Best martini glasses 2024 - sipping perfection, shaken or stirred

Whether you're looking for a classic crystal glass or a contemporary stemless bowl, these are the best martini glasses on the market.

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The best martini glasses are an essential for home bars. Whether you like yours shaken or stirred, the glass you choose can make a big difference to the aesthetics and flavors of your cocktails.

I am an espresso martini enthusiast and have been cultivating my home bar for years. But I've more than done the rounds with cocktail glasses, and after smashing and chipping my way through a few, I've been disappointed with what's on offer. Now that I've found my perfect set, I wanted to research the best options for every kind of cocktail connoisseur.

From budding mixologists to those looking for home bar design ideas, martini glasses should be at the top of your list. I've researched and used some of the best on the market, so that you know what you need.

Classic, contemporary, stemless, coupe, Nick and Nora, the list of styles could go on. You name a style and there's one out there, but if you want to know the best, you're in the right place.

Best martini glasses 2024

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Complete The Bar

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As you know, some people like their martinis shaken, others prefer them stirred. If you've been inspired by our home bar ideas and are looking to complete the look, there are a few essentials that you will need to complement your perfect martini glasses. If you want fuss-free perfection, I cannot recommend MOTH canned cocktails enough (especially their espresso martinis) - they' deliver bar-quality flavors and you won't have to lift a finger.

If you want a more hands-on experience, you can buy the professional kit, The first time I set up a home bar, I bought everything in one bundle, like with this luxurious Williams Sonoma Signature Set . However, if you want best-in-class accessories, here's a few to get you started.


Should my martini glasses be crystal?

If you're looking for a premium option, you should choose crystal classes. They're thinner and more expensive, but also extremely durable. You can find them for a reasonable price, just make sure they're lead-free crystal. I've tried to include as many crystal glasses in this guide as possible, because while they're expensive, I think they're worth every cent.

What kind of glass should a martini be served in?

When you imagine a martini glass, it's probably V-shaped with a wide, round rim. You can use coupe and Nick & Nora glasses too, although these aren't designed for martini, so won't funnel your drink onto your palette in the same way.

What is the best size for a martini glass?

The average martini glass should have at least a 4-5 oz capacity. These will fit a single shot martini perfectly. If you like adding garnishes, foams, and extras, I would recommend using an 8-10 oz glass.

Can I buy colorful martini glasses?

Yes. Classic glasses are made of glass or crystal with etching as their only design, but colored or iridescent martini glasses are increasingly popular. Anthropologie have some of the most colorful martini glasses, but you can pick up a good set for a party almost anywhere.

Final Thoughts

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If these are the first martini glasses you're buying, welcome to the club. It's a whole new world when you start to cultivate your home bar. There's something incredibly satisfying about a homemade martini, served chilled in a glass in the comfort of your own home. Martinis are an iconic and elegant drink, worthy of an iconic and elegant glass. 

How We Test

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Normally, we test every product before we recommend and review them. However, in this instance, we were unable to get our hands on every single one. We let you know when we have tested them ourselves and, where we have been unable to, we research customer and expert reviews extensively so that we know everything there is to know about the martini glasses. If you would like to know more about how we test, you can find out more on our dedicated page.

Laura Honey
eCommerce Editor

Laura is our eCommerce editor. As a fully qualified barista, she's our expert in all things coffee and has tested over thirty of the best coffee makers on the market. She has also interviewed Q-Graders and world-leading experts in the coffee industry, so has an intimate knowledge of all things coffee. Before joining Homes & Gardens, she studied English at Oxford University. Whilst studying, she trained as a master perfumer and worked in the luxury fragrance industry for five years. Her collection of home fragrance is extensive and she's met and interviewed five of the world's finest perfumers (also known as 'noses'). As a result of this expansive fragrance knowledge, she always puts quality and style over quantity and fads. Laura looks for products which have been designed simply and with thoughtful finishes.