I'd been keeping an eye out for the perfect set for over a year but nothing seemed quite right. I wanted something with just the right proportions, no flare at the lip, a delicate stem, a reasonably sized cup** and I was perfectly willing to wait, especially since it seemed like maybe what I was looking for didn't actually exist and coupe glasses are hardly a necessity. And then I saw these in an antique mall in Palm Springs and they were exactly what I'd pictured and only $10 for the set of 4. BINGO!
They are so thin and delicate that D is convinced we'll break them within a year, but I'll keep my fingers crossed and make the most of them in the meantime.
*Pictured are the pomegranate caipirihinas I made for NYE which I didn't love. A little too sweet, maybe? Not enough brightness, even with the lime? They were greatly improved by a splash of cava but I probably won't make them again. BUT - other people did enjoy them or were possibly being very polite, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.
** A proper cocktail is 4 oz, give or take - I love a drink as much as the next person but I just don't understand why you would have a 12 oz cocktail glass and yet 9 - 12 oz seems to be the most readily available size. There's ice, of course, but drinks that come in coupe glasses are usually shaken with ice and then served without. It's a mystery, guys.
***Prior to my serendipitous discovery I had trolled Ebay, our local bar shop and considered settling for a wholly acceptable and probably much more durable set from Libbey or Anchor Hocking.