"So, what’s so great about those Yarai mixing glasses? Leo Robitschek, the head bartender at Eleven Madison Park, says the Yarai glasses don’t break; they’re sturdy enough to let him mix two drinks at once without them tipping over; they’re gorgeous; and they stay colder longer. “We’ve had them for six months now and not one has broken,” he says. “Before, we would chip two pint glasses a week.”…"
Yarai Mixing gear may be the key to the perfect cocktail."
- NYTimes T Magazine, Spirited Away | Yarai Cocktail Glasses
"Cut-glass Yarai mixing glasses from Japan have become a cult item, favored for their beauty as well as their superior stability over standard pint glasses. [ Andrew] Bohrer [bar manager at Seattle's Mistral Kitchen] describes the beakers as "indispensable," especially for easier stirring of beverages chilled with the oversized squares of Kold-Draft ice favored by many bars. [David] Nelson [manager of Taven Law, also in Seattle] agrees, emphasizing that "the glass is not only beautiful but stirring motion is more efficient.""
- Food Arts, Black Belt Mixology
"A flair of elegance…which is perfect for stirring two Manhattans at once. Don’t forget to get a professional, long-handled barspoon and a strainer."
"Gorgeous gear is the latest trend for the home bar. We swear by our…Yarai Mixing Glass"
-Bon Appetit, 15 Steps to Setting Up a Gorgeous Bar
"Though these Yarai mixing glasses have been available in the States for over a year, I only acquired one this summer. I have admired them and heard their praises from friends, and I can say that everything I’ve heard is true. The glass itself is beautiful but very functional—the base is heavy so it doesn’t slide across the table while you stir, the width perfectly accommodates a julep strainer and the spout makes it easy to pour, plus it can easily hold two or even four drinks at a time."
-Sloshed!, Holiday Gift Guide 2010
"Last summer, I attended Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans and there was a buzz about the newest barware; the tools were Japanese and originated from innovations of the Tokyo cocktail scene…The man to talk to about getting my hands on the gear - Mr. Greg Boehm…
The Yarai mixing glasses are made from crystal, have an artistic glass design that also acts as a grip…The thickness of the glass keeps the drink colder and the weighted bottom prevents the glass from tipping over while the drink is being stirred. The bartender no longer needs to hold the glass because weight is centered. Again, the idea is to eliminate body heat from the hand for the coldest drink possible. Oh and they look pretty rad too!"
-Loungerati, Lounge Essential: Japanese Barware