Use of alcohol for consumption has been around for centuries now but over time the ways of consuming it have evolved in no short of remarkable manner. Glasses, mugs and now the shot glasses, this segment have seen it all. The modern trend is seeing and extensive use of shot glasses that are small glasses that have a thick bottom and sides. You will get a wide variety of such glasses to choose from. It all depends on your needs as to which type you will choose and therefore it is essential that you be well informed about the types and its characteristics before you buy one.
Basic Shot Glass
You will get both basic and unique shot glasses. Ideally, the basic shot glasses will hold about 1.5 ounces of alcohol. However, you must know that there is no rule or any mandatory specification of the size of these shot glasses. Still, you will find that the common size that all shot glasses have in the market ranges from 1.25 to 1.5 ounces. If you want basic shot glasses then these will be made from simple glasses and will hold the exact amount of liquor. These glasses are most commonly used in different bars and are very popular and useful.
Tall Shot Glasses
You can also have unique shot glasses such as the tall shot glasses instead of the basic ones. Tall shot glasses usually have a narrower and taller look but you must be informed that it will hold the same amount of alcohol like any other standard shot glass. The tall look of these glasses is just an illusion. These glasses are more appealing to people especially to those who do not want to drink a full shot at one go. As these have a small cross-sectional area, these glasses are great for drinks that evaporate quickly. The small area of surface contact between the air and the liquor decreases the rate of evaporation.
Short Shot Glass
You will also see short shot glasses bulk in a bar. These glasses are called pony shot glasses as well. Short shot glasses are very common in bars where large numbers of people come to have less amount of drink at a time. Ideally, the short glasses hold only 1 ounce of alcohol as compared to other shot glasses. These short glasses are a very popular choice to enjoy mixed drinks as well. To prepare a mixed drink, an ounce of any kind of alcohol is poured and measured in these short shot glasses. It is then poured into another type of alcohol in larger volume and mixed.
Fluted And Cheater Shot Glass
You will also see extensive use of fluted and cheater drinking shot glass in different bars by the bartenders. The fluted shot glasses are very much similar in design to the basic shot glasses with the only difference in a feature that they have fluting on its base. These shot glasses usually have a wider rim than its base. These glasses are most commonly used for drinking whiskey, usually by people who love to drink high quality whiskey. The cheater shot glass has a thick and very heavy base. It is an illusion that it creates of holding more alcohol than 1.25 ounce that gives it the name.
Some Other Types Of Shot Glasses
Shot glasses usually come in different shapes, sizes, colors and materials. You can have a classic cylinder shot glass that will characteristically stand a little taller than other shot glasses. You can choose barrels that have very distinctive features amongst shot glasses. The wide girth of these glasses gives the barrel shape while other dimensions remain the same as the others.