When operating a bar, whether it be in-house or a business, you need to
have certain types of glasses. The right glass can enhance the drink
you are serving, making you look even better. You really do not want to
serve wine in a coffee cup, a cocktail in a beer mug, and you
definitely don't want to serve an Alabama Slammer in a sherry glass.
Get the point?
When you are around any bar, home or business, you need to be
concerned for yourself and your guests. Here are a few tips about
accidents and what to do:
Always use an ice scoop and not the glass itself. Tiny
slivers of glass always chip off when dipped into an ice well
and your glasses become unclear after a while
If you accidentally break a glass near ice, always throw away
all the ice. When glass shatters, pieces go everywhere. You really
don't want pieces of glass in your drink.
Never take a hot glass and add ice into it. This can cause the
glass to shatter due to thermal shock. Be careful about this.
Mechanical shock occurs when you clank two glass together.
One of the glasses will almost always break.
If you carry the glasses by the stem or the base you avoid
fingerprints where people drink from, and you will have more support
carrying the glass.