I adore dainty little vintage glassware and I seem to collect more of it every time I go to a flea market. In fact, this set of little glasses came from a yard sale a couple of weeks ago for a whopping $1 for the entire collection!

The thing about vintage glasses though, is that they do tend to be itty bitty (probably how the Mad Men era could handle a three-martini lunch!) so when it comes to incorporating them into your entertaining it’s sometimes hard to figure out what to use them for. I like to utilize mine for the signature cocktail to start off a dinner party. The signature cocktail tends to be something unique or strong in flavor… not necessarily what you want to eat alongside your coq au vin, but just the right thing to relax your guests and ease them into the evening. For that purpose, I like to serve a classic Champagne Cocktail… only since these are so dainty, I call them Champagne Cocktail Sippers.

Champagne Cocktail Recipe -TheChic

Champagne Cocktail
Champagne with a little sweet, a little bitter and a twist of citrus.
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  1. Chilled Champagne
  2. 1-2 Dashes of Bitters
  3. 1 Sugar Cube
  4. Twist of Orange Rind
  1. Place Sugar Cube into the bottom of a small glass or champagne flute
  2. Add 1 or 2 dashes of the Bitters
  3. Fill glass with Champagne
  4. Garnish with Orange Rind
Rachel Hollis
Champagne Cocktail Steps copyAs you can see from the side view, these glasses are quite small. Because of that, the flavor of sugar, bitters and citrus is much stronger than a typical Champagne Cocktail which would use a bigger glass and therefore more champagne. If you’d like a larger glass you can still use this recipe, the flavors will just be less pronounced.

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