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Cordial Glass vs Shot Glass: What Are The Key Differences? We Ask Chat GPT

Does it matter how drinks get into your body? Most people would probably say no. That said, there may be some people that want to look fancy as they get drunk. That's where a cordial glass comes into play. From the looks of it a cordial glass is a fancier looking shot glass. We're gonna have Chat GPT give us a better breakdown, but first let's take a look at two listings to get an idea of what we are talking about.

First we have cordial glasses. Currently on Amazon for $13.87 for a set of 6. They also have a 4.8 star score on over 2,000 ratings.

JAIEF Tequila Glasses Heavy Base Shot Glass Cordial Glasses 2 OZ (Set of 6)

Next we have your typical shot glasses. Heavy base set of 6 currently on Amazon for $11.99 and they have a 4.7 star score on over 7,000 ratings.

BCnmviku 1.5 oz Shot Glasses Sets with Heavy Base, Clear Shot Glass (6 Pack)

Now let's kick it to Chat GPT to see what it has to say...

"Cordial glasses and shot glasses are both types of glassware, but they are designed for different purposes and are commonly used for serving different types of drinks.

  1. Cordial Glass:

  • Size and Shape: Cordial glasses are generally smaller and more delicate in appearance than shot glasses. They are typically tall and narrow, with a capacity ranging from 1 to 3 ounces.

  • Purpose: Cordial glasses are designed for serving small amounts of sweet liqueurs or cordials. These are often after-dinner drinks and are meant to be sipped slowly.

  1. Shot Glass:

  • Size and Shape: Shot glasses are typically shorter and sturdier than cordial glasses. They have a wider mouth and a thicker base, designed to hold a small, concentrated amount of alcohol.

  • Purpose: Shot glasses are used for serving shots of hard liquor or spirits. They are commonly used in social settings for quick consumption of strong alcoholic beverages.

In summary, while cordial glasses are designed for sipping sweet liqueurs in a more refined manner, shot glasses are intended for quickly consuming small amounts of strong alcoholic drinks. The choice between the two depends on the type of drink being served and the drinking context."

That makes sense. So it looks to be that if you want to get drunk faster go with the shot glasses. If you want to sip your drink and enjoy it for a bit longer, go with the cordial glass.

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