From coupe glasses to tiki mugs, there are plenty of traditional glasses to choose from when creating a cocktail, and they all have their time and place depending on the drink in question. But some bartenders are choosing to shun expected glassware in favor of drinking vessels that are a little more exciting. Here are 15 ways that bartenders around the world are getting creative when serving their drinks.
Talk about a lightbulb moment—this cocktail is illuminating. (We’ll see ourselves out.)
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Lowball cocktails taste even better with mini scenescapes.
Splish splash I was… drinking a Martini?
Here’s to taking the Prairie Oyster literally.
Tiki haven Three Dots and a Dash dives in with a scuba helmet and liquid nitrogen.
You can drink straight out of a can...
When pipe dreams really do come true.
Don’t worry, Jaws won’t bite.
Locked inside your heart-shaped… glass?
Melt away with this popsicle bubble.
We’re not exactly sure what’s going on here, but we like it.
When all else fails, order an IV.