Best Shot Glasses of 2020

Bottoms up! Classic and quirky picks for your barware needs

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Our Top Picks
"These disposable plastic cups...hold 2 ounces and are shaped like the familiar red party cups, so they’ll add good cheer wherever you use them."
"These hammered copper shot glasses look elegant, no matter what you’re serving.​ These are great for outdoor parties since they’re unbreakable."
"When it’s speak like a pirate day, or you’re serving rum shots, these skull-shaped shot glasses will be the star of the party."
"Perfect for tequila shots...these glasses are hand carved from pink Himalayan salt and add just the right amount of salt to your drink."
"The ultimate recyclable shot glass maker, this silicone mold lets you make your own shot glasses out of ice. Perfect for the backyard barbecue."
"Great for gift giving or for personalizing with your family name, logo or favorite saying, these shot glasses have a classic look."
"Looks like it’s been shot with a real .308 bullet. This makes a great conversation piece, and it’s a fully functional shot glass."

Shot glasses are a must-have for any home bar. They’re useful for serving, measuring, prep work or even serving appetizer-sized dishes like soup or mini desserts

Best Disposable: Global Décor Mini Red Cups 2oz Plastic Disposable Shot Glasses

When you need a lot of shot glasses, but don’t want to store extra glassware (or let's face it, clean), these disposable plastic cups will come in handy. They hold 2 ounces and are shaped like the familiar red party cups, so they’ll add good cheer wherever you use them. Not only are these great for regular shots, they’re the cup you’ll choose for Jell-O or pudding shots, and also for frozen shots.

For family gatherings, these make great condiment cups for individual portions of dips. They’re also great for samples, crafts or for holding toothpicks or small portions of snacks. These are washable but are inexpensive enough to be disposable. This is a pack of 120 cups so they'll be enough for a large party or a year's worth of entertainment.

Best Copper: Mosscoff Mule Shot Glasses

The Moscow mule is a drink that requires a copper mug, so of course, these little copper glasses are perfect for Moscow Mule themed shots. But you don’t need to limit yourself to that drink. These hammered copper shot glasses look elegant, no matter what you’re serving.​

These are great for outdoor parties since they’re unbreakable but classier than plastic drinkware. They’re also a pretty addition to your kitchen, to hold toothpicks, salt, or often-used spices. This is a set of four. They hold 2 ounces each and should be hand washed.

Best Skull: Kovot Skull Shot Glasses

When it’s speak like a pirate day, or you’re serving rum shots, these skull-shaped shot glasses will be the star of the party. Use them for Halloween, Day of the Dead, or when your favorite team loses … or wins. They’re just too much fun to tuck away for too long.

Made from clear glass, you’ll see the drink and every detail of the glasses when you fill them with your favorite drink. These hold 1 1/2 ounces each and come in a set of six.

Best Salt Shot Glasses: UMAID Pink Himalayan Salt Tequila Shot Glasses

Perfect for tequila shots and similar cocktail shooters, these glasses are hand carved from pink Himalayan salt and add just the right amount of salt to your drink. Because they’re made from natural salt and are handmade, no two are exactly alike.

These are reusable. Salt is naturally antibacterial, so just rinse them and let them dry for further use. This is a set of four shot glasses that hold 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 ounces each.

Best Shot Glass Ice Mold: Kovot Cool Shots Silicone ICE Shot

The ultimate recyclable shot glass maker, this silicone mold lets you make your own shot glasses out of ice. Perfect for the backyard barbecue on a hot day, you can serve, shoot, and toss the glasses on the lawn where they can water the grass. Made from flexible food-grade silicone, the mold is designed to make crack-free ice shot glasses that will keep your shots cold without watering them down.

For even more fun, make the glasses from fruit juice, tea, or even colored water. Or use the molds to make chocolate shot glasses for dessert drinks. The mold makes eight shot glasses at a time and is dishwasher safe.

Best Personalized: CKB Products Wholesale Personalized Set of 6 Shot Glasses

Great for gift giving or for personalizing with your family name, logo or favorite saying, these shot glasses have a classic look with customized engraving in a variety of fonts. Get all six glasses engraved the same way, or make each one unique.

This set goes into production quickly after the order is placed, so it’s suggested that you have your customizing instruction ready prior to the order. These hold 1 1/2 ounces each and come in a set of six.

Best Quirky: Lucky Shot USA .308 Bullet Shot Glass

Do you love puns? This shot glass is for you since it’s a glass that looks like it’s been shot with a real .308 bullet. This makes a great conversation piece, and it’s a fully functional shot glass that holds 2 ounces. While the bullet is real, there’s no gunpowder or lead residue, so this is perfectly safe for food and drink — or just leave it behind the bar or on a shelf.

Since it these are hand-blown, each glass is unique and they should be hand washed. 

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