Coupe glasses excel in showcasing “up” cocktails, where a drink is meticulously mixed with ice, then strained and served chilled, without ice cubes. Classic examples of such cocktails include the sophisticated martini or the timeless Manhattan. The presence of a stem on the coupe glass serves a vital purpose – it ensures that your hand’s warmth does not transfer to the cocktail, maintaining its desired temperature and integrity.
Sipping from a coupe glass allows you to savor the flavors of your meticulously crafted cocktail without compromising its chill.
Originally crafted for champagne, the coupe glass boasts a captivating history. However, its broad and rounded shape, while visually appealing, proves less than ideal for carbonated beverages. The expansive surface area leads to a rapid dissipation of bubbles, compromising the effervescence. Nonetheless, the coupe glass found a new purpose in the realm of mixology, particularly for cocktails that require straining and a presentation “up” without ice cubes. This glass showcases the cocktail’s exquisite color, embracing the coupe glass for cocktails has become a testament to its versatility and enduring charm.