New Stylish Martini Glasses Create Sensation

September 24, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
Martini glasses have now become an important accoutrement for entertaining and relaxing for the in crowd. Based on Internet research the following Martini glasses are the most popular:

- Plastic Martini Glasses
- Mini Martini Glasses
- Acrylic Martini Glasses
- Oversized Martini Glasses
- Lighted Martini Glasses
- Painted Martini Glasses

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A Martini cocktail glass is a narrow drinking glass having a stem and a wide, shallow, inverted cone fixed above it to hold liquid. The base of the stem is wide enough to maintain balance. Generally these glasses are angled or uniquely styled.

A Martini is a cocktail containing unequal portions of gin and dry vermouth served chilled, in a conical stemmed glass, garnished with either a green olive or a lemon twist. There are many variations and garnishings that may be added to customize the Martini to each personís individual taste.

The martini was an established American cocktail at the beginning of the 20th century, but did not attain its pre-eminent status as the classic cocktail until later in the century. Perhaps paradoxically, Prohibition did a great deal to elevate the martini's stature. Americans' preferred tipple at that time — whiskey — requires skillful blending and long aging, whereas cheap but (marginally) drinkable "bathtub gin" is relatively easy to produce, so martinis were more readily available in the era of the speakeasy.
- Wikipedia: Martini Cocktail History of the Drink

The Swank Martini Company is the premiere online resource for martini lovers everywhere. Featuring a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and stems, our unique martini glassware designs make the perfect gift for any occasion (wedding gifts, housewarming gifts, Fatherís Day gifts, corporate gifts for VIP clients) and include free shipping, free gift wrap and card.