Cocktail making is both a science and an art. Mixing quality ingredients in the right quantities is crucial to crafting a tasty drink — at the end of the day, flavor is paramount. Still, having the proper glassware elevates the experience of enjoying a drink, and while some cocktails adapt to multiple serving methods (such as the Manhattan), others benefit from specific types of glasses to showcase aromas and visuals, or to preserve temperature or fizziness.

Home bartenders can’t go wrong sticking to the first three glasses below, but if space and budget allows, some specialty vessels can really take the glassware game to the next level.

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