Free Shipping on Orders Over $60

Celebrating Your New Glass Drinkware: Care Tips & Delightful Recipes to Savor Every Sip

Welcome to the world of handcrafted beauty! By choosing one of our unique drinkware pieces, you've not only acquired a functional item but a piece of art that holds the passion, stories, and meticulous craftsmanship of its maker.

This post is here to guide you on how to cherish and maintain the beauty of your precious purchase and to inspire you with simple, delightful drink recipes that will enhance your experience with each sip.

Caring for Your Glass Drinkware

Hand Painted Pieces & Crystal Care

Your hand-painted and crystal glassware, with its intricate designs and fragile composition, deserves tender love and care. These pieces are not suited for the dishwasher; the heat and vigorous movement can easily damage the delicate material and erase the beautiful hand-painted details. We recommend hand washing these treasures with a mild detergent and warm water. Gently dry them with a soft, lint-free cloth to prevent water spots and to keep them shining brightly. Air drying is also acceptable.


Care for Other Glassware

For other robust pieces, like our beaded hobnail glass sets, the convenience of a dishwasher is an option. To maintain their sparkle and integrity, we suggest placing them on the top rack. Avoid using overly abrasive detergents, and ensure that each piece is securely placed to avoid collisions during the wash cycle.


Enhancing Your Experience with Delightful Drink Recipes

The true beauty of your new drinkware is best revealed when filled with a beverage that complements its elegance. Here are some curated drink recipes, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, designed for each type of glass in your collection.

Red Wine Glass Recipes

  • Alcoholic: Classic Red Wine Sangria Mix together your favorite red wine, a splash of brandy, diced fruits (like oranges, lemons, and berries), a touch of orange juice, and a hint of sweetener if desired. Chill and serve for a refreshing treat.

  • Non-Alcoholic: Grape and Berry Spritzer Combine grape juice, sparkling water, and fresh berries in your red wine glass. Add ice and garnish with a sprig of mint for a refreshing drink any time of the day.

Champagne Glass Recipes

  • Alcoholic: Simple Yet Elegant Mimosa Pour chilled champagne three-quarters of the way in your glass, then top off with freshly squeezed orange juice. A simple classic to celebrate every moment.

  • Non-Alcoholic: Festive Sparkling Apple Cider Toast Fill your champagne glass with sparkling apple cider. Add a cinnamon stick for a festive touch, perfect for special occasions or cozy evenings.

Whiskey or Lowball Glass Recipes

  • Alcoholic: The Timeless Old Fashioned Muddle sugar and bitters, add whiskey and a large ice cube, and garnish with an orange peel and cherry for a classic cocktail experience.

  • Non-Alcoholic: Sophisticated Smoked Honey Lemonade Smoked honey mixed with fresh lemon juice and water, served over ice for a unique twist on traditional lemonade.

Highball Glass Recipes

  • Alcoholic: Vibrant Gin and Tonic with a Twist Fill your glass with ice, add gin, and top with tonic water. Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of rosemary for a refreshing herbal note.

  • Non-Alcoholic: Tropical Mango Fizz Blend fresh mango with a squeeze of lime juice. Pour mixture into highball glass and top off with cold sparkling water for a tropical treat.


We hope these care tips and recipes help you cherish and enjoy your glass drinkware to the fullest. Each piece you've chosen from Art Glass Haven is a testament to ethical sourcing, sustainable production, and the unmatched artistry of glassmaking. We invite you to share your own drink creations and experiences with your new glassware on social media, tagging our brand to join a community of like-minded glass enthusiasts and collectors.

Let your art glass collection be a source of beauty, joy, and inspiration in your home. If you're looking to expand your collection or find a gift for someone special, explore our diverse selection of handcrafted pieces that are sure to captivate and enchant.

Thank you for supporting the art of glassmaking, and cheers to many memorable moments with your new drinkware!

Art Glass Haven - Where every sip tells a story.