Sirmione Highball Glass (Set of 2) - 33 cl - Handcrafted in Italy - Pewter & Crystal Glass
Mixed drinks, classic long cocktails and soft drinks are all suited to these all round, multipurpose hand-crafted pewter and crystal highball glasses.
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The voluminous crystalware accommodates a generous portion, perfect for a refreshing summer-time drink, and is weighted perfectly in your grasp by the handcast pewter bottom, complete with authentic touchmarks, denoting the Italian factory, designer and components, adding a touch of class to an already classic thirst-quencher.
There are a handful of theories surrounding the origination of the term ‘Highball’ and the subsequent genre of drinks. Some say it refers to the time of day that the drink is consumed – in the afternoon, while the sun, or "ball" is "high” in the sky, as opposed to cocktails in the evening. Others link it to several origins connected to traditional North American railroad terminology. Another suggestion is simply that the glass is tall or "high" and that the type of drink usually served was a "ball" of whiskey, as the spirit is seen as a ‘ball of fire’, especially true in Ireland, where a ‘ball of malt’ was a standard drink order in the 19th Century Dublin.
The golden era of the original Highball seemed to be the post-war years until the 1950s; after prohibition there were not many ‘aged’ spirits to be savoured, so younger spirits were spruced up with carbonated mixers, such as soda, ginger ale and the like, in a highball format.
These attractive pewter-based crystal highball glasses are part of the Sirmione range of glassware.
Sold in pairs.
Size: Height 16 cm
Weight: 1100 g per glass
Volume: 33 cl
Materials Used: Pewter, Crystal Glass
Designers: Alberto Tabellini & David Reiss
100% Lead Free
All Cosi Tabellini Pewter is 100% lead-free, so it is totally food & drink safe, and is both EU and US FDA approved.
Cosi Tabellini pieces come gift-boxed with a guarantee card and instructions on how to care for pewter.