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What is a Margarita Glass?

The Margarita glass is a variant of the classic coupe glass that, in case the name didn’t tip you off, is typically used to serve Margaritas. It features a small, secondary bowl in the center that gives it a little extra volume and some aesthetic flair. Though you can technically serve any drink in a Margarita glass that you’d otherwise serve in a coupe or cocktail glass, the Margarita is the only one you’ll see in it consistently.

There isn’t much information out there about who invented the Margarita glass and when, but considering the cocktail itself didn’t come about until the middle of the 20th century, it’s likely not more than about 50 years old. Since a classic shaken Margarita fits nicely in a standard cocktail glass, some have hypothesized that this variant was designed in the 1970s to accommodate the much larger Frozen Margaritas that were becoming popular at the time.

Drinks served in the Margarita Glass