The quintessential shot glass, used for 200 years in Italy, and also during the Prohibition era, is one of the most popular drinking devices in any bar. Although these glass items vary in size, the most common one contains an average 1 1/2 ounce dose. An archetypal glass is made of very thick glass, especially at the base. This is to ensure that the glass can withstand the impact of being struck (which happens most of the time) on any surface after its contents have been consumed.
There are several types of shot glasses available on the market. Here are some examples to help you make a worthy purchase:
1. Standard glasses hold 1 1/2 ounces of alcohol. This shot glass has a very thick base and walls. It is mainly used to drink a single dose of whiskey or rum.
2. Another slight variation would be the “short drink” or “pony drink” glass that contains approximately 1 ounce of liquor. It is slightly smaller than a normal shot glass.
3. The base of a fluted glass is grounded and, when placed on a hard surface, a crystalline ring emanates.
4. The molded shot glass usually has designs embedded in the base and generally comes with raised labels.
5. The draft shot glass is quite unique: the circumference is shaped like a barrel and is made of heavier glass.
6. Cylindrical shot glasses are naturally taller than their predecessors. Cylinder-shaped, this tumbler is popular for making “shooters.”
7. The flared shot glass has a raised height of 3 “high with a flared body that measures 2”. Its walls are thin and some have molded interiors.
8. A tonic shot glass is usually shaped like a megaphone. Very interesting to see. The name tonic is a derivative of the larger tonic vessel. You can tell this is the dwarf version.
9. A cheat shot glass simply has a thicker base that fools people into thinking it contains more alcohol than is actually consumed.
10. Edible shot glasses are all the rage today. They come in flavors like candy cane, chocolate wafers, and mint, to name a few. In fact, this is a great way to eat and drink at the same time, and a wonderful and fun novelty for the party.
11. Have you ever heard of a shot glass chess set? Well now you have it. A shot chess set can be made of glass, silver, or even pewter. Silver and pewter ones are not recommended for bars due to the lead content. However, playing chess has never been more fun with vinyl shot glasses. With each capture, you will be tilting its content back.
12. Shot glass wedding favors are a great way to celebrate with guests. There are many beautiful handcrafted ready to buy, with photos and words to suit any occasion. They can be ceramic, glass, or even votive.