There's a certain tradition to the martini glass: the thin, long stem and shallow glass are meant to make it easy to get your drink cold and keep it that way. But nothing says that your martini glass actually has to be made of glass. The Stainless Steel Martini Glass, from Sur La Table, offers an alternative that can update your cocktail. They're dishwasher-safe, making cleanup simple. The glasses hold 8 ounces and are sized to match standard martini glasses, letting you swap them out with no worries. While there are many designer martini glasses on the market, incorporating colored glass, patterns and other design elements, the metallic sheen of the Stainless Steel Martini Glass still stands out.
There are a few alternative uses for the Stainless Steel Martini Glass beyond drinking: it can make an eye-catching dish to serve desserts in. A chocolate mousse or a few berries and cream can be kept perfectly chilled in these glasses. Sur La Table sells the martini glasses individually at $10 per glass. That price is steeper than that at which you can pick up glassware--but the Stainless Steel Martini Glass is much more resilient than its glass counterparts and is unlikely to need replacement because someone was careless about where he set his glass.