the better. This is a sign of quality and durability," he says.

What about specifics, though? He spills: "If you’re using aromatics like lemon and orange peels, use a taller, thinner glass to help accentuate the scent. Champagne flutes are shaped to allow the aroma to travel to your nose once the bubbles pop at the surface."

"For the more discerning drinkers that like their spirits neat, there’s nothing quite like a weighty rocks glass, also known as a short or tumbler. This glassware allows you to add ice to dilute, a mixer or nothing at all, which makes it the perfect versatile partner with a premium spirit.

"Fans of more refreshing ‘tall’ cocktails need to look for a Collins glass. These are great for the classics such as Mojitos and Long Island Iced Teas. They can also be used for everyday vodka, lime, lemonades and gin and tonics.

"It’s difficult to talk about cocktails without mentioning the Martini glass, also known as the cocktail glass. This iconic glassware was named after the infamous cocktail itself. If your glassware collection is looking crowded, a wine glass is a good alternative to a Martini glass, as the stem keeps your hands from warming up your cocktail too quickly.”

Well, that's it then. We'll take them all.

SHOP: The best cocktail glasses sets 2022

Dartington Bar Six Cocktail, Set of 6

Best variety cocktail glasses set
Dartington Bar Six Cocktail, Set of 6

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Dartington

Crystal glasses, yes please. Dartington is known for their top-quality glasses so we're grabbing this set of Martini, Margarita and Gin glasses - because, what more could you want? They'll stock up any drinks cart perfectly.

Set of 4 Maxim Martini Glasses

Best martini cocktail glasses
Set of 4 Maxim Martini Glasses

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M&S

If you're having a cocktail night, you need to have a decent set of Martini glasses. They'll make you look super sophisticated and you can pop everything from Pornstar Martinis to Cosmopolitans in them.

John Lewis & Partners Sip Gin Cocktail Glass, Set of 4, 720ml, Clear

Best classic gin glass set
John Lewis & Partners Sip Gin Cocktail Glass, Set of 4, 720ml, Clear

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Amazon

Gin lovers, this one is for you. You'll want a gin goblet to fill up with your perf gin, tonic and botanicals to make the most out of your cocktail. You can't have a full set of cocktail glasses without these babies.

MADE Hollie Set of 6 Ribbed Glass Tumblers, Clear

Best low tumbler cocktail glasses
MADE Hollie Set of 6 Ribbed Glass Tumblers, Clear

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MADE.com

Low-ball glass tumblers are perf for any whiskey fans, but also work great as glasses for normal drinks too. We love these ribbed options, so just grab your fav Old Fashioned and you're good to go.

Habitat Japonica Set of 4 Champagne Coupe

Best coupe cocktail glasses
Habitat Japonica Set of 4 Champagne Coupe

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Argos

These cocktail glasses will have you feeling ready for the champers in no time. Coupes are super cute and feel a bit more fancy than a usual Prosecco glass.

La Redoute Set of 4 Margarita Glasses 29.5cl

Best margarita glasses
La Redoute Set of 4 Margarita Glasses 29.5cl

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La Redoute

We'll have you singing 'Tequila' with these La Redoute Margarita glasses. Make sure to whip up a few jugs of a classic Marg recipe and line your glasses with salt for a proper authentic feel.

LSA International Borough Highball Glasses, Set of 4, 420ml, Clear

Best highball cocktail glasses
LSA International Borough Highball Glasses, Set of 4, 420ml, Clear

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John Lewis

Highballs are necessary for any traditional spirit-and-mixer drink as well as Mojitos and Dark n' Stormy cocktails. Every cocktail glasses set needs a tall glass to kick things off.

Oliver Bonas Aur Gold Gin Glasses Set of Two

Best decorated gin cocktail glasses
Oliver Bonas Aur Gold Gin Glasses Set of Two

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Oliver Bonas

If you're looking for something a lil' different, these Oliver Bonas gin glasses have a super sweet gold decoration painted onto them. Up your G+T game.

Ariele Gold Martini Cocktail Glasses Set of Four

Best decorated martini cocktail glasses
Ariele Gold Martini Cocktail Glasses Set of Four

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Oliver Bonas

Another super cute option from Oliver Bonas, these Martini glasses have an art-deco print on them to make you feel extra fancy. Someone get my gin & vermouth.

Anthropologie Set of 4 Jessie Highball Glasses

Best unique highball glasses
Anthropologie Set of 4 Jessie Highball Glasses

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Anthropologie

These Anthropologie glasses are hand-blown so every glass is totally unique and have a sweet blue print swirled into the glass. Pair up with the matching Anthropologie low-ball set and jug for a full collection.

The Forest & Co Set of Two Gold Rimmed Cocktail Glasses

Best vintage cocktail glasses
The Forest & Co Set of Two Gold Rimmed Cocktail Glasses

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Trouva

Sometimes we all just want to feel like we're living in a set of The Great Gatsby. Get these gold-rimmed cocktail glasses to top up your tipples. Leonardo DiCaprio is unfortunately not included.

Rosado Pink Stemless Gin Glasses Set of Four

Best stemless gin glasses
Rosado Pink Stemless Gin Glasses Set of Four

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Oliver Bonas

We love anything a little bit different - and so these stemless gin glasses are too tempting. Made with pink ribbed glass that is decorated with gold foil, these will really impress your pals.

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What kind of cocktail glasses are there?

There are loads of cocktail glasses out there, so you'll want to make sure you've got the low-down of all the classics. Lucky for you, we've put this handy lil' guide together of all the basics. Just check it out:

Martini glasses: Maybe the most obvious cocktail glass, you'll definitely know it. Usually filled with gin and vermouth and the star of this cocktail emoji: 🍸.

Highball glasses: Aka Collins glasses, usually a tall, round glass that looks like a cylinder. Perf for Mojitos and Dark n' Stormy cocktails.

Coupe glasses: Those ones that you put champers in when you're feeling extttraaa fancy. Also works as glasses for a Manhattan and Gimlet. If you're a fan of Pornstar Martini's, you'll find they're usually served in these too. Don't forget the passion fruit!

Margarita glasses: Those delicious tequila-y drinks fit perfectly in a margarita glass. Like an upturned sombrero, line the rim with salt and pour in your dangerous drink.

Lowball glasses: Also known as Old Fashioned or 'rocks' glasses, these are low glasses that are usually filled with Negroni's and Whiskey. Top them up with ice to enjoy.

Shot glasses: As it says on the tin. It's debatable whether it counts as a cocktail glass but we'll go along with it anyway.

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