The iconic cocktail glass. With its slim stem and wide, conical bowl, this type of glass is typically used for shaken or stirred “straight up” drinks. The shape of the bowl is designed to filter the drink direct to the taste-sensitive tip of the tongue, while the aromas of the mixture are centred straight towards your nose.
The best way to hold the Martini glass is by its stem to keep the bowl away from your hands. The reason for this is simple: you avoid warming and spoiling the drink.
Classically used to serve cocktails like the Martini, Manhattan, Daiquiri and Brooklyn, the glass is often pre-chilled which not only looks great but further helps to keep the temperature down.