If there is something that every tequila lover must know is that choosing the right glass is just as important as choosing the right tequila to enjoy. There are different types of glasses that, depending on how we want to enjoy the spirit, can enhance the experience and allow us to fully enjoy the drink. Therefore, we need to do a bit of research before we pour our favorite añejo or reposado into just any glass. After all, enjoying tequila is much more than drinking just for the sake of drinking, but an experience that requires fine-tuning our palate.
One of our favorite tequila drinking glasses is the tulip-shaped glass. Because of its shape, inspired by the flower that shares the name of this glass, we are able to fully enjoy the aroma of our favorite tequila. Tulip shaped glasses come with an expansive middle that gathers the aromatic compounds of our drink, and with a narrow top that concentrate the aromas. Commonly used to drink artisanal beer, tulip-shaped glasses are great for enjoying tequila as well.
Another elegant and very classy alternative to enjoy our favorite tequila is the classic overture glass. Usually associated with champagne, overture glasses offer a slender shape that comes with a long stem, both ideal for maximizing the experience when sipping tequila. This type of glasses achieves a unique balance with its narrow bowl on long and stylish stems. Perfect for enjoying a glass of our favorite tequila and celebrate a special occasion.
Sometimes, the best way to get a party started is by having a shot of tequila with our friends, as this is often what gets the mood of the celebration going. Now, there is nothing wrong with having a couple of tequila shots, but ideally, we should limit ourselves and try sipping our drink to fully enjoy its texture. However, if we are looking to have one or two shots, we need to find the right glass. Caballitos are the tall and small shot glasses we are so used to seeing in media, so if we want to have a shot of tequila the right way, we must find a set of caballitos to serve the spirit in.
Lastly, if we feel like having a nice glass of tequila on the rocks, we also need to choose the right glass, as not just any will really do. If this is our favorite way to sip tequila or mezcal, we should look for a short and wide, old fashion kind of glass. Also known as lowball glasses, they come with a solid base that gives a nice and comfortable hold, without having to worry about spilling the drink we have. Usually used for cognac and whiskey, either neat or on the rocks, these glasses work amazingly well to enjoy our favorite tequila, too.