One of the most important decisions before making any cocktail, is to make sure you have selected the correct glass, for the ‘right’ cocktail. Their is nothing worse than serving a cocktail that has just been mixed properly, and it ends up in the wrong type of glass. Whatever glass you decide to use, you need to check the glass is clean and free from chips or marks, such as lipstick.
Always try to hold the glass, by the stem or the base of the glass, this is to help and avoid unnecessary finger print marks, which are not acceptable. Also, it is unprofessional to put your fingers inside the glass, if it looks dirty? then the solution is to re-wash the glass, then polish the glass afterwards. We tend to pre-chill all our cocktail glasses, by placing ice cubes in the cocktail glass, while we are mixing the cocktail.