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Oct 5, 2012 01:12 PM

What type of cocktail glass is this?

I'm in the market for new cocktail glasses (preferably vintage or sized 4-5 ounces) and have found the shape I like but I'm not sure what it is called. I'd love to find this design which looks almost like a tall coupe :

The trouble is, I'm not sure what this kind of glass this is called besides a cocktail glass. Anyone else know?

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  1. Never heard that called anything other than a cocktail glass.

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    1. re: jaykayen

      I've heard them called "ugly," but that probably isn't what the OP meant. "Cocktail glass" pretty much covers it.

      1. re: zin1953

        Haha, yeah yeah, well I like them as an alternative to coupes. Like coupes they are less likely to spill.

    2. California cocktail glass?
      or Libby calls them "deep bowl" cocktail glasses

      1. The Boston Shaker calls them "Manhattan Glasses".

        1. I don't know if there is a specific name for this glass.......other than Cocktail Glass.....used for any cocktails without ice or served up.

          It a very common in every place that served liquor.....I can remember them from the 50's to present. The best way I would describe it is a retro cocktail glass

          1. Thanks for the finds, I will continue searching now for vintage California or Manhattan glasses. In the meantime, I do like the ones from the Boston shaker.

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            1. re: Klunco

              Check out Goodwill, that is where I got mine, paid $2 each. Also small liqueur glasses, punch cups, coupes, etc. Plentiful here, but YMMV.

              1. re: jaykayen

                I can report that the ones from Boston Shaker are really very nice, not too clunky but not too delicate for everyday use. In fact, I am having a Manhattan in one right now!