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A traditional shot glass is made of a thick glass, especially at the base. Today you’ll find shot glasses in an assortment of shapes and sizes decorated with advertising, humorous pictures or sayings, and company brand names.
Shot glasses can come in all shapes and sizes, but they usually never hold more than 2 ounces. The average shot is 1-1/2 ounces.
Shot glasses are designed to hold or measure liquor, to be either poured into a mixed drink or drunk straight from the glass (a “shot”).