99% of people can't identify the type of drinkware from just one image. Can you?

By: Shayna
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Each adult beverage requires a specific type of drinking glass. All drink connoisseurs know that the glass is just as important as what you put in it. But can you identify the glass from just one image? Prove it!

The Imperial pint is nearly cylindrical, with a slight taper and wide mouth. It is intended to accommodate more beer or beers with large crowning heads. A Becker is the German equivalent, tapering at the top. Benefits: Cheap to make. Easy to store. Easy to drink out of.

The pilsner glass is designed and used primarily for lighter beers - like pilsners, of course! This type of beer glass is tall and skinny with little to no curvature as it goes up.

A snifter (also called brandy snifter, cognac glass, or balloon) is a type of stemware - a short-stemmed glass. The vessel has a wide bottom and a relatively narrow top. It is mostly used to serve aged brown spirits, such as bourbon, brandy, and whiskey. Most snifters are designed so that when placed sideways on a level surface, they will hold just the proper amount before spilling.

A wheat beer glass is used to serve wheat beer, known also as Weizenbier or Weissbier. The German glass generally holds 0.5 liters with room for foam or "head." It is much taller than a pint glass and starts out very skinny before widening slightly at the top. It is said that the glass is tapered to trap yeast at the bottom of the glass.

A stein is an English neologism for either traditional beer mugs made out of stoneware, or specifically ornamental beer mugs that are usually sold as souvenirs or collectibles. In German, the word stein means stone and is not used to refer to a beverage container. Throughout the 1900s, collecting antique and replicated beer steins became a very popular hobby, not only among individuals, but also in museums. Production of beer steins has increased in America, but the largest producer of beer steins is Ceramarte of Brazil.

Some newer drinks include the word "martini" or the suffix "-tini" in the name (e.g., appletini, peach martini, chocolate martini, espresso martini). These are named after the martini cocktail glass they use and generally contain vodka, but they share little else in common with the original drink. The closest relation and best known of these is the "vodka martini," which previously existed starting in the 1950s under the name kangaroo cocktail.

Coupe glasses don’t get a lot of love from home bartenders - in fact, it seems like most don’t know anything about them. The coupe glass has a wide and shallow bowl and is the oldest type of Champagne glass, most popular in the early 20th century.

A highball glass is a glass tumbler that can contain 8.1 to 11.8 fl oz. It is used to serve highball cocktails and other mixed drinks. A highball glass is taller than an old fashioned glass, and shorter and wider than a collins glass.

The lowball glass, or rocks glass, is a short tumbler used for serving an alcoholic beverage, such as whiskey, with ice cubes - on the rocks. It is also normally used to serve certain specific cocktails, such as the old fashioned.

Typically red wine glasses will be a bit taller and have a larger bowl than white wine glasses. In general, reds are bigger and bolder wines, so they require a larger glass to allow the aromas and flavors to emerge.

The tulip glass, with its inward turn and flared rim, is perhaps the most versatile. In addition to the Belgian ales it was designed for, it makes a great vessel for everything from IPAs to stouts. The flare supports a healthy head, while the narrow waist helps hold in aroma. The stem and foot make for an easy grip and facilitate swirling, to release more aroma.

While you can certainly get by with one set of wine glasses, if you expect to drink a number of different varietals you may find that the glassware is diminishing your experience, particularly if you opt to drink red wine out of a smaller white wine glass.

The Champagne flute was developed along with other wine stemware in the early 1700s, when the preferred drinking vessel for wine shifted from metal and ceramic to glassware. Initially, the flute was tall, conical, and slender. By the 20th century, however, the shape preferred by glassware purchasers had changed from a straight-sided glass to one which curved inward slightly near the lip.

In the 21st century, stemless wine glasses are seen as a trendy addition to a glassware collection. Many contemporary bars and restaurants use stemless wine glasses, as they are easy to store and suitable for the dishwasher. This is ideal when serving a large number of wine-thirsty customers.

