Champagne Flute

This glassware may also be known as a Champagne Tulip

What is a Champagne Flute?

A champagne flute—also known sometimes as a champagne tulip—is a tall, narrow glass used for serving (you guessed it) champagne and champagne cocktails. It usually holds between six and ten ounces, and is great for just about any bubbly drink. The narrow bowl helps to limit the loss of carbonation, unlike the more old-fashioned coupe glass, which loses quite a bit through its wide opening.

Though most people only ever use them for straight sparkling wine, there are hundreds of classic and modern cocktails that call for a champagne flute. Many of them are brunch drinks, like the Mimosa and Bellini, while others pack a bit more of a punch, like the French 75 and Death in the Afternoon (a favorite of Ernest Hemingway). And of course, there’s always the classic Champagne Cocktail, which is a great place to start since it’s extraordinarily simple.

Drinks served in the Champagne Flute