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coquetier

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Type

glasses & vessels

Also known as

egg cup

Description

A classic egg cup, the French word for which was once thought to be the origin, through mispronunciation, of the word "cocktail". In its own right, it is most historically famous as the presumed vessel of choice into which 19th century New Orleans pharmacist Antoine Amedee Peychaud is said to have mixed his proprietary bitters with Cognac, creating a signature drink which would one day come to be the Sazerac.

Volume

2.00 oz (default CocktailDB volume; actual specimens may vary)

Museum of the American Cocktail
Tales of the Cocktail 2006
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