No home bar is complete without a rocks glass set for serving short cocktails. If you’re searching for a reputable barware supplier and affordable prices on products, Fifth & Vermouth can meet your needs. Our beautiful Aztec 7.5oz Rocks Glasses are made from high quality crystal glass and come in single and double sizes. Having access to a supplier like Fifth & Vermouth will make it easy for you to stay well-stocked behind the bar and enable you to serve all types of drink requests from family and guests. We recommend having 4-6 rocks glasses on hand to reduce the risk of a glass shortage during a special occasion.
What Is A Rocks Glass?
The look of a rocks glass is unmistakeable, being short, straight, and typically etched along the bottom portion or having some sort of design in the glass near to the bottom of the glass. Most rocks glasses hold 7-7.5oz of liquid and are used for short mixed drinks or straight spirits on the rocks, meaning over ice. Many bartenders still refer to the rocks glass as an Old Fashioned Glass or lowball glasses; in any event, rock glasses are simply short cocktail glasses with a distinct appearance.
What To Serve In A Rocks Glass
A heavy rocks glass like the one sold on Fifth & Vermouth is a pleasant item to hold in the hand. Compared with a tall cocktail glass, a rocks glass fits the hand better and is more comfortable to hold versus placing on the table between sips. You’ll find that guests typically take their drinks along with them while mingling at parties when they order a drink in a short glass, while taller drinks are typically left at the table and returned to on occasion. Once you purchase rocks glasses, you’ll want to learn how to make several classic ‘Old Fashioned’ drinks, such as:
- The Classic Old Fashioned, made with Bourbon or Rye Whiskey, simple syrup, Angostura bitters, and an orange twist over ice
- White Russian, made with Vodka and Coffee Liqueur
- Vodka Greyhound, made with Vodka and Grapefruit Juice
- Mai Tai, made with Rum, Orange Liqueur, and Lime
- Whiskey Smash, made with Bourbon, Lemons, Simple Syrup, and Mint
- Black Russian, made with Vodka and Kahlua
- Godfather, made with Scotch and Amaretto
- Rusty Nail, made with Scotch, Drambuie, and Lemon Twist
- New York Sour, made with Rye Whiskey, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, and Citrus
With a few simple ingredients behind the bar, you’ll be able to duplicate a wide range of cocktails and serve them like a pro in our rocks glasses. Choose 7.5oz or 10oz rocks glasses, depending on your needs, or keep a half dozen of each on hand to be prepared for every occasion.
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