The Best Martini Glasses to Shop Now—Because the Espresso Martini Is Back, Hadn’t You Heard?
Dubbed a resurging drink by The New York Times, the espresso martini may be fueling the second roaring twenties. Social media will confirm this: the best martini glasses filled with the chocolate-colored cocktail is making appearances all over. The drink seems to be a fan favorite amongst those who are reliving their lives in full force but, for those who are well-versed in nightlife, the sweet-then-bitter drink never truly left. And, how could it have? Made up of coffee, a dash of Kahlua, and a generous amount of vodka, its composition is near perfection.
To make matters even better, the espresso martini’s roots are equally as glamorous as you’d expect. In the 1980s, the legendary bartender Dick Bradsel at London’s Soho Brasserie came across a young model (according to lore, she is now within the supermodel ranks) who needed something to give her a second wind. A coffee machine neighbored the area where Bradsel made his cocktails and, thus, the espresso martini was born.
Though the dangerously delicious cocktail shares few similarities with a traditional martini, it contains vodka and comes served in the lithe-stemmed martini glass. And if you’re going to equip yourself with all the necessary accouterments to jump on the caffeine-cocktail trend, you’re going to need the proper glassware.
While you may never go wrong with a classic v-shaped coupe, it never hurts to switch things up with a vintage or novel martini glass option. Ahead are a few suggestions for some of the best martini glasses to serve your guests. Your cocktail will be perfect, but these glasses will make them even more delicious.
The Classic Triangle
Like most things in this arena, a classic martini glass will never be out of fashion. Its long stem and the triangular silhouette is the perfect option to keep your ‘tinis cold, and your guests satisfied.
The Vintage Touch
If you’re looking to add a bit of depth to your glassware collection, consider turning an eye to vintage models. They’re chic, highly desirable, and, most of all, rare.
The Splash of Color
Who said your martini glasses have to be vodka-clear? A hint of color might be the exciting touch needed for either an intimate gather or rambunctious bunch.
The High-Personality Glass
For those who like to make a bit of a statement, why not add these out-of-the-box pieces of glassware. If your martini doesn’t do the trick, these glasses are certainly enough to get the conversations going.
The Bold and Stemless
Since drinks seem to bring out the clumsiness in all of us, save yourself from having to do any future clean-ups and consider a martini glass without a stem.
The Shaken Not Stirred
And since you’re all set with glassware, round out all your martini and cocktail needs with an elegant shaker or a cocktail kit.