A hurricane glass is a beautiful and large flared pear-shaped glass, standing on a small leg. In which special cocktails, with lots of ice, sugars and usually a lower percentage of alcohol, are served.
What are hurricane glasses?
A hurricane glass is a large glass made for cocktails. Indeed, it is the largest glass for special drinks. The hurricane glass is perfect for somewhat larger and special cocktails. Hurricane glasses go perfectly with colourful and festive cocktails. The glass gets its name from the shape that characterises it. Namely, the glasses are curved with the same contours as those of a hurricane. In general, the glasses are large and meant for colourful and sweet drinks. The glasses come in different sizes, we sell the glasses in sizes from around 400 to 700 ml.
What to use hurricane glasses for
A hurricane glass is used for different cocktails, actually for all sweet larger cocktails a hurricane glass can be used. The best-known cocktails served in hurricane glasses are described below.
The Pina Colada is a well-known cocktail based on pineapple juice, white rum, coconut milk and coconut cream. With the cocktail, one quickly thinks of a beach surrounded by palm trees and a bright blue sea. Not much is known about the origin of the pina colada, however, it is said that the drink was invented in 1954 by a bartender in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Later, the pina colada was named the national drink of Puerto Rico. The cocktail comes out perfectly in the special hurricane glasses.
The blue Hawaii is a tropical drink not much different from the pina colada. The drink was invented in 1857 by bartender Harry Yee in, you might have guessed it, Hawaii. The drink even has Dutch roots. A representative of Dutch drinks brand Bols had approached Harry to make a cocktail with Bols' "Blue Curaçao". After much thought, Harry Yee came up with the idea of the Blue Hawaii. The drink contains; Blue Curaçao, rum, vodka, pineapple and sweet-and-sour. And of course, the tropical drink is served in a large hurricane glass.
Libbey hurricane glasses
The hurricane glasses we sell are from the Libbey brand. Libbey has been selling glasses since 1818 and is considered an expert when it comes to professional glassware. The glasses are made to take a beating and are therefore perfect for the catering industry. Libbey is one of the largest glassware companies in the world and is even the number one glassware company in America. Because of this, you can be sure that you are in the right place with Libbey's glasses.
Feel free to contact us if you want more information or have any questions. Or take a look at the other cocktail glasses we offer. We offer the widest range when it comes to original cocktail glasses. Think long drink, martini, margarita and, of course, hurricane glasses. Whether you own a large cocktail bar or a café, at APS Glass & Bar Supply we ensure that you can serve the perfect cocktails with an extra experience through the special glassware.