Cordial glasses, also known as liqueur glasses or schnapps glasses, are dainty and elegant glassware designed for serving small quantities of concentrated spirits or liqueurs. They are characterized by their petite size and delicate appearance, perfectly suited for enjoying after-dinner drinks or aperitifs.
Many cordial glasses have a stem that elevates the bowl, allowing you to hold the glass without warming the liqueur inside. This preserves the drink's ideal temperature and prevents the flavors from being affected by body heat.
Common liqueurs served in cordial glasses include Grand Marnier, Amaretto, Sambuca, Frangelico, and various fruit-flavored schnapps.