For much of my childhood (and young adulthood), cocktails were relegated to the old-timers in Tiki Bars and to the printed paper menus found in neighborhood diners. More recently, Millennial Hipsters have brought-back "mixed drinks" with a vengeance—reviving the old-time potions and creating many new drinks (which they have dubbed "Craft Cocktails"). Though I do not drink alcohol, I am nevertheless excited to see proper "cocktail glasses" enjoying a well-deserved revival in usage.
In the world of mixed drinks, a cocktail glass, like the one shown above, is the real workhorse of the bar. Cosmopolitans, daiquiris, margaritas, manhattans, martinis and any number of new Craft Cocktails are beautifully-served in such a cocktail glass. But, for several recent decades, cocktails had fallen-away in popularity. Instead, glasses like these were simply labeled "coupes" or "Champagne glasses." Yes, one could serve Champagne in such a glass. But why limit the "stage time" of such a dependable performer? Fancy drinks—lovingly "crafted"—will brighten any gathering. Click on the photo above to learn more about this set of glasses.
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