Why We Only Drink Gin & Tonics Out of These Glasses

When you order a Gin & Tonic outside of the U.S., you’ll quickly realize that your go-to tipple is more than what you commonly see at dive bars across the country. The G&T is a classic drink, and crafting one is a real show of skill.

There are a few things that make a proper Gin & Tonic an elevated cocktail. Whether you prefer a classic London dry or prefer a more contemporary, complex gin, you’ll want to make sure you’re gathering the best garnishes you can (and a lot of them). And since the cocktail is exceptionally aromatic, you’ll want to make sure to use the right glass.

While G&T’s might be served in highballs or a Collins glass in the U.S., doing so can limit the cocktail’s aromatics and also cause your hands to warm up the drink as you sip it. When abroad, you’ll see the cocktail served in more bulbous glasses that take these aromatics to the next level. That’s why when making them at home, we reach for glasses that let the drink fantastic.

These Faceted Gin and Tonic Glasses are made from lead-free crystal and were designed to enhance the aromas of your gin and tonic. The large, faceted bowl concentrates aromas to the wide mouth opening, bringing those delicate and nuanced notes of your preferred gin to the forefront. They can handle a generous scoop of ice, and with a short stem, your hands won’t warm the glass as you enjoy your cocktail.

Trust us, you’ll never use a highball again.