A beaker is a simple container for stirring, mixing, and heating liquids commonly used in many laboratories. Beakers are generally cylindrical in shape, with a flat bottom. Most also have a small spout, or beak, to aid in pouring. Beakers are available in a wide range of sizes.

Formerly, sake was sold by volume in a wooden box measuring cup, known as a masu. The wooden box was said to complement the traditionally brewed sake, as it is brewed in a wooden cask, but in modern times the masu is shunned by sake purists because the wood changes the flavor of the sake.

A collins glass is a glass tumbler which typically will contain 10 to 14 fl oz. It is used to serve mixed drinks, especially Tom Collins cocktails. It is cylindrical in shape and narrower and taller than a highball glass.

A dizzy cocktail glass is a tumbler glass with a shallow bowl, ideal for serving cocktails. It is comparable to a martini glass or cocktail glass, but it has no stem. Dizzy cocktail glasses are considered to be much more convenient than Martini glasses because the nonexistent stem of the glass can't break.

The old fashioned glass, also referred to as a lowball glass or rocks glass, is a short tumbler used for serving an alcoholic beverage, such as whiskey, with ice cubes - on the rocks. It is also normally used to serve certain cocktails, such as the old fashioned, from which it receives its name.

The song Shots, by LMFAO, released in 2009, became a popular emblem to party drinking shortly after its release. If you take a shot every time the song repeats the word "shots," you will probably die.

A whiskey tumbler is the perfect glass to use if you are having your whiskey with ice, or if you are adding a mixer such as soda, ginger ale, or cola. It is one of the original whiskey glasses.

The great thing about a table glass is that, unlike most other drinkware, it is not intended for one particular beverage. Feel like drinking whiskey from a table glass? Go for it! Soda? Sure! Milk? You bet!

The name "pony" is due to the small size of the glass and dates to the 19th century. Similar terms include pony bottle and pony keg. Folk etymologies incorrectly relate the name to horseracing.

A tankard consists of a large, roughly cylindrical, drinking cup with a single handle. Tankards are usually made of silver, pewter, or glass, but can be made of other materials, such as wood, ceramic, or leather.

Drinking a yard glass full of beer is a traditional pub game in the UK. Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke was previously the world record holder for the fastest drinking of a yard of beer. He downed a sconce pot in eleven seconds as part of a traditional Oxford college penalty. In New Zealand, where it is referred to as a "yardie," drinking a yard glass full of beer is traditionally performed at a 21st birthday celebration by the celebrated person.

In some countries where beer drinking is taken rather seriously, legal requirements put forth by governments dictate how large a beer glass must be and how it should be marked. A handle refers to a very large beer mug.

Jug glasses, or dimple mugs, are shaped more like a large mug with a handle. They are molded with a grid pattern of thickened glass on the outside, somewhat resembling the segmentation of a WWII-era hand grenade.

Drinking. Crafting. Jam making. Mason jars are known for their many uses and functionality. Some people say drinking out of Mason jars is "hipster," and many bars are adapting the trend.

A New Zealand jug is a 2-liter container that holds beer. It is usually served along with one or more small glasses from which the beer is normally consumed, although in some student bars it is more common for the beer to be drunk directly from the jug, which is usually served without the accompanying glass.

A Middy is another term for a medium-size drinking glass, commonly holding half a pint of beer. It is more commonly called a schooner or a half pint.

A pot glass is a kind of glassware used for drinking beer in Australia. The size of a pot glass is 285mL. In Victoria, a pot is the most common size of drinking vessel for beer; if you ask for a beer at a pub or bar, a pot is what you will get.

In Canada, a schooner refers to a large capacity beer glass. Unlike the Australian schooner, which is smaller than a pint, a Canadian schooner is always larger. It is usually a tankard or mug-shaped glass, rather than a pint-shaped glass. It shouldn't be confused with Schooner Lager, which is a regional brand of beer found only in the eastern maritime provinces of Canada.

