The old fashioned glass, otherwise known as the rocks glass, whiskey glass, and lowball glass (or simply lowball), is a short tumbler used for serving spirits, such as whisky, neat or with ice cubes ("on the rocks"). It is also normally used to serve certain cocktails, such as the old fashioned. The true old fashioned glass is decorated in the cut glass style, although most modern examples are pressed glass, made using a mold. The design is essentially English, from the late 18th or 19th century. Plain glass versions are lowball glasses.
Old fashioned glasses typically have a wide brim and a thick base, so that the non-liquid ingredients of a cocktail can be mashed using a muddler before the main liquid ingredients are added.
See also edit
- "The Difference Between Highball & Lowball Glasses". Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- "What you Should Know about Highball and Lowball Glasses". October 6, 2017. Archived from the original on February 7, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- Regan, Gary (2003). The Joy of Mixology (First ed.). New York: Clarkson Potter. pp. 132–133. ISBN 0-609-60884-3.
- Rathbun, A. J. (2007). Good Spirits: Recipes, Revelations, Refreshments, and Romance, Shaken and Served with a Twist. Boston, Massachusetts: The Harvard Common Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-55832-336-0.
- Herbst, Sharon; Herbst, Ron (1998). The Ultimate A-to-Z Bar Guide. New York: Broadway Books. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-7679-0197-0.
- The dictionary definition of tumbler at Wiktionary