While perusing our collection of cosmopolitan glasses you may recognize the shape and style from another type of glass. This selection of cocktail glasses looks almost exactly like a martini glass, except these angular bowled glasses are often either stemless or feature very short stems. Cosmopolitan glasses maintain that distinctive cone shape, but add a classy, traditional look with their shorter, heavy bases.
The cosmopolitan, or cosmo, takes a newer twist on the traditional gin martini. This drink is made from vodka, triple sec and cranberry juice and is much like a vodka cranberry, but is served in a fancy cosmo or martini glass for effect. The Cosmo is a nice alternative to a martini, because it contains the cranberry juice that makes it less strong and more palatable than pure liquor.
The interesting thing about cosmopolitan glasses is that they combine the extravagant and modern look of the martini glass with the time-honored, classic look of the old fashioned glass or rocks glass. Using this type of cocktail glass can create some new and exciting vibes.
These glasses are great for a variety of drink options such as serving a whiskey sour in this type of glass to achieve a funkier look twist on an old favorite, or coat the rim in sugar before serving an apple martini. With the drink possibilities being endless, many restaurants and bars are also serving ice cream Sundays and other layered chocolate mousse desserts in these glasses for a flair of elegance even during dessert.