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[[File:Rene_Lalique_1925_Paris_Exposition.png|200px|thumb|right]]Originally, cocktails didn't have a "dedicated" glass. Bartenders would use whatever glassware they felt was appropriate that they had on hand. It wouldn't be until the 1900's that a glass would emerge that would be seen to this day as the quintessential cocktail glass. Today we commonly call that a "Martini Glass" in honor of the drink that typically would have found it as its home.
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[[File:Rene_Lalique_1925_Paris_Exposition.png|200px|thumb|right|Possible original "Martini" glass from the 1925 Paris Exposition]]Originally, cocktails didn't have a "dedicated" glass. Bartenders would use whatever glassware they felt was appropriate that they had on hand. It wouldn't be until the 1900's that a glass would emerge that would be seen to this day as the quintessential cocktail glass. Today we commonly call that a "Martini Glass" in honor of the drink that typically would have found it as its home.
  
 
It is difficult to find exactly when/where this glass first appeared, but there are a few rumors that point to the 1925 Paris Exposition as being the unveiling of the glass which would soon become a Martini Glass. So far, we have found very little about this, but after some searching we located an image of a set of glassware by René Lalique which had been displayed there.<ref>[https://www.theage.com.au/multimedia/art_deco/pdf/Gill03.pdf Dreams Made Real]</ref>
 
It is difficult to find exactly when/where this glass first appeared, but there are a few rumors that point to the 1925 Paris Exposition as being the unveiling of the glass which would soon become a Martini Glass. So far, we have found very little about this, but after some searching we located an image of a set of glassware by René Lalique which had been displayed there.<ref>[https://www.theage.com.au/multimedia/art_deco/pdf/Gill03.pdf Dreams Made Real]</ref>

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Possible original "Martini" glass from the 1925 Paris Exposition

Originally, cocktails didn't have a "dedicated" glass. Bartenders would use whatever glassware they felt was appropriate that they had on hand. It wouldn't be until the 1900's that a glass would emerge that would be seen to this day as the quintessential cocktail glass. Today we commonly call that a "Martini Glass" in honor of the drink that typically would have found it as its home.

It is difficult to find exactly when/where this glass first appeared, but there are a few rumors that point to the 1925 Paris Exposition as being the unveiling of the glass which would soon become a Martini Glass. So far, we have found very little about this, but after some searching we located an image of a set of glassware by René Lalique which had been displayed there.[1]

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