Finding the Best Glass for Your Negroni

By Timo Torner / Last updated on March 21, 2023

The simplicity of the Negroni equal parts recipe, its bright red color, and the bittersweet taste of the drink makes it one of the most-loved classic cocktails.
best Negroni glass options

A well-made Negroni cocktail is one of the best and easiest cocktails to make at home. This drink is not only delicious and packs a punch, but it is also an elegant drink to sip. Serving it in the right glass is the ultimate way to make this cocktail perfect.

Typically, the cocktail is served in a Single Old Fashioned or Rocks glass. But you might also see it served in a Double Old Fashioned glass. And while suitable glassware also plays a vital role, the ideal ratios and the right ingredients are crucial, too. If you want to know more beyond the best glasses or are up for experiments, here are some ideas regarding the ingredients for stirring your next Negroni:

Rocks Glass by Riedel

Riedel Rocks glass holding Negroni with orange slice
  • Produced by: Riedel
  • Price: $20 per piece
  • Capacity: 10 oz 

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This Rocks Glass from Riedel is part of the Bar series created with the aim of providing drink-specific glasses for the main cocktail categories. It's a perfect choice for a Negroni and works perfectly for Old Fashioned cocktails, too.

Bar managers everywhere quickly fell in love with the clean design, making this glass one of the most common pieces in cocktail bars. Made of crystal glass, the vessel is dishwasher safe and holds up to 10 ounces (283 ml).

Remy Savage Lowball by Nude glass

Savage lowball glass by nude holding Negroni with orange wedge
  • Produced by: Nude
  • Price: $14 per piece
  • Capacity: 8.75 oz 

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Nude glass is known for its minimalist design. This Savage series was developed in cooperation with Remy Savage, a French-Irish bartender who has won numerous awards and now runs his own bar in London.

In this series, there are actually two pretty similar pieces of glassware that work great for a Negroni. One is the Lowball glass, and the other on the classic water glass. We prefer the latter, as the capacity is slightly slower but still big enough to hold the cocktail comfortably.

Visky Negroni Glass

Viski Negroni glass with orange peel
  • Produced by: Visky
  • Price: $11 per piece
  • Capacity: 8 oz 

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If there is such a thing as a right Negroni glass, this product from Visky could be it. As the name suggests, it was designed specifically for the famed Italian aperitivo cocktail.

The short and wide glass holds 8 ounces of liquid and is made from lead-free crystal glass. The simplicity of the design makes this glass stand out and one of our favorite choices when choosing a vessel for a Negroni or similar lowball cocktails.

Hommage Glacé by Zwiesel 1872 Glas

Zwiesel Glas Hommege Glacé - bar premium no 3 with Whiskey
  • Produced by: Zwiesel Glas
  • Price: $55 per piece
  • Capacity: 8 oz 

The Hommage Glacé crystal glass series from Zwiesel 1872 Glas is a premium line of glasses that are all handmade. The line was designed together with famed bartender Charles Schumann who operates one of Germany's most prominent cocktail bars, Schumann’s, in Munich.

The smaller one of the Whiskey version - Bar Premium No 3 - is just the perfect size for drinks like a Negroni. It is an homage to vintage bar culture, thus, an ideal glass for other classic drinks, as well.

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