Best Cocktail Mixing Glass

by RJ Peristere

Large ice cubes, a few dashes of bitters, and your favorite bourbon spin round and round inside the cocktail mixing glass. Your perfect cocktail is almost ready. The guests are excited for their first drinks of the night. But how do you choose the perfect cocktail mixing glass? We've done the research and consulted with bartenders across the globe and identified a few key features. We've recently updated our list with new options from true craftsman while keeping the best from last season.

  • Made of Glass

  • A pouring lip

  • Quality of Construction

A true bartender knows the difference between a cheap off the shelf model and the proper mixing glass for quality cocktails. Ditch the plastic. Steel is okay. Glass is the proper way to go.

We've proceed to order the glassware with two Premium an Entry Level, and a Glassware Set. All three Mixing Glasses are lead free crystal glass.

Best Cocktail Mixing Glass Comparison

Artisan Glass

The Artisan glass is our favorite of the three mixing glasses. The Artisan Glass is made in the traditional Venetian Style, hand blown from a fiery hot glob of glass and then blown up through a pipe like a balloon.

What we like :

  • Hand Blown Glass

  • Durability

  • Style and clean lines

  • Dishwasher safe

Hand Blown Mixing Glass, Best Mixing Glass

The hand-blown style process below.

Hand Blown Glass

The annealing process (or the heating and cooling of the glass) makes the Artisan Glass one of the most durable mixing glasses to changing temperatures. So don't be shy to throw in a hot espresso followed by some big ice cubes...and then throw it in the dishwasher!

Hand Blown Mixing Glass, Artisan Mixing Glass

The size of the Artisan Mixing Glass allows you to make A Few Cocktails or drinks at a time. The pour spout also allows guessed it...easy pouring.

Important Details :

  1. Standard Julep Strainer or Hawthrone Strainers work

  2. Liquid Capacity - 22 Oz

Price : 120.00$$

The Flagship Mixing Glass

The Flagship Mixing Glass from Bull In China is a beautiful piece hand crafted with beauty and functionality in mind. This glass is not only durable but also dishwasher safe. So don't worry about adding too much honey or sticky juices to this mixing glass.

What we like :

  • High Quality Craftsmanship

  • Best Bang for Buck

  • Dishwasher safe

Best Mixing Glass, Seamless

The interior of the mixing glass is completely seamless, so your mixing utensil will not get caught on the edges of the glass. The size on the flagship mixing glass is about 22 Ounces. So not too big but not too small.

Stirred Cocktails

This glass is handmade as well. So no two mixing glasses are the same. Each gift will be unique!

Hand Blown Glass

This is a perfect addition to any home bar or cocktail enthusiast collection.

Important Details :

  • Highly Durable

  • Directional Spout for easy pouring

Price : 60.00 $$

Oak Grain Mixing Glass for Cocktails

Our most extravagant, for the artists out there is the Oak Grain Mixing Glass. Of the three cocktail mixing glasses the Oak Grain is perhaps the best for an entry level glass. You won't get the originality of the the first two, but if you're buying in bulk or just need to fill out a set. The Oak Grain is a great place to start.

What we like :

  • Totally non-traditional Style

  • High Quality Glass

artisan mixing glass, unique mixing glass

The Oak Grain mixing glass is also seamless on the interior. So your bar spoon won't get caught on any of the edges. The Oak Grain also has a weighted base so the glass won't slosh around as your mixing cocktails. One of the best mixing glasses.

fun mixing glass

Who Will Love It:

  • Beginner Bartenders

  • Cocktail Enthusiasts

Who Will Not Love It :

  • Traditionalists

Price : 75.00$$

What Drinks to Make with your Cocktail Mixing Glass?

Now that you have the perfect mixing glass it's time to make the perfect cocktail. We recommend you start out by making a Rum Old Fashioned or Manhattan.

Rum Old Fashioned



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