The 10 Best Shot Glass Sets

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This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in June of 2018. Whether you enjoy a sub-zero vodka in the evening or find yourself throwing parties often, every good home bar should have a quality set of shot glasses. From unbreakable copper to artisan-made glass, we’ve rounded up an array of options well-suited for everything from entertaining and serving guests to stylish picks great for a solitary sip, with one for every budget. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Villeroy & Boch Boston

2. Slinger Mini Star

3. Novica Artisan Crafted

Editor's Notes

May 14, 2020:

Whether you're looking for a shot glass set to display alongside your favorite bartending book in your home bar, need something portable for camping, or want something elegant to bust out for formal events, we've gathered a variety of selections to suit differing needs. We focused on shot glasses with generous capacities and weighted bases that are easy to care for, look good, and boast extra features like chip resistance or flared lips.

Today we removed the Kovot Tic-Tac-Toe Full-Sized, which is still a solid party game if you're looking for one, but we felt it had to go due to repeated reports of the designs on the glasses and board quickly fading. It also scratches very easily and has extremely sharp edges, two things that don't mix well with inebriation.

We supplanted the Tru Blu Unbreakable and Unemployed Philosopher's Guild, both of which became unavailable. We didn't want this list to be lacking in unbreakable options, though, and so we added the Mosscoff Moscow Mule and Silipint Patented. We love both for their hardwearing, shatterproof designs, a boon when drinking. The Silipint are also incredibly versatile and undergo a manufacturing process that renders them odorless, allowing you to fully enjoy your spirit. They, like the Fred Cool Shooters, are exceptionally temperature resistant.

Finally, we added the Villeroy & Boch Boston, a selection made by a company respected for its German craftsmanship. These vintage-inspired shot glasses are perfect for holidays and formal events, come in a range of colors and are dishwasher safe. If you're looking for something hardwearing and elegant, they're a solid choice along with the Radicaln Antique and Novica Artisan Crafted.

Special Honors

Baccarat Everyday Les Minis Each two-ounce crystal glass in the Everyday Les Minis set from Baccarat sports a different shape and design inspired by the company's most iconic glassware, and is handcrafted with meticulous care in France. Notably expensive, this set would make an elegant wedding or housewarming gift and must be hand washed.

Anthropologie Lustered Stylish and not overly expensive, these sophisticated shot glasses from Anthropologie are crafted from hand-painted, triangular glass with sheeny gold rims and textured bodies that refract light. Each sports a sturdy weighted base and is attractive without sacrificing simplicity.

Lismore Diamond Two-Ounce Founded in Ireland in 1783, Waterford is known worldwide for creating crystal and glass drinkware of exceptional beauty and quality. The Lismore Diamond pattern set is a modern reinvention of the Waterford classic style, with intricate diamond cuts rendered in fine crystal. Their clarity, narrow profiles, cut pattern, weight, and texture combine to create durable and aesthetically-pleasing pieces.

4. Silipint Patented

5. Radicaln Antique

6. Mosscoff Moscow Mule

7. JoyJolt Heavy Base

8. Picnic Time Cantinero

9. Trendy Bartender Stylish

10. Fred Cool Shooters

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.

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