Few end-of-day rituals are more relaxing than coming home after a long day and sitting down with your favorite cocktail. And the glassware you choose may be nearly as important to the experience as the drink itself. If you’re mixing any two ingredients together, you should be reaching for a highball glass. As evidenced by its name, the taller and more cylinder-shaped glass allows for a good balance of ice, spirit and juice. Perfect for drinks like a Bloody Mary, Gin & Tonic, Mojito and more, highball glasses will give your cocktail the presentation it deserves.
Even better, you don’t have to sacrifice style for substance when it comes to choosing the right highball glass. Below, four Amazon options that will both showcase your home mixology skills and make your favorite cocktail as tasty as ever.
1. Baccarat Highball Glasses Set
Baccarat’s highball set is designed in a classic, traditional style that focuses on subtle craftsmanship above all. With its minimalist design, the pure crystal glass has striking vertical lines that provide a rich, textured quality you can admire while you enjoy your drink. Furthermore, the glass just feels perfectly balanced in your hand, which makes it easy to hold while you enjoy conversations with friends after a long day.
2. Riedel Highball Glass
Highball glasses tend to come in two styles: too plain or overly ornate. Riedel’s fits neatly between the two. It lacks the fussy cross-hatching of some highball vessels but does have a series of vertical line etchings that give it true character. The machine-made glass, like all of Ridel’s offerings, is excellent too. It has a capacity of 10 ounces which means there’s room for your drink of choice and plenty of ice cubs. It’s also dishwasher safe, making it extra easy to clean.
3. Waterford Elegance Highball Glass Set
While they don’t feature deep detailing, these Waterford glasses are made with a weighted bottom to feel rich and luxurious in your hand while you drink from them. Not only will they hold your favorite drink nice and neatly (the lack of detailing actually allows you to see your drink more clearly), the glasses can also be used just as easily as a water glass since the design is so simple. That added versatility can come in handy when entertaining for large groups or when you want to have some nice water glasses for a home-made dinner date.
4. Marquis Highball Glasses Set
Part of Waterford’s value collection, these highball glasses from Marquis are an incredible option for those looking to outfit an entire style of glass selection all in one swoop. A single purchase will set you up nicely for dinner parties or for having a few friends over before you head out for the night. The textured, almost pineapple-like detailing at the bottom not only makes for a fun aesthetic but gives your hand a place to naturally rest while you sip on the drink. At a can’t miss value, they’re the rare product that just both looks and feels great.