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What could be more idyllic on a mild summer's evening than sipping a delicious cocktail on your balcony or out in the garden? The right cocktail glasses are essential to fully savour this special experience. It's not without reason that leading experts on the subject believe that the shape of the glass significantly influences the flavour of this delicious beverage. In any case, it can be observed that the choice of vessel enhances the highly individual characteristics of the cocktail. For that reason, Villeroy & Boch offers you a tasteful selection of high-quality cocktail glasses which are characterised by their sophisticated appearance and promise the highest level of cocktail enjoyment.
The word “cocktail” has its roots in English-speaking countries and originally referred to a herbal mixture of sugar, water and a spirit. In the meantime, the word is used as a generic term to refer both to alcoholic and alcohol-free mixed drinks, ranging from classics such as Tequila Sunrise or Mojito to imaginative individual creations made from freshly pressed juices. In addition to choosing the special ingredients, the respective type of preparation also plays a really decisive role. It's not without reason that James Bond prefers his Vodka Martini to be shaken, not stirred. The so-called Brazil nut-effect ensures that the different taste molecules reach the surface and therefore intensify the enjoyment.
Villeroy & Boch not only looks back on a long tradition of high-quality porcelain manufacture. The manufacturer's high-quality crystal glasses have also been exhibiting a perfect shape since 1843 and are truly captivating with their high quality craftsmanship and uniquely impeccable cut. The meticulously polished vessels appeal to the eye with their charming sparkly glaze and are impressively resistant and unusually tough despite their delicate appearance. The cocktail glasses can be washed in the dishwasher without any problem and prove to be particularly long-lasting.
The variety of cocktail recipes is almost unbelievable, with the perfect mixture to suit every taste. To stylishly serve this delicious cool drink, two different types of glass should be considered. Varieties with a wide base and a clearly youthful style are mainly used to serve lavish cocktails such as Sex on the Beach or Planters Punch, effectively decorated with dainty umbrellas and fresh fruit. Glasses with a solid base without a stem tend to be used for drinks such as Cuba Libre, Gin Tonic or Caipirinha which are served without opulent patterns . You can find both types with their striking appearance at Villeroy & Boch.