We’ve all been there. You’ve got the perfect drink recipe, and a few willing and thirsty cocktail drinkers waiting for a sample. Presentation is as important as the drink, and a frosted glass would be ideal. Maybe you thought ahead and stored a few glasses in the freezer, or maybe your freezer is a wee bit stockpiled at the moment and that isn’t an option for you. No worries, I have some cocktail glass chilling methods for you, just pick the one that suits you best. And don’t forget to pour yourself a cocktail. After all, you’ve earned it.
How to (Quickly) Chill a Cocktail Glass

Want to make crushed ice for your cocktail? Add ice cubes to a zip-top bag, smash with a rolling pin or heavy skillet until crushed. Perfectly crushed cocktail ice!

Things You’ll Need
Cocktail glasses to chill
Ice
Water
Paper towels
Method One
Just store your cocktail glasses in the freezer. Or place them in the freezer for 20 minutes. While this is clearly easy, it’s a little inconvenient at the last minute.

Method Two
Wrap a wet paper towel around the glass you’d like frosted and add the glass to the freezer for 5 minutes. Remove from the freezer, remove the towel and you’re all set.

Method Three
Fill the glass with crushed ice and add cold water. Let stand for 3 minutes, swirling occasionally. Pour out the ice and water and the glass will be frosted. This is the method used most often by bartenders in the field.