Best glass for a gin and tonic?
What is the best glass to drink a gin and tonic from? You're not alone if you're wondering this, it is a question we get asked a lot!
We're a bit torn here at Mackintosh HQ as there is as much love for the Copa de Balon glass, Hiball and Stemless Tumbler (just as much divide for our garnish of choice, but thats another post in itself!)
We asked this question as part of a recent market survey and the overwhelming favourite was the Copa de Balon, and for good reason too.
WHAT IS A COPA DE BALON?
The Copa de Balon (or Copa for short) sits on a stem and features a large rounded balloon shape bowl. The bowl allows large chunks of ice to be used which prevents the ice from melting quickly and diluting the gin, whist keeping the drink cooler for longer. The large space of the Copa allows for garnishes to be included and traps the aroma of the gin and enhances the drink
WHY IS A COPA DE BALON GOOD FOR A G&T?
The Copa is designed to trap the aromas of the gin, ensuring a better taste to the drink is achieved. The bowl allows for garnish and plenty of ice to be added, keeping the drink cooler for longer and enhancing the aromas of the botanicals.
It is worth pointing out however that your choice of glass is personal, and we would encourage you to use the glass that you prefer (like 50% of Team Mackintosh who prefer a Stemless Tumbler), however, as far as Gin & Tonics go, you really can't go wrong with a Copa glass!