Old Fashioned glass

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An Old Fashioned glass, traditionally used for serving Old Fashioned cocktails

The Old Fashioned glass, lowball glass, or rocks glass is a short tumbler used for serving an alcoholic beverage, such as whisky, 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.

Old Fashioned glasses typically have a wide brim, thus releasing the flavours of the drink.[citation needed] They also typically have a thick base (or tunc), so that the non-liquid ingredients of a cocktail can be muddled (mashed using a muddler) before the main liquid ingredients are added.

Old Fashioned glasses usually contain 6–10 US fl oz (180–300 ml).[1][2] A double Old Fashioned glass (sometimes referred to by retailers as a DOF glass) contains 12–16 US fl oz (350–470 ml).[2][3]


  1. ^ Regan, Gary (2003). The Joy of Mixology (first ed.). New York: Clarkson Potter. pp. 132–133. ISBN 0-609-60884-3. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 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 links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of tumbler at Wiktionary