Glasses to Raise
11 of our favorite cocktail glasses for your botanical cocktail, plus our suggestions for all the bar accessories needed to muddle your herbs into tasty drinks.
1. No. 5 Whisky Glass Famed Danish glassware house Holmegaard produces this time-honored style, with a slightly askew lip. $31;okstore.la
2. Verve Cocktail Steuben's contemporary cut crystal presents a modern spin on the martini glass. $75; steuben.com
3. Etched Botanical Glass Delicate botanical prints arch across a stemless flute. $72/set of six; globaltable.com
4. Pure Double Old-Fashioned Rocks Glass A perennial favorite of bartenders, Schott Zwiesel's titanium crystal resists scratches and breakage. $13;surlatable.com
5. Platinum Petals Coupe Petals top a crystal-cut stem on Anthropologie's take on the champagne coupe. $14; anthropologie.com
6. Syrian Pomegranate Drinking Glass A bubbled outer edge accents recycled, handblown Syrian glass. $16; shop.canvashomestore.com
7. Pleats Highball A tall glass from the Donna Karan Lenox collection allows for generous proportions. $60/set of two; neimanmarcus.com
8. Smoke Tumbler Etchings crisscross heavy, full-lead crystal from Baccarat's handcrafted Intangible Collection. $170;baccarat.com
9. MITOS Champagne Coupe Israeli designer Arik Levy's classic silhouette is ideal for any fizzy drink. $55/set of two; ameico.com
10. L'Alba Rossa Flute Venetian glassmaker Carlo Moretti's flute is a study in color contrasts. $250/set of two; mossonline.com
11. Zeebo Double Old-Fashioned Glass Recycled glass in a shape that's playfully reminiscent of the disposable plastic cup. $6;crateandbarrel.com
The tools below will help transform ingredients from the garden into delicious cocktails. Crush herbs, fruits, and vegetables in the Schott Zwiesel Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker ($40) using the extra-long Vic Firth Maple Muddler ($15), both from Sur la Table (surlatable.com). Slice fruits with the Zwilling J.A. Henckles Pure Paring 4? Knife ($60) from Williams-Sonoma (williams-sonoma.com). Use the Medium Speed Pour Spout ($3) from Sur la Table (surlatable.com) to measure correct portions of liquor. Prepare a batch of cocktails in the Dorset Martini Mixer ($99), and use Stainless Steel Cocktail Picks (set of six, $15) to hold fruit, both from Williams-Sonoma (williams-sonoma.com).