The so-called chimney-style glass goes by a few different names: the Collins, the Delmonico, or the Highball. They differ slightly in shape and capacity, but all retain the same basic chimney form. The name is derived from an 1874 hoax, where jokers would send unsuspecting friends to a bar to confront “Tom Collins,” who supposedly was speaking harshly about them, but instead received a sour cocktail from the bartender. Collins glasses are ideal for cold and refreshing cocktails over lots of ice, often served with a straw.
Popular drinks: Tom Collins, Gin Fizz, Gimlet
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