Gin has long been one of the world’s favourite drinks and is especially popular in the UK. Mixed with some refreshing and fizzy tonic, ice cubes and slice of lemon, lime or other citrus fruit, it creates the perfect mixed drink for all occasions. So, it’s important that you have the right gin glasses to do this firm favourite justice.
One thing you have to remember when it comes to serving gin and tonic is that the drink needs to preserve its fizz. The more of the drink that is exposed to the air, the more carbonation is lost and the quicker the drink goes flat. Because of this, gin glasses need to have smaller openings at the top. That’s why tall and slim hi ball glasses are a good choice and also why gin balloons also fit the bill.
In recent years, with the resurgence of gin as a craft drink and distilleries popping up all over the UK, there has been a move towards the balloon glass as the gin server of choice. The balloon is good because it allows space for the gin, tonic and fruit to mix, creating the classic gin and tonic flavours. But the smaller opening keeps the drink fresher for longer. Of course, not all gin is served with tonic, and it often comes with fruit juices and a selection of fresh fruit. These gin balloon glasses are also ideal for these kinds of combinations, allowing the liquid and fruit to mix together more thoroughly than they could in a more restrictive hi ball glass.
Whether you’re serving your gin and tonics in elegant slim line hi balls or opting for the trendier balloon glasses, you need to have a well-stocked bar with the right glasses for gin drinks. Browse our selection of gin glassware, with a number of different size and style balloon glasses, as well as our classic and modern hi ball designs. As the UK’s favourite spirit, it’s important to do justice to your gin drinks, and the choice of glass can have a big impact on the taste and presentation of the drinks you serve.