9 Types Of Shot Glasses

There are quality glassesware to shoot your spirits, just like there are elegant coupe glasses for crafting cocktails and sophisticated rocks glasses for sipping whiskeys. You don’t have to limit your shot glass collection to trinkets that you find in far-flung tourist shops. There are plenty of shot glasses available for a variety of styles and needs, from copper cups for mini Moscow Mules to sleek, vintage-inspired glasses.

We have the right shot glasses for you, no matter what your preference. We have the top shot glasses for any occasion.

Best Overall: Ozeri Moderna Artisan Series Double Wall Beverage and Espresso Shot Glasses


  • Can be used to make coffee
  • Ideal for hot and cold drinks
  • Double-wall design


  • Delicate
  • Hand washing is recommended

The Ozeri Moderna Espresso Shot and Beverage glasses are thoughtfully designed. A smart, patent-pending design suspends drinks with an inner wall. While a second outer wall keeps beverages safe from heat, it gives the glass a modern aesthetic. This innovation makes the types of shot glasses particularly well suited to both frozen drinks and for your morning espresso shots. The glass is designed to be comfortably held in your hands with hand-blown dimples.

These shot glasses, large enough to hold 2 ounces of liquid, are made with heat- and condensation-resistant borosilicate glass to protect the contents from outside temperatures. The glasses are microwave- and freezer-safe. They can also be heated or chilled.

Best Tall: Orren Ellis Lasalle Shot Glasses


  • Durable
  • Dishwasher safe


  • Not stackable
  • Glass is extremely thin

These shot glasses’ tall, elongated design is modern and unfussy, with a generous 2.25-ounce capacity, built for multiple shots. Six glasses are included in the set, each measuring 1.5 by 4.1 inches tall. The dishwasher-safe glasses are BPA-free and lead-free. They do not stack because of their tall shape.

The glasses are not easily cracked or broken. They are made of durable, tough glass that can withstand drops and withstand repeated use. These glasses are great for serving liqueurs and coffee with more refined ingredients.

Best Splurge: Schott Zwiesel Tritan Pure Shot Glass


  • Dishwasher safe
  • Chip-resistant
  • Elegant shape


  • Very delicate
  • It is not a standard measurement

Schott Zwiesel is a well-respected glassware brand. The elegantly designed Tritan Pure shotglass has a wider bowl and a longer profile than standard shot glasses. The slightly narrow top also allows complex aromas of spirits to shine.

Each shot glass is hand-made in Germany using dishwasher-safe, chip resistant glass. Each shot glass holds 3 ounces and is 4 inches tall. These glasses are delicate and more susceptible to breaking because of their thinness.

Best Novelty: Uncommon Goods Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses


  • Salty finish adds flavour
  • Great conversation piece


  • Only for agave spirits
  • Will degrade over time

Handcrafted from food-grade Himalayan salt, these shot glasses will give your tequila or mezcal a built-in salty finish. They are not dishwasher safe and will become brittle if the liquids are left in them for a long time.

The shot glasses come in sets of four and measure 3 by 1.25 inches. They hold 1.2 ounces. To prevent any leakage, each glass is made in Pakistan by skilled artisans using PET plastic, ceramic, and acaciawood inserts. The salt is naturally harvested so colors can range from pale pink to pale white.

JoyJolt City Heavy-Base Shot Glasses are the best for durability


  • With a heavy base, it is durable
  • Dishwasher safe


  • Thick glass
  • Do not stack

One of the best parts about taking a shot is smashing the glass. JoyJolt shot glasses were made for this purpose. They have a thick, weighted base that reduces breakage and prevents spillages. These glasses are virtually unbreakable. This sophisticated design is not only striking on a shelf, but it also feels solid in your hands.

In addition, the square-shaped shot glasses have a 2-ounce capacity, making them an excellent measuring tool for mixing cocktails. These glasses cannot be stacked if you are looking to save space. Each glass is dishwasher-safe and measures 1.75 by 2.5 inches.

Silipint Silicone Shot glasses are the best for parties


  • Virtually impossible to break
  • Low-maintenance

Hosting for a crowd? These glasses are perfect for hosting a party. They come in a variety of colors, including clear patterned glasses, tie-dye, rainbow, blue and orange. Not only do they offer party-ready colors (bonus: If multiple shots are on the docket, the colors can help guests avoid mixing up glasses), but these glasses are also made with durable silicone. They are light and sturdy, but they also have a good weight.

They can be dropped, smashed, or thrown over. These glasses are almost indestructible, and protected from chips, breaks, and fading. The glasses are safe to use in the dishwasher, microwave, and freezer. Each glass holds 1.5 ounces and comes in a pack of six.

Bring these on vacation, or pull them out when you know the drinks will be flowing.

Dnifo Six-Shot Dispenser is the Best


  • Budget-friendly
  • This is a great product for crowds
  • Pours even shots


  • Plastic is not of high quality

Doling out shots for a crowd can get messy, and this shot dispenser system takes the spillage out of shot-pouring. The dispenser will evenly distribute the liquid throughout six shot glasses, regardless of whether it is a straight shot or pre-mixed.

The dispenser is made of durable, food-grade plastic that is far more durable than glass. The set includes six 1.5-ounce shot glasses. The entire set can be flipped upside down when you are done pouring. This makes it easy to store the glasses.

Try this with straight shots of agave spirits, or perhaps opt for more creative shooters.

Viski Double-Walled Chilling Shot glasses are best chilled


  • Keeps drinks cool without diluting
  • Clean design


  • Hand washing is required
  • Only for chilled beverages

The clean lines of Viski’s shot glass are a big draw. The straight, modern design gives the glasses a sleek, elegant and elevated air to them–a big upgrade from standard bar room shot glasses.

The real winner is the double-walled design. Two walls are filled with cooling gel, which protects your drink from the outside heat and keeps it chilled without dilution. You can keep them in the freezer and then fill the glasses with spirit when you are ready to shoot it back.

These glasses weigh 3 ounces and come in a pair of 2. Hand washing is required for the glasses.

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