The Gin Revolution is in full swing. Festival Glass are able to offer a Copa de Balon glass the perfect serve for gin & tonic, the glass has a much more rounded shape and sits on a stem.
All the following shapes are stocked in the UK with a minimum of 300 pieces for single colour or etch, or 2400 pieces for a 2-5 colour print.
- Havana 62cl
- Ambassador 56cl
- Ambassador 79cl
- Arome 60cl
- Arome 67cl.
WHAT IS A COPA DE BALON?
A Copa de Balon is a type of glass that is perfect for drinking gin and tonics.
The glass is typically bulbous in shape, like a balloon, and sits on a stem almost like a red wine glass.
The Copa de Balon glass dates back to the 1700s in the Basque region of northern Spain. While the English would use a long hiball glass, the Spanish – who are said to be the largest drinkers of gin in Europe – developed the ‘balloon cup’ instead.
WHY IS IT GOOD FOR A G&T?
The Copa is designed to trap the aromas of the gin to give a better taste to the drink, but the large bowl also allows plenty of ice and lime into the glass to add to the flavour and keep the drink cool.
Crucially though, the bowl shape is said to stop the ice cubes from melting as quickly and dilute the drink. This is said to be how the glass evolved, with Michelin starred chefs in Spain using red wine glasses to drink gin and tonics as it meant the ice melted slower in their hot kitchens.