The Gin Revolution is in full swing and its official it’s our bestselling drink in the UK over 47 million bottles bought in 2017
Festival Glass can offer a comprehensive range of options to suit all budgets and requirements, from a Copa de Ballon such as the time to party 22oz 63cl or the Bistro Cubata glass 22.2oz (63cl) ideal for Gin festivals and brand promotions when price is crucial, or maybe a more classic and vintage feel such as the new 1924 vintage gin cocktail or the speakeasy 20.5oz 58cl
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.
- Bistro Cubata Cocktail 22.2oz (63cl)
- Copacabana Gin Goblet 21oz (60cl)
- Time2party 22oz 63cl
- Speakeasy 20.5oz 58cl plain
- Speakeasy 20.5oz 58clBlack Stem
- Speakeasy 20.5oz 58cl Coloured Stems
- Stemless Tumbler 17oz 50 cl
- Side Hi Ball 12.75oz 36cl
- Endessa Hi Ball
WHAT IS A COPA DE BALON?
Copa de Balloon glass the perfect serve for gin & tonic, the glass has a much more rounded shape and sits on a stem.
A Copa de Balon is a type of glass that is perfect for drinking gin and tonics.
The Copa de Balon glass dates back to the 1700s in the Basque region of northern Spain. While the English would use a long hi ball 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 for plenty of ice and garnish to add to the experience adding to the flavor and keeping 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.