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Highball Glass

Raise the bar on refreshment with our highball glasses. Discover versatile glassware for tall and refreshing cocktails, from Mojitos to Bloody Marys. Explore our collection and enhance your mixology repertoire.

Highball Glass

Highball glass embodies the fusion of flair and function in mixology. Its graceful stature and versatile nature make it a must-have for both professional mixologists and enthusiasts alike.

What is a Highball Glass?

The Highball Glass, characterized by its tall and slender design, is a quintessential piece of glassware that caters to a diverse range of drinks, from timeless cocktails to non-alcoholic beverages. With its generous capacity and streamlined silhouette, the Highball Glass takes your drinking experience to new heights. It can contain 240 to 350 milliliters and used to serve highball cocktails. It is taller than rocks glass and mostly shorter than collins glass.

Why it is Called a Highball Glass?

The name "highball" is derived from railroad and signalman slang in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In this context, a "highball" referred to a train that was given clearance to proceed at full speed, indicated by a raised ball on a pole or signal.

What Sets Highball and Lowball Glasses Apart?

Highball and Lowball glasses are close relatives in the glassware family, yet they exhibit distinct differences. The most noticeable contrast lies in their size and shape. The Highball Glass boasts a taller stature, typically holding between 240 to 350 ml (8 to 12 ounces) of liquid, making it ideal for drinks mixed with a larger proportion of mixers or diluents. In contrast, the Lowball Glass, also known as the Rocks Glass, is shorter and stouter, making it suitable for spirits served neat or on the rocks.

What Drinks are Highball Glasses Used For?

Highball Glasses shine when it comes to cocktails that require a higher ratio of mixers, soda, or tonic water. Classic drinks like the Mojito, Tom Collins, and the iconic Highball cocktail itself, typically comprising a spirit and a non-alcoholic mixer, flourish in this glass. These glasses also lend themselves beautifully to visually appealing layered cocktails that highlight vibrant colors.

How to Perfect Your Highball Experience?

Here are a few tips to ensure you make the most of your Highball Glass:

  • Layer with Precision: For visually striking layered cocktails, use the back of a spoon to gently pour ingredients over each other, ensuring a distinct separation of colors.

  • Garnish for Impact: Elevate your drink's presentation by adding garnishes that complement both flavor and aesthetics. Citrus wheels, mint sprigs, or even a skewer of berries can work wonders.

  • Maintain Ideal Dilution: Highball Glasses hold more ice and mixers, so keep your drink chilled without excessive dilution by using larger, high-quality ice cubes.

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