A tumbler is a flat-floored beverage container usually made of plastic, glass or stainless steel.

An oversized tumbler for serving chilled beverages, while reducing the need to frequently refill the glass

Theories vary as to the etymology of the word tumbler. One such theory is that the glass originally had a pointed or convex base and could not be set down without spilling. Another is that they had weighted bottoms which caused them to right themselves if knocked over.[1]

  • Collins glass, for a tall mixed drink[2]
  • Dizzy Cocktail glass, a glass with a wide, shallow bowl, comparable to a normal cocktail glass but without the stem
  • Highball glass, for mixed drinks[3]
  • Iced tea glass
  • Juice glass, for fruit juices and vegetable juices.
  • Old fashioned glass, traditionally, for a simple cocktail or liquor "on the rocks". Contemporary American "rocks" glasses may be much larger, and used for a variety of beverages over ice
  • Shot glass, a small glass for up to four ounces of liquor. The modern shot glass has a thicker base and sides than the older whiskey glass
  • Table glass, faceted glass, or granyonyi stakan, common in Russia and made of particularly hard and thick glass
  • Water glass
  • Whiskey tumbler, a small, thin-walled glass for a straight shot of liquor

Political edit

  • The Jana Sena Party from India has been assigned a glass tumbler as a common election symbol.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ Holloway, James. "Why Are Some Glasses Called Tumblers?". oureverydaylife.com. Archived from the original on April 5, 2018. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  2. ^ Herbst, Sharon; Herbst, Ron (1998). The Ultimate A-to-Z Bar Guide. New York: Broadway Books. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-7679-0197-0.
  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.
  4. ^ "Pawan Kalyan-led Jana Sena awarded glass tumbler as election symbol". 23 December 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2020.