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To think hot clear drinks should be served in a glass?

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StNiChaolas Thu 27-Dec-12 11:17:51

What's the etiquette?




<<narrows eyed>>

StNiChaolas Thu 27-Dec-12 11:18:38

I have no idea who just gobbledegooked on my post. shock

SavoyCabbage Thu 27-Dec-12 11:22:24

I don't like drinking old things out of a cup/mug. And I don't like cups with a coloured inside. But I could easily drink a hot clear drink from a mug. Like herbal tea or lemsip.

AnyFuleKno Thu 27-Dec-12 11:28:20

What would be a hot clear drink? Ymean hot water?

StNiChaolas Thu 27-Dec-12 11:28:48


Fruit things from glarses.

Lemsip, meh, the jury's out.

"old things" well, erm, I would not be drinking at all. [prim] wink

2rebecca Thu 27-Dec-12 11:31:08

I'm not convinced any of my glasses are heat proof so I serve all hot drinks from a mug. Don't see what difference it makes if the liquid is clear or opaque. Cold drinks glasses, hot drinks mugs or cups in our house

StNiChaolas Thu 27-Dec-12 11:31:44

Fruit tea.


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AnyFuleKno Thu 27-Dec-12 11:36:53

Lemsip I would normally be drinking from a gravy
Jug having been too Ill and self pitying to do the washing up

Trills Thu 27-Dec-12 11:44:20

How do you feel about lattes in clear glsses?

They are hot but not clear.

susiedaisy Thu 27-Dec-12 11:47:16

Still trying to think of hot clear drinks other than lemsip!

2rebecca Thu 27-Dec-12 11:58:08

Several members of my family take tea without milk and like it weak. They still get it in a cup or mug. My husband likes hot squash when unwell, but gets that in a mug as well.
If it's a glass you haven't got a handle so are more likely to burn yourself or spill it, especially if unwell and a bit weak and shaky.

Tee2072 Thu 27-Dec-12 12:00:41

I like hot layered drinks in a clear glass, i.e. a properly made Irish coffee.

TheSurgeonsMate Thu 27-Dec-12 12:11:37

YABU. Fruit tea and hot toddy are both examples of things I serve in mugs.

Do you have glasses with handles? I don't. What about those glass mugs - got any of them? Or the ones that are a glass, but with a plastic holder to give them a handle? I don't have those either.

I surety sure as sureness am not putting hot clear drinks in a wine glass so I can hold it by the stem. That is not steamy comfort. That's "pay attention, you might tipple this wine glass."

StNiChaolas Thu 27-Dec-12 12:12:32

I prevarication over teh neediness of glass for powsh coffee.

But I am unyielding re clear drinks.


2rebecca Thu 27-Dec-12 13:19:01

I agree gaelic coffee is nicer in the special glasses you get for gaelic coffees with small handles. I don't have any of these though.

everlong Thu 27-Dec-12 13:23:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LynetteScavo Thu 27-Dec-12 13:23:31

Mulled wine....

I did drink some from a mug earlier in the week, and DH accused me off trying to hide the fact that I was drinking alcohol. hmm

LynetteScavo Thu 27-Dec-12 13:24:32

Mostly glass mugs are wrong.

I think the only exception is Irish coffee, where you float the cream on the top, but I think they went out of fashion in 1992.

EdgarAllanPond Thu 27-Dec-12 13:26:54

for herb/ fruit tea = mug is fine
for irish coffee = nice if you have one of the glasses, so you can see the cloudy swirly layeryness of the cream

i think a glass gives more sense of occasion if it is a super nice drink.

Earl Grey = tea cup definitely. glass wanky.

littlewhitebag Thu 27-Dec-12 13:29:49

I drink Earl Grey - no milk - always a mug. Always the tall special mug i really love and which i would never drink coffee from. Clear glasses for mulled wine.

amicissimma Thu 27-Dec-12 13:41:19

In general I would prefer a mug. Good idea about hiding mulled wine in a mug!

Latte in a glass is an abomination.

2rebecca Thu 27-Dec-12 19:04:33

Goblets for mulled wine, makes me feel like I'm in the middle ages a la Game of Thrones with no risk of crawling round the kitchen picking up pieces of heat shattered glass when pissed.

tinkertitonk Thu 27-Dec-12 21:54:40

The significance of the OP's question is universal.

For example, should philosophers wear tennis shoes?

EmmaBemma Thu 27-Dec-12 21:57:27

Um - sometimes yes, a glass is visually pleasing for a hot clear drink such as a hot toddy, but not a fruit tea or similar, and it needs a handle, or it gets too hot to hold. It's usually mugs in our house.

LivingInAPinkBauble Thu 27-Dec-12 22:15:46

Yes, hot clear drinks=glass with metal holdy thing. Tastes better. In the same way as I drink water etc from a glass not a mug. But then I also like hot chocolate in a glass with cream and marshmallows.

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