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Do cocktail glasses have a gender? For some men, clearly

By Becky Hughes

29 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

informed Summary

  1. Many men are still committed to drinking out of "manly" glasses and avoiding glassware they deem too feminine, according to bartenders in New York City. This is despite societal efforts to challenge the gender binary in other areas.

NEW YORK — At a recent work party in New York City, Brady Dunayer, a 28-year-old real estate banking analyst, bolted to the bar to order a drink. He was startled by what he received: His whiskey-based cocktail was served in a stemmed glass and garnished with a flower.

The presentation, he thought, was “a little out of the blue” for a whiskey drink. So for his next round, he ordered the same cocktail but told the bartender, “Hold the flower, give me a rocks glass.”

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