Absinthe has often been portrayed as a dangerously addictive psychoactive drug and hallucinogen. The chemical compound thujone, although present in the spirit in only trace amounts, was blamed for its alleged harmful effects. By 1915, absinthe had been banned in the United States and in much of Europe, including France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, and Austria-Hungary.

The Glencairn glass is a style developed by Glencairn Crystal Ltd, Scotland, for drinking whiskey. The wide-based tulip design of the glass makes it stable, while essentially funneling the aroma to your nose, since a lot of what we taste is influenced by smell. A stemmed base also lets you swirl, adding oxygen to the drink and further enhancing the smell/taste experience.

A Hurricane glass contains 20 fluid ounces. It is used to serve mixed drinks, particularly the hurricane, for which it is named, originating at Pat O'Brien's Bar in New Orleans. Other drinks served in this glass include the Singapore sling, June bug, piña colada, and blue Hawaii. This glass is shaped like a vase or a hurricane lamp, typically taller and wider than a highball glass.

Margaritas may be served in a variety of glasses, most notably the stereotypical margarita glass, a variant of the classic champagne coupe; this is particularly associated with blended fruit margaritas. The glass is also used for dishes such as guacamole or shrimp cocktails. In formal settings, margaritas are often served in a standard cocktail glass, while in informal settings, particularly with ice, margaritas may be served in an old fashioned glass.

A sherry glass is generally used for serving aromatic alcoholic beverages, such as sherry, port, aperitifs, liqueurs, and layered shooters. It resembles a small wine glass.

Champagne stemware refers to the flute and coupe glasses used in the consumption of champagne, other sparkling wines, and certain beers. As with other stemware, the stem allows the drinker to hold the glass without affecting the temperature of the drink.

The poco grande glass is closely related to the hurricane glass. It has a similar fluted bowl shape, but is shallower and has a longer stem.

Today's coupette glass is based on the earlier champagne coupe. Legend has it the coupe was modeled on a woman's breast. However, it was designed in 1663, so the story that involved the anatomy of French queen Marie Antoinette must be apocryphal. To facilitate the rimming with salt necessary for margaritas, the bowl of the coupette was widened. It's also used for daiquiris.

Shooter glasses are intended for quick consumption. They are sized for jelly shots, liquor shots, and oyster shooters.

A thistle beer glass is used for Scottish ales. The glass is shaped like a thistle blossom, hence the name. The bowl of the glass is large and will fit in your hand, while the flared top allows for the release of aroma.

Dessert wine glasses are smaller than regular wine glasses, to concentrate the aromas of these sweeter wines and allow you to enjoy the complex flavors. These are often referred to as port glasses.

Grappa is made by distilling the skins, pulp, seeds, and stems left over from winemaking, after pressing the grapes. It was originally made to prevent waste. With the introduction of "boutique" grappas, elaborate flute glasses have been promoted; traditionalists continue to taste grappa in shot glasses.

The German-style Weizenglass generally holds 16 oz., with room for foam or "head." It is much taller than a pint glass, starting out very skinny before widening out slightly at the top. It is said that the glass is tapered to trap yeast at the bottom of the glass.

Chalices are large, stemmed, bowl-shaped glasses, adequate for serving Belgian ales, German doppelbocks and eisbocks, and other big sipping beers. The chalice is heavy and thick-walled. Some chalices are even etched on the bottom of the bowl of the glass, to attract carbon dioxide and provide a stream of bubbles for maintaining a nice head.

The distinction between a goblet and a chalice beer glass is typically in the glass thickness, but the term is somewhat interchangeable. Goblet beer glasses tend to be more delicate and thin.

The cosmopolitan is usually served in a large cocktail glass, also called a martini glass. For this reason, the drink is mistakenly categorized as a type of martini. The classic recipe is vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed or sweetened lime juice.

The Solo cup’s opacity is a big selling point for underage college and high-school drinkers who prefer not to reveal exactly what they’re sipping. Also, they're cheap and disposable. They are the classic vessel for popular drinking games, including beer pong and flip cup.

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