Finish off a refined bar with a touch of the transparent. Enjoy the beauty of crystal barware set against the rich wooden surface. House beverages in the proper jugs. Let libations breathe in wine decanters. Instead of reds and whites, show off amber in a whiskey carafe. Drinks become more colorful when mixed in a punch bowl, distributed from a pitcher, or emitted from the spout of a beverage dispenser.
Pour into equally elegant crystal barware, selecting the proper glassware for each concoction. Discover stemware rising up to catch liquid in martini glasses or champagne flutes. Wine glasses feature long stems as well, encapsulating the best of both worlds—the curve of a toasting flute but wider opening meant for martinis. A similar shape waits, condensed down into cordial glasses and brandy glasses. When not in hand, keep the home bar pristine by placing glassware on wine coasters.
Crystal barware need not have stems. Start small with the tiniest of all: shot glasses. Discover the classic good looks of old-fashioned glasses, or enjoy taller tumblers, highball glasses, and beer glasses. Fill either form with the product of ice buckets. From useful bar tools to the glassware they serve, employ the same design throughout.
Stick to something simple, with the sleekness of smooth crystal. Enjoy the lines of cut crystal, as they form diamonds, square grids, vertical stripes, angular starbursts or even plaids. Just as architectural, but less linear, employ the swirls of an art deco design. Continue on with curvature, in glasses etched with words or polka dots. From clear to cobalt blue, and with rich red wine stoppers too, enjoy the loveliness and grandeur of crystal barware from Macy’s.