8 Best Craft Cocktails Served in a Martini Glass

Thursday, November 12, 2020 8 mins read

8 Best Craft Cocktails Served in a Martini Glass

Thursday, November 12, 2020 8 mins read


One part stemware lesson. One part martini glass cocktail list. Spirit Hub’s guide for crafting cocktails served in a martini glass


There’s a popular piece of imbibing lore that says the martini glass was invented during Prohibition. 


The story goes that in the event of a raid, speakeasy patrons and bartenders needed a quick way to ditch their drinks and cocktails. 


Thus spawned the famous wide-rimmed glass. 


Drinks and cocktails served in a martini glass are easier to splash on the ground. Or on someone. Just ask any diva from the Golden Age of Hollywood. 


It’s an excellent story, but it’s not exactly true.


Martini vs. Cocktail Glasses


The martini glass came to be by way of the cocktail glass. The similar styles of stemware were designed with a singular intention. 


The idea is to keep body heat away from the carefully concocted cocktails because they don’t contain any ice. 


The martini glass grew out of the cocktail glass. The rounded bottom half of the cocktail glass elongated to become cone-shaped, the stem lengthened and the opening widened.


The stem lengthened to put more distance between your body head and the glass. But the wider opening and cone shape served new purposes compared to the cocktail glass. 


The wider opening allows the craft spirits featured in your cocktail more room to breathe and release aromas. 


The cone base keeps cocktail ingredients from separating, and the rigid walls easily prop up garnishes like a tooth-picked olive or lemon twist. 


All that is to say martini glass drinks are more flavorful. 


So here’s a curated list of cocktails in martini glasses to start you down the path of home mixology mastery. 


How do you start a list of craft cocktails served in martini glasses? 


With a martini, no?


JEWELL CLASSIC MARTINI


Jewell Distillery’s Classic Martini

Looking for cocktails served in a martini glass? How about the Classic Martini by Jewell Distillery?


How about a Classic Martini from Jewell Distillery?  


With Jewell Gin and Capitoline Dry Vermouth from New Columbia Distillers, this is an American craft martini that could make Ian Fleming’s famed British agent break. 


MANHATTAN


A Manhattan Cocktail In A Martini Glass

More than just martinis, the Manhattan is one of the great martini glass drinks. 


Martinis aren’t the only of the classic cocktails to find themselves in their titular glass. 


Manhattans do too. 


And Wood’s High Mountain Distillery’s Manhattan is a deliciously balanced trip from the mountains of Colorado to the bustling isle of Manhattan. 


Between Wood’s Tenderfoot Malt Whiskey and Sweet Vermouth from Mt. Defiance, this is a craft adventure in a martini glass. 


AVIATION


Mammoth Distilling’s Cocktail Served in a Martini Glass

Take flight with Mammoth Distilling’s Aviation, their cocktail served in a martini glass.


Take a flight with Mammoth Distilling.


Their spin on the Aviation pairs two of the Michigan distillery’s most popular craft spirits. 


Prepare for take off by shaking and straining equal parts Cherry Bounce and Old Dam Gin into a martini glass.


Why sail by the old dam when you can fly over it?


LEMON DROP


Durham Distillery’s Lemon Drop

A Lemon Drop isn’t your typical cocktail served in a martini glass, but it certainly won’t disappoint. 


Some people make a Lemon Drop a shooter. But Durham Distillery makes it the way it was originally intended. In a martini glass


With three deliciously craft ingredients. 


Conniption American Dry Gin, Clayton Distillery’s Limoncello and Swoon Simple Syrup all shaken masterfully together, by you. 


Do not drop this lemon. It’s delicious.


BOSTON SIDECAR


Up North Distillery’s Boston Sidecar

Hop in the Boston Sidecar, we’re getting delicious craft cocktails served in martini glasses.


No need to go to Boston or travel up north to enjoy the Boston Sidecar from Up North Distillery.


You stay just where you are. 


We’ll bring the Barrel-Aged Apple Brandy and Platinum Rum from Vitae Spirits to you. 


Enjoy riding sidecar without ever leaving your cozy leather couch. 


BEE’S KNEES


Vivacity Fine Spirits’ Cocktail Served in a Martini Glass

The bee’s knees, the cat’s pajamas, no matter how you say it, this cocktail in a martini glass is delicious. 


This martini glass drink comes by way of Oregon’s Vivacity Fine Spirits: The Bee’s Knees.


Before starting with their Native Gin or the Tippleman’s Ginger Honey Syrup, this recipe calls for a chilled martini glass


We hate to say it. But it’s true.


This craft cocktail is the Bee’s Knees


FUZZY GIMLET


Boot Hill Distillery’s Fuzzy Gimlet

The Fuzzy Gimlet is one of those martini glass drinks that makes any night a special one.


This one’s for your fancy parties.  The one where you dress up like a flapper and look for someone named Gatsby. 


Boot Hill Distillery’s Fuzzy Gimlet mixes craft spirits and bubbly champagne. . 


Mix Boot Hill’s Vodka and Limecello Lime Liqueur from Crescendo Spirits with a little bit of your favorite bubbly. 


And let the good times roll. 


RHUBARBE CLIPPER COSMO


The Rhubarb Clipper Cosmo, A Martini Glass Drink

Clayton Distillery’s cocktail served in a martini glass is their Rhubarbe Clipper Cosmo.


As they say, save the fruitiest for last. 


Clayton Distillery’s Rhubarbe Clipper Cosmo calls for strawberries, Rhubarbe Fraise Liqueur, Flagship VodkaRecommended for you

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