Distinguishing Highball and Collins Glasses
These two glasses hold around the same volume, between 8 and 16 ounces.The collins (left) tends to be taller and more narrow, more of a chimney shape.
The highball (right) tends to be stouter and usually tops off at 10 ounces.The glass in the middle is an example of a hybrid of these two glasses: the same volume with a little detail in the style.
A Must-have Glass.The highball (or hi-ball) glass is a style that every bar should have. The collins glass is not necessary, though convenient. The two can be used interchangeably.
Use Highball and Collins Glasses For
These tall glasses are typically used for 'tall' mixed drinks (or 'highballs') and filled with an abundance of ice.
Quite often, the drinks are built directly in the glass by pouring the ingredients over top of the ice and stirring.
The simplest of these drinks include a shot of liquor topped with fruit juices and/or sodas to fill the glass.
Drinks That Use a Highball Glass,Popular Highballs,Bloody Mary
Zombie,Other tall drinks