We can see a resurgence in the popularity of Coupe Glasses, nowadays. Bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts are rediscovering its unique properties- its ability to showcase layers and colors, its slightly oversized size that allows for a good amount of ice.
Can you serve a martini in a Coup Glass? A coupe glass can be a choice for serving martinis. It has a wide rim that allows you to easily garnish the drink with an olive or lemon twist. The short stem makes it easy to hold and prevents your hand from warming up the drink too much.
Let’s explore the problems with coupe glasses while serving martini, best glasses for holding a martini, drinks a coupe glass can perfectly hold, best coupe glasses types, and the origin of coupe glasses.
Problems With Coupe Glass While Serving Martini
Generally, Coup glasses are not designed for cocktails and martinis. They have a wide mouth which makes it difficult to stir and mix the drink properly. They also don’t have a stem, so it’s hard to hold them without your hand warming up the drink.
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Again, coup glasses are typically quite small, so you can only enjoy one or two martinis before you’re done. If you’re looking for something more substantial, check out our selection of martini glasses instead.
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Glasses A Martini Fits Well
Martini glasses are typically designed with a wide mouth and a long stem. This makes them perfect for stirring and mixing martinis without warming up the drink too much. They also have a nice, large capacity, so you can enjoy more than one martini at a time!
If you’re looking for something to serve your guests that will make them feel special, go with our martini glass selection. We guarantee they won’t be disappointed!
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If you’re looking for something more substantial than just one drink but less so than two, check out our selection of martini glasses instead. We guarantee they won’t be disappointed!
For those who like their drinks on the rocks (or straight up), we recommend using these types of glassware when serving guests at dinner parties or any other.
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Drinks A Coupe Glass Can Perfectly Hold
Coupe glasses are perfect for drinking champagne, cocktails, and other drinks that don’t need to be stirred or mixed like a martini. They’re also great if you want something more substantial than just one drink but less so than two! We recommend using these types of glassware when serving guests at dinner parties or any other event where you might want to impress them with your bartending skills (and maybe even learn some new ones!
The size of the coup glass makes it ideal for storing leftover wine or liquor in between sipping sessions because no stem could break off easily if left unattended too long; this allows you to keep track of how much liquid remains before refilling again afterward.
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Best Cocktail Coupe Glasses
A martini is a classic cocktail that is typically served in a martini glass. However, you can also serve a martini in a coupe glass. A coupe glass is narrower than a martini glass and has more of a curved shape. This makes it the perfect glass for serving cocktails with fruity or sweet flavors. For example, you can serve a strawberry daiquiri in a coupe glass or even an apple cider mimosa. If you are looking for some great cocktail coupe glasses to use at your next party, check out these options:
- The Libbey Endura Coupe Glasses: These are made of clear restaurant-grade crystal and have a modern design that will look great on any table. They are dishwasher safe and can hold up to 11 ounces of liquid.
- The Mikasa Italian Countryside Coupe Glasses: These have a beautiful, rustic design that will add some style to your cocktail hour. They are made of lead-free crystal and are dishwasher safe. Each glass holds up to 12 ounces of liquid.
- Rabbit Ears Coupette Glasses: If you are looking for something a little more unique, check out the Rabbit Ears Coupette Glasses. These glasses have two “ears” that curve up from the sides of the glass. They are made of hand blown glass and come in a variety of colors including blue, green, and pink. Each glass holds up to six ounces of liquid.
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Origin Of Coupe Glass
The coupe glass was first developed in the late 1800s as an alternative to traditional champagne flutes and flute-shaped glasses. It became popular at fancy hotels during Prohibition because it allowed bartenders to serve cocktails without breaking any laws by not drinking alcohol themselves (or so they thought).
In recent years, coup glasses have become synonymous with vintage cocktail culture due to their association with classic drinks like Manhattans and Negronis. Some people even use them for serving martinis! So if you want something different than your usual rocks glass or tumbler when mixing up some spirits this weekend, try using a coupe instead – we promise it’ll look pretty cool on Instagram too. 😉
“The coupe glass is a relatively new invention.” – Tom Sandham, author of The Thinking Drinkers’ Guide to Alcohol
“Like many bartenders today I use coup glasses for martinis and other cocktails that don’t need ice.” – Jim Meehan, mixologist at PDT in New York City. He goes on to explain how much easier it makes pouring liquid into them because they’re so narrow and tall compared with an old-fashioned or highball glass.
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We recommend using the coup glass when serving drinks like Manhattans and Negronis (because they both look better). However, if you want something different than your usual rocks or tumbler then go ahead! But remember that some people use these glasses specifically because they want to drink martinis out of them, so don’t go too crazy with the experimentation. Cheers!