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collins glass

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Type

glasses & vessels

Description

A tall glass named for a drink that was named for a London waiter. The Collins glass was originally named for the drink the John Collins, a combination of genever gin, lemon juice, sugar, and water, either sparkling or still. The drink became a class of drinks with the addition of the Tom Collins (Old Tom gin, originally, in place of the genever - nowadays made with London dry gin instead) and, by 1885, with the Fred Collins made with whiskey. Subsequently many variations were recorded under a great number of clever names - enough that the glass the drinks all had in common gained its name.

Volume

12.00 oz (default CocktailDB volume; actual specimens may vary)

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