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Best Cordial Glasses

Traditionally designed for serving after-dinner liqueurs, cordial glasses add an elegant touch to any fine dining experience. Their small size is intended for drinks served up neat, meaning only the liqueur itself is consumed straight, without ice or mixers. The limited quantity of the drink is supposed to enhance the overall quality of the drink, as is the fact that the fine glass or crystal is intended to enhance the flavor. So whether you're serving after-dinner cordials or simply want a daintily-sized and aesthetically-pleasing vessel to serve a variety of beverages, cordial glasses are a sophisticated inclusion to any china cabinet. No idea where to get started when choosing a set of cordial glasses to impress your next dinner guest? Check out some of these great options we found.

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Most Professional

Luminarc Arc International Longchamp Diamax Cordial Glasses

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Cristal D’Arques Professional Design. Made in France, these diamax ultra-clear glass cordial glasses come in a set of four, with each two-ounce vessel featuring an elegant, diamond-cut design that looks just like one you’d find in a fancy, five-star European restaurant.

What We Liked

This set of cordial glasses oozes elegance. Designed and made in Paris by Cristal D’Arques, these 24 percent, full-lead crystal glasses are of the same material and aesthetic that have been featured in television, films, and print media for the past 40 years due to their exceptional quality and high-class aesthetic. If you want to feel like you’re living inside an episode of the television show Mad Men, enjoying a glass of port wine in a smoke-filled lounge, these are the cordial glasses for you. Get them here. 

Most Functional

Amlong Crystal Lead Free Cordial Glasses

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Lead-Free Cordial Glassware. Crafted of high-quality crystal that’s lead-free, this six-piece set of five-ounce glasses features a sophisticated, light-catching cut in the design that adds the perfect amount of style without being overly classy.

What We Liked

Standing seven inches tall with a volume of five ounces, these cordial glasses from Amlong Crystal hold more liquid than many other sets. In addition to small pours of after-dinner liqueurs, these glasses serve as a more multi-functional option for a variety of drinks and even desserts. Buy them now. 

Most Stylish

Circleware Splendor Multi Colored Cordial Glasses

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Colorful Cordial Splendor. These multi-colored, lead-free, stemmed glasses add a colorful twist when it’s time to serve your favorite wines and after-dinner cordials. With a colorful bowl shape designed to enhance flavor and aroma, dinner guests will never be left guessing which glass is theirs.

What We Liked

While most cordial glasses are made of clear glass to allow light to shine through the glassware and into the liquid, these colorfully-tinted glasses add a pop of contemporary fun without sacrificing the wine drinking experience. Featuring a bowl shape, the two-ounce vessels are particularly suited for cordial drinking but equally suitable for a variety of other drinks. The various colors are great for displaying in windowed or open-concept cabinetry and make it easier for dinner guests to know which glass belongs to whom. Buy them here. 

Best Overall

Argon Tableware Sherry/Liqueur Glasses

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Contemporary Cordial Gift Set. Made of dishwasher safe glass, these contemporary cordial glasses come in a sturdy box that makes a great gift set for any party host. The 2.8-ounce (80ml) vessel is the perfect amount for port, sherry, and a variety of other liqueurs intended for sipping.

What We Liked

These 2.8-ounce cordial glasses feature a narrow taper designed to maximize flavor and enhance aromas of everything from everyday wine to special occasion liqueurs. The long stem and sturdy design make these glasses the perfect serving vessel for drinks, parfaits, and desserts alike. Get them now.