This classic cocktail glass is better than a martini glass for all sorts of drinks. Find out why right here!
I’m nursing a newfound obsession with coupe glasses. Seriously, these forgotten cocktail glasses are making a big comeback—from champagne to cocktails, there’s no drink that doesn’t look amazing in a coupe!
Before the flute came into popularity, champagne coupes were the preferred glassware for drinking that bubbly. Coupes come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have a broad, shallow bowl and a stem connecting to a base. While the martini glass still reigns in popularity for cocktails and the like, coupes are getting more and more attention—partly because they can hold your drink without it sloshing around.
Despite the flute’s undisputed title as the champagne glass, coupes were invented way before the champagne flute and were popular all the way back in the 1700s! The Great Depression also saw the rise of the popularity of the coupe, and today they can be seen housing different cocktails and drinks. While they can come in all sorts of designs, coupes are perfect for injecting some vintage flair into your gatherings!
Because of their shallow bowls, coupes are generally small—holding from 4 to 8 US fl oz of liquid, whereas a flute can generally hold from 6 to 10 ounces. While they may not be the preferred choice of glassware for volume drinkers, we’re willing to overlook this fact for its style and shape.
Originally, coupes were made to house champagne. However, I much prefer them for use with vintage cocktails or other drinks—giving your gathering a super cool, old-school flair. If you’re feeling extra creative, coupes can also be used to display desserts and small appetizers like fruits, chocolates, and small cakes. I especially love colored coupes, like baby pinks and cobalt blues, to really make my desserts pop!