What is a HiBall Glass?

The HiBall (aka High Ball, Hi-Ball) glass is a tall glass that is used to serve many drinks and long cocktails. Perhaps the most common of all glasses, your home bar must have some nice glasses to serve some very popular drinks.
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Mojito, served in a HiBall Glass
Mojito, served in a HiBall Glass
 
May 14, 2010 - PRLog -- The HiBall is a tall glass for serving many drinks and cocktails. It is a glass that is a must have behind any respectable home bar, being used for classic cocktails such as the Mojito, Tom Collins and Cuba Libre as well as other favourites such as a simple Gin and Tonic. The HiBall is also a useful glass for serving beers or soft drinks as they can generally hold a large volume.

Also known as High Ball or Hi-Ball, this glass is very similar to the Collins and Sling Glasses. These are all used for long drinks served with ice and usually containing a high percentage of a non-alcoholic mixer such as fruit juice or soda water.

HiBall glasses are usually sized between 220ml and 340ml (8oz to 12oz) and have straight or near to straight sides. They don’t have a stem like a wine glass. A Collins glass is usually a little taller and thinner.

One of the classic Hi Ball drinks is the Mojito:

Ingredients: 50ml Rum, ~10 Mint Leaves, 1 Lime, Sugar, Soda Water
Equipment: Boston Shaker, Muddler, Bar Spoon, Jigger, Ice Crusher, HiBall glasses

Muddle the mint leaves, 1/2 of the lime and a teaspoon of sugar in a boston shaker glass. Add 50ml Rum and stir the flavours together. Pour the rum, sugar, mint and lime into a hiball glass. Add crushed ice to the top of the glass. Add the juice from the remaining half of the lime and top with soda water. Garnish with mint leaves and lime wedges.

MyHomeBar supplies a range of HiBall glasses (http://www.myhomebar.co.uk/hiballs/cat_5.html) as well as Sling Glasses, ready for adding to your home bar.

Visit: http://www.myhomebar.co.uk

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