The delightful combination of gin and vermouth is a universal favorite. Whether you are partial to gin or vodka or enjoy your martini dry or dirty, a great piece of drinkware can make your martini more enjoyable.
To enjoy “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet” (as H. L. Mencken puts it,) you require equally perfect glassware.
Whatever your taste, this handy guide of the best martini glasses will help you satisfy those cocktail cravings in the best possible manner!
The 15 Best Martini Glasses
1. Editor’s Choice: Libbey Cosmopolitan Martini Glasses
A great martini is best enjoyed in an equally stellar martini glass. Libbey’s Cosmopolitan is one of the best martini glasses that allows you to enjoy your drink in the best possible manner.
What sets them apart is the stemless construction like that of Joyjolt Afina Martini Glasses. So they can be easily stacked up and stored in cabinets and drawers. Classy and cute, each glass comes with a capacity of eight and a quarter ounces and measures 4 x 4 x 3.88 inches while weighing 2.4 pounds.
The conical-shaped design finishes with a narrow stem that is great to look at. The sturdy base prevents breakage and slippage.
Made from lead-free glass, each piece is durable and dishwasher safe. This makes it easy to clean it up and maintain. The cherry on the cake (or in this case, Martini) is the cheap price!
2. JoyJolt 4-Piece Afina Cocktail Martini Glasses
Coming in at a close second, this is one of the best-selling products for a reason.
From the brand Joy Jolt, this set consists of 4 stemless martini glasses. Conical in shape and tapering down to a sturdy base, they are preferred by bartenders around the world because slippage and breakage are next to impossible.
Featuring an 8-ounce capacity and packed in a lovely presentation box, it makes a great wedding or housewarming gift. The glasses measure 4 x 4 x 3.25 inches.
The wide base means any drink you pour into it can be a visual treat. The glasses are tough, durable, and crafted for dishwasher safety.
If you are a clumsy drinker, and looking for a great set of glasses to enjoy a Martini or Cosmopolitan, go for JoyJolt Afina Martini Glasses.
They are aptly named for drinking cocktails out of them can be a joy! The crowning glory is the low price tag! It is the second cheapest on this list in fact!
3. Bormioli Rocco Stemless Martini Glasses
They are one of the industry’s favorites for more reasons than one. For one, the design is a classic martini glass design with a twist. The stems are short and wide for added stability. Plus, the bottom is weighted and heavy.
Durable and versatile, each of the 6 glasses has a capacity of eight and a half ounces. These dishwasher safe glasses are perfect to relish not just your martini but a host of other drinks like whiskey, gin, scotch, and vodka.
Ultra-clear, you can enjoy the visual presentation of your drinks. The comfortable design of the cup makes it a breeze and delight to drink out of.
4. Mikasa Cheers Martini Glasses
If you are the fun and quirky type, these glasses may appeal to you. Add a touch of whimsical to your martini drinking session with this set of 4 glasses from Mikasa.
These glasses feature four distinct and unique patterns- Pinstripes, horizontal lines, circles, and a swirl. So pick what you like. And the best part, if you are enjoying martinis as a group, your drink can never get mixed up with someone else’s.
These glasses are desirable for their rather large capacity of 10 ounces. That’s good news for those who enjoy olive garnishes with their martini.
Made of high-quality lead crystal glass, it is elegant and comfortable with slender stems that rest upon traditional circular bases. It also features thin rims that are rounded for perfect comfort.
They lean towards the expensive side, so handle with care, and wash by hand just in case!
5. Budget-friendly: Epure Glasses
These reasonably-priced all-purpose glasses allow you to enjoy your favorite drink, be it a martini, wine, bourbon, or any other spirits.
These lead-free glasses come as a set of 4 in four unique colors. They are lead-free and designed for dishwasher care. So you clean them up effortlessly and quickly.
The best part of Epure glasses is that they can hold a whopping 13.25 ounces of your drink! Plus it is the cheapest option on this list!
6. Riedel Nick & Nora Cocktail Glass
A bit more expensive than our best pick on this list, these glasses are another great option as well. This glassware was made in collaboration with spirits specialist Zane Harris. The idea was to create a glass that was perfectly suited for any cocktail variety. And that is how Riedel Nick & Nora Cocktail glass was born!
The curved silhouette, long stem, and elongated lip of these glasses are a bartender’s friend as the drinks are less likely to spill and remove any false impressions in the customer’s that he’s being underserved.
They come as a set of 2 elegant pieces with a capacity to hold 4.8 ounces of fluids.
Not only is the design elegant, but it is functional too. The martini you have hits your mid-palate without having to tilt your head back. They are affordable for all this!
7. Schott Zwiesel Tritan Pure Martini Glasses
These glasses may be a splurge, but they are totally worth it! With 140 years of pedigree, they manufacture some of the best crystal glasses in the market.
V-shaped classic martini glasses undergo a contemporary twist with an ultra-thin stem and an angular lip that prevents spillage.
While these stemmed glasses may border on elongated silhouettes, they are still dishwasher safe. Each of the 6 Tritan crystal glasses in this set has a capacity of 11.6 ounces and is resistant to chipping, scratching, and thermal shock. Tempered strength provides additional durability.
8. BarConic Coupe Glasses
Classy, timeless, and dainty, some people cannot imagine drinking their martinis in anything but a coupe glass. And when it comes to coupe glasses, it doesn’t get better than BarConic.
