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With a moniker taken from its most famous cocktail, the Old Fashioned glass is a true necessity for any proper home bar. Whether you’re sipping spirits neat or crafting elaborate cocktails, staple glassware can help define the aesthetic of your collection, be it classic, playful, or eclectic. Here are six sets of love that are anything but basic.

Short Stories Double Old Fashioned Mixed Set

Classic doesn’t have to mean boring, as illustrated by this gorgeous mixed set from historic Irish glassmaker Waterford. Each 12-ounce crystal glass in the set of four bears one of Waterford’s signature cut designs, making for a collection both timeless and eclectic. $400/set of 4,

Finesse Grid Single Old Fashioned Glasses

Contemporary-leaning glassmakers NUDE merge chic minimalism and modern appeal with these wafer-thin glasses from their Finesse line, updated with a subtly etched grid motif. The single-size Old Fashioned glasses hold just a splash over 10 ounces, and are handcrafted from lead-free crystal for improved durability. $65/set of 4,

Rialto Old Fashioned Glasses

Available in a rainbow of bright colors (seen here in “Milicent”), the Rialto glasses by makers Sir|Madam take their design inspiration from the arches of Venice’smost famous bridge. Finished by hand inTurkey, with natural variations in the cuts and colors, these 12-ounce glasses add the perfect pop of color to the bar. $56/set of 2,

Crumple Old Fashioned

First created by renowned Japanese designer Makoto Komatsu in 1980 for his “Crumple” series, these eclectic tumblers even hold a spot in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. The original manufacturer, Japan’s Kimura Glass, still produces the design today, so you can enjoy your cocktail from a true work of art. $105.60/set of 2,

Wave Glassware

Combining a retro, midcentury vibe with a contemporary aesthetic, these Wave glasses from Australian housewares brand Fazeek make for a statement set. With a capacity just over 12 ounces, the glasses are made from durable borosilicate glass, keeping them sturdy and dishwasher safe. $56/set of 2,

Gold Band Whiskey Rocks Glasses

With clean lines, a classic shape, and a capacity just shy of 12 ounces, these glasses hit the mark for any cocktail occasion. Plus, the chic detailing of the hand-painted double gold bands bely the affordable price point, making this set a steal. $15.99/set of 4,

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