A G&T is a traditional 'Highball' drink, where a base alcoholic spirit is paired with a larger proportion of a non alcoholic mixer such as soda or tonic water. The 'Highball' glass is commonly used for a G&T, however wider brimmed glasses are also popular, such as the 'Rocks' glass and especially so the 'Copa' glass. Whatever your preference, quality glassware goes a long long way to best experience this distinguished beverage.
A tall slim glass widely used for highball drinks and cocktails, hence the name. A great option for all drinks served on ice and is still popular for a G&T. The 'Collins' glass is much the same style but generally a little taller, and both are good if a longer cut of garnish is preferred, such as a cucumber or lemon twist.
The Rocks glass is a perfect choice for a G&T. Shorter and wider than a Highball, aesthetically pleasing if in crystal glass, with plenty of room for a good amount of ice. This glass can enhance the experience giving a sense of occasion and allowing the aromas of both gin and garnish to complement the flavours.
The Copa bowl glass has become arguably the most popular show boat of all glass styles for a G&T. A stemmed wide rimmed balloon shaped glass allows for plenty of ice, mixed garnishes and full appreciation of tastes and aromas. A great glass to swirl with, it is also said that its shape slows the ice melt keeping the drink colder and fresher for longer.