Cocktail glasses have a very recognizable look. The appearance of the glass has a lot to do with its overall appeal. In fact, many cocktails would just not feel right unless they were served in a legitimate cocktail glass. Make sure your bar is stocked with all the right glassware to impress your customers.
You may be thinking that these cocktail glasses look a heck of a lot like martini glasses. The truth is that they are actually the same thing. Sometimes a martini glass has a slightly wider brim and a longer stem, but the concept of the glass is the same. The stemmed glass with a cone-shaped bowl is known and admired as a martini glass, although the cocktail glass is certainly not limited to martinis.
In truth, different kinds of drinks can be served in a cocktail glass, not simply martinis. The martini is one cocktail of many, containing gin and vermouth and usually garnished with an olive or a twist of lemon. Many other cocktails are acceptable when served in a cocktail glass. Some restaurants serve their signature margaritas in cocktail glasses, while others use them for appetizers or desserts, such as shrimp cocktail or chocolate mousse.