12 Outdoor Glassware Options to Make Al Fresco Drinking More Fun

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The minute the sun comes out and the temperature hits 70 degrees, you can bet you'll find us laying by the pool with an ice-cold drink in hand. On warm evenings, we'll be hosting wine-filled, al fresco dinner parties for friends, and on breezy afternoons we'll head to the park for a picnic — complete with refreshments, of course.

The one thing these dreamy summer scenarios have in common? The need for chic outdoor drinkware from which to sip and serve all our desired beverages. Alcoholic or not, thirst-quenching liquids are valuable hot-weather essentials and deserve to be honored by their vessels. Forget the college-reminiscent Solo Cups of yore and invest in portable outdoor drinkware that will make drinking outdoors much more fun.

1. Blue Pheasant Shatter-Proof Optic Melamine Glasses (set of 4), from $42

With a smoky gray tint and an elegant swirl effect, these melamine glasses are the consummate patio companion.

2. CB2 Chill Acrylic Cooler (set of 8), $31.60

Featuring a soft, rounded base and straight edges, this straightforward, clear acrylic glass is all you need this season.

3. Crate & Barrel Emmeline Acrylic Double Old-Fashioned Glass, $3.95

With this beautifully ribbed, translucent green glass, any drink will be instantly elevated.

4. Crate & Barrel Liv Acrylic Highball, $4.95

This textured highball is equally perfect for a Tom Collins and an iced tea, which is exactly why we love it.

5. DuraClear Tritan Faceted Glasses (set of 6), $65.95

If you're all-in on color, opt for this rainbow bundle of faceted Tritan glasses that are inspired by the classic French café model.

6. Ekobo Bamboo Medium Cup (set of 4), $27

Made of responsibly sourced, renewable bamboo fiber and a food-grade melamine binder, this joyful cup comes in ten different hues that are ideal for mixing together.

7. Fortessa Tableware Solutions Shatter-Proof Outdoor Glasses (set of 6), $60

Choose from white wine, red wine, martini, margarita, and all-purpose for a stylish set of Tritan copolyester glasses. The material is conveniently both unbreakable and dishwasher-safe.

8. Mepra Outdoor Italian Tumblers (set of 4), $40

Aperitivo hour is all the more romantic outside, so pretend you're in the Tuscan countryside with these lightweight Italian tumblers.

9. Pottery Barn Happy Hour Acrylic Drinking Glasses (set of 4), $32

Sleek and simple, these Tritan drinking glasses call for a frozen, fruity recipe. Festive garnish is encouraged.

10. Vera for Anthropologie Perennial Bamboo Melamine Tumbler, $7

From juicy oranges to whimsical plaid, we can't get enough of the vibrant Vera Neumann pattern options for this melamine tumbler. Plus, you can buy plates and bowls to match.

11. West Elm x Aaron Probyn Fluted Acrylic Glassware (set of 4), $22

We're crushing on this fluted acrylic glassware that stunningly combines durability with Art Deco flair and a convenient stackable design.

12. Yeti Rambler 10-oz Wine Tumbler, $24.99

If you prioritize function over form, this tumbler is for you. The insulation keeps liquids incredibly cold, while the lid helps to protect against spills and bugs.


Morgan Goldberg is a writer based in Los Angeles. She likes pasta, hiking, and crossword puzzles.

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