Choosing the Right Cocktail Glasses: The Perfect Glass for any Drink

Choosing the Right Cocktail Glasses: The Perfect Glass for any Drink

Are you trying to craft a cocktail of your own invention? Let Abode Homewares’ Drinkware help spice up your margarita or cosmopolitan. Whether you’re looking to make a spiked lemonade for a garden party, or a mai tai for a summer pool party, our recipes and matching glassware will be sure to wow your guests.

Mixologist Must-Haves: The Essentials for Mixing Cocktails


Before we begin, you’ll need the essentials: The 16 oz. cocktail mixer is where you’ll put all your ingredients together to effortlessly mix them into the tastiest drink. You’ll also need the Deluxe Stainless Steel Bar Spoon, which makes drink prep easier, especially for tall glasses, and our 2 oz Stainless Steel Jigger to help measure out ingredients to ensure you get the right amount of everything.

Now that you have everything you need to mix your cocktail, let’s get to crafting!

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Once you’ve got the tacos and the guacamole, chips all set up nicely in our Vasaio Chip & Dip Platter, all you need is the perfect margarita! Great for a Cinco de Mayo celebration with friends, a classic margarita recipe will complete the package. We’ve selected a classic recipe from the tequila experts themselves, Jose Cuervo!

Which Glass we Suggest: The Kaleidoscope Margarita Glass Set

For such a festive and fun drink, you will want to add color! Try our Kaleidoscope Margarita Glass set. The rainbow design will have your guests talking and ready to celebrate! These margarita glasses can also be used indoors or outdoors, so you can fiesta under the stars.


The Cuervo Margarita

What You Need:

  • 2 parts Jose Cuervo Especial® Silver
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • 1 parts triple sec
  • Ice
  • Lime Garnish
  • Salt for rim

How to Prepare:

  1. In your 16 oz. cocktail mixer add ice, Jose Cuervo Especial® Silver tequila, triple sec and fresh lime juice.
  2. Shake well!
  3. Cut the lime into wedges and rub it around the lip of the glass.
  4. Dip the lip of the glass in salt.
  5. Put more ice into your glass and add your drink using a strainer.
  6. Garnish with another lime wedge.

Summer Splash

Summer should be spent outdoors, so why not prepare a cocktail for a sunny summer pool party! Hot dogs, hamburgers, salads and a sweet mai tai are all you need for this get-together. We recommend taking your cocktail up a notch with this Royal Hawaiian Mai Tai recipe from Curacao Liqueur, one of the main ingredients in any mai tai.

Which Glass we Suggest: Tiki Jumbo Glasses

You need a sunny and cheerful glass to match your summer-inspired cocktail,  so we suggest our exotic Tiki Jumbo Glasses! They are great for outdoor use and add personality to your party. Let your guests pick their color to help them remember which drink is theirs, and enjoy the sweet tastes of summer while relaxing by the pool. 


Royal Hawaiian Mai Tai

What You Need:

  • ½ part Senior Curacao Liqueur (Triple Sec)
  • 1 part Dark Rum
  • 1 ½ part Pineapple Juice
  • 1 dash Grenadine
  • 1 ½ part Gold/Amber Rum
  • ¼ part Lime Juice
  • 1 ½ part Orange Juice
  • Ice
  • Orange Garnish

How to Prepare: 

  1. Add all ingredients and ice to your 16 oz. cocktail mixer.
  2. Shake well!
  3. Place more ice into your glass and add your drink using a strainer.
  4. To liven up your drink, you can add an orange wedge. 

Spring Garden Get-Together

If you saw our blog post for tips for entertaining any crowd, you know what types of foods and table settings are suitable for a garden party. Now, we are going to give you the perfect cocktail recipe for this type of occasion! We suggested a floral-infused cocktail, but we also think spiked fresh lemonades would be a great fit. It’s light enough to pair with finger sandwiches and other smaller eats. Keeping with the summer theme, go for a  cocktail that incorporates seasonal produce, like this tasty recipe from Grey Goose.

Which Glass we Suggest: Bubble Pitcher and Jumbo Glasses

To keep with your natural and airy theme, we suggest the Bubble Pitcher and Bubble Jumbo Glasses. These glasses are simple, but they still add character to your set-up, plus they come in a variety of fun and festive colors. If you are expecting a larger group, you can also use the Vintage Bottle Drink Dispenser so your guests can easily pour their own drinks. The main idea here is simple, yet effective!


 Fresh Berry Lemonade

What You Need:

  • 1 ½ part Grey Goose Le Citron  
  • 4 parts lemonade
  • Ice
  • 1 Lemon
  • 5 Raspberries

How to Prepare:

  1. Add lemon and raspberries to your 16 oz. cocktail mixer and muddle.
  2. Add the rest of your ingredients.
  3. Shake well!
  4. Strain into a glass and add lemon and raspberries.

The tastiest cocktails with Abode’s durable and design-driven drinkware will make a bold statement at any gathering!

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