It features the classic circular base, moderate stem, wide rim, and solid pressed glass construction. With a capacity of 7 ounces, it is perfect for enjoying your favorite cocktails.
It comes as a set of 4 glasses and the price is very much affordable. These glasses are perfect for weddings, anniversaries, and other special occasions.
9. Marquis by Waterford Crosby Martini Glasses
Waterford crystals have a rich history spanning over 2 centuries! These glasses are prestigious to own and a delight to drink out of. With the Marquis line, you get the same quality, stability, and durability of Waterford, but at a lower price.
Made out of authentic and genuine crystal, these 7-ounce glasses come as a set of two. The Marquis Crosby collection features the trademark geometric grid cut that gives it a sophisticated and high-end look.
These glasses are rust-resistant and perfect for everyday use. But it is recommended you hand wash them.
Housed in a gift box, it makes for a stunning and timeless gift for a loved one!
10. Luminarc Atlas
These glasses deserve a spot on this list for a multitude of reasons one of them is the cheap cost. The kit comes with 4, 7.5-ounce glasses, all of them made from high-quality tempered glass.
Incidentally, these glasses are three times stronger than regular glasses. So they can survive harsh environments, accidents, or slippery fingers, without breaking. The conical design is connected to a classic thin stem that lends an attractive and elegant look.
If you are fond of slender stemmed glasses but worried about them being too slim and delicate, lay your worries to rest. These glasses are surprisingly sturdy and durable, despite the elegant design.
Made from lead-free glass, these lovely glasses are dishwasher friendly too. It features a fine, wide rim that provides enough room for an exquisite garnish. Besides, brilliant clarity enables you to get the most out of your drinking experience!
This is one option that is great value for money!
11. K BASIX Unbreakable Polycarbonate Martini Glasses
If glasses falling and shattering into a million pieces are something you find unbearable, then you need a pair of unbreakable glasses. K BASIX makes the toughest glasses that are virtually unbreakable!
They are made of polycarbonate plastic which is known for its shatterproof hardness and insulating capabilities withstanding both temperature extremes.
Each K BASIX set comes with 2 glasses that look stunning and sophisticated despite the plastic make. No, these are not your standard plastic look. The finish is that of classic crystal martini glasses – conical in shape and connected to a slender stem. It features a capacity of slightly more than 10 ounces.
These multi-functional, stunning glasses can be used for more than just martinis. They can also serve as vessels for appetizers and desserts.
These glasses are perfect for enjoying an outdoor cocktail party and nestled in an attractive gift box, they make a great gift for a special someone!
12. Host Martini FREEZE Cooling Cups
There is only one way to savor martinis, and that is chilled! FREEZE glasses are designed to keep your martinis frosty, refreshing, and chilled!
This set features 2 stemless cups, each having a 9-ounce capacity. The attractive feature about these cups is the insulated, plastic double walls filled with proprietary cooling gel. This eliminates the need to add ice and therefore, prevents your drinks from dilution caused by adding ice.
Just pop them into your freezer for a couple of hours. This should keep your drinks between forty-three and fifty-three degrees Fahrenheit.
Made from BPA-free plastic, these cups are super sturdy and shatter-proof. The insulated silicone band on the base provides a comfortable grip to savor your martini in style!
Get your summer cocktail party going with Host FREEZE cooling cups!
13. Riedel VINUM Martini Glass
Crystal glasses are known to be expensive, but these are surprisingly affordable because they are machine-made. The brand was in existence for around 3 centuries, and VINUM came into the picture more than 30 years back. They are hard-wearing, durable, and dishwasher friendly.
With a rather smaller capacity of 4.62 ounces, they are perfect for imbibing small shots of a cocktail. They come as a set of 2 and are crafted along the lines of classic martini glasses with a conical shape and lanky stem.
There’s something about the look and feel of crystals that make it an indispensable option for your glassware collection. If you are looking for an affordable martini glass made of crystal that is also easy to maintain, Riedel VINUM is the ideal choice.
14. Snowfox Stainless Steel Stemless Martini Glass
Designed to look and feel like you are drinking out of classy crystal wear, these glasses offer the advantages of insulated stainless steel. Your martinis inside will be preserved and chilled while your hands will be warm.
Both the glasses in this set are made of insulated stainless steel and have a capacity of 8 ounces. They are virtually shatter-proof and don’t chip or break either.
A thick rim comes in the way of the taste of your drinks. These glasses have a 1mm ultra-fine rim that feels great to sip from and preserve the taste of your drinks.
Once you pour your martini into your glass, the temperature starts dropping slowly, but surely. These insulated glasses keep your drink refreshingly chilled for maximum enjoyment!
15. Copper martini glasses set of 2 by Mosscoff
Last, but by no means least, is this set of 2 hand-crafted and durable copper martini glasses. A tad expensive, but you pay for the quality it delivers. The base and the stem are made of brass and are copper plated to match the copper vessel.
These glasses boast a capacity of 9.5 ounces. An exquisite reinforcement ring makes the copper glass strong and smooth but without the risk of cut to your lips.
Two lacquer laced copper straws can be used to stir your drinks and transfer the chilled martini straight to your lips!
This pair of gleaming copper martini glasses make a perfect wedding, anniversary, birthday, or housewarming gift.
Final Martini Sip!
Apart from glass, martini vessels can be made of copper, crystal, plastic, or stainless steel. And besides the regular V-shaped construction with a thin stem, martini glasses now come in rounded glasses, vintage coups, and stemless options. Any of these should serve you in good stead to enjoy your favorite martini!