Old fashioned glass

The old fashioned glass, rocks glass, lowball glass[1][2] (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, from which it receives its name. 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.

An old fashioned glass, traditionally used for serving spirits

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.

Old fashioned glasses usually contain 180–300 ml (6–10 US fl oz).[3][4] A double old fashioned glass (sometimes referred to by retailers as a DOF glass) contains 350–470 ml (12–16 US fl oz).[4][5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The Difference Between Highball & Lowball Glasses". Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "What you Should Know about Highball and Lowball Glasses". October 6, 2017. Archived from the original on February 7, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  3. ^ Regan, Gary (2003). The Joy of Mixology (First ed.). New York: Clarkson Potter. pp. 132–133. ISBN 0-609-60884-3.
  4. ^ a b 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.
  5. ^ Herbst, Sharon; Herbst, Ron (1998). The Ultimate A-to-Z Bar Guide. New York: Broadway Books. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-7679-0197-0.

External linksEdit

  •   The dictionary definition of tumbler at Wiktionary