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Proper drink for these glasses?

MIL gave these to us .... guessing they date from the 50's or earlier. What would be a "proper" drink to serve in them? They hold 4 oz filled to the brim.

 
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  1. I had a set of clear martini glasses with the same base but a more conical top. I think they were from the 60's.

    what to put in them? remember in those days folks knocked back a lot more and more often, but in much smaller servings.

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    1. re: hill food

      I like the thought of smaller servings! I'm mostly a wine drinker, but the craft cocktail trend seems interesting. I have got away from cocktails years (decades?) ago because they are often too sweet (and contain things I try to avoid like soda) and because there's just too much alcohol for me.

    2. I would use them for any drink you might use a coupe glass for, like a Paper Plane (equal parts Bourbon, lemon juice, Aperol, and Nonnino Amaro).

      1. They actually look like sherbet dessert glasses, not cocktail glasses.

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        1. re: uman

          Yes, compote or sherbet/dessert glass, not drinkware, IME. Here's an image of a vintage one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beautiful-Rub...

          1. re: mcf

            So maybe I can just stick with my original thought of just using them for desserts!

        2. Considering the volume I'd say dessert wines or cordials.

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          1. re: Chinon00

            Should cordials be served room temp or chilled?

            1. re: firecooked

              Room temperature in my experience.

            2. re: Chinon00

              Those are definitely not cordial or desert wine glasses. They are desert glasses/bowls.

                1. re: JMF

                  You probably could use them for cocktails, or cold sake... but they look like they would be sloppy to drink from and spill easily.

              1. Jello or chocolate pudding.