Coupe Glasses

On a recent thrifting trip I picked up a couple more champagne saucers to replace the two that were broken last New Years Eve. I appear to have a glassware fetish…
I love the look of the champagne saucer (aka coupe) that was popularized in the 1930’s.
If you tune in to Boardwalk Empire or MadMen you’ve seen them serving up champagne or fancy cocktails in them.

The coupe started as a champagne glass, but as it turns out the broad surface area allows for the champagne to lose carbonation quickly, and so we ended up with the champagne flutes common today.  I’m most likely drinking a lower priced Cava or Prosecco anyway, and want to use my chic glasses, but more often than not I’m using them when attempting to mix up a classic cocktail. Like the San Francisco Handshake ( lemon juice, St. Germain, Fernet Branca, and thyme-infused gin ) served at the Hotel Delmano in Williamsburg.
I’ve been slowly thrifting a mixed match set, but if you are willing to shell out the cash you can pick some up here , here and here.

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  1. I love that style of glass! I thought about incorporating them into my wedding serveware; but finding a matched set was difficult. Good luck with your thrifting!


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