rocks glass

noun

plural rocks glasses
: a short tumbler (see tumbler entry 2) used especially for a cocktail that is served over ice
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker, shake vigorously. Strain and serve on the rocks—in a rocks glassEmily Price

Examples of rocks glass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stir for 10 to 20 seconds, and strain over a big cube into a rocks glass. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 6 July 2024 Strain off the ice into a rocks glass over fresh ice or up in a coupe (your choice), and garnish with a grapefruit peel. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 15 June 2024 On a good Friday night, the Packing House is filling a couple hundred rocks glasses with Wisconsin’s favorite cocktail. Journal Sentinel, 23 May 2024 Gifts from Uncommon Goods are little bit quirky and show some personality—like these rocks glasses inspired by your favorite city, this pickelball paddle tote bag, and these beer sleeping bags. Meaghan Kenny, Condé Nast Traveler, 18 Dec. 2023 Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice and float 3 dashes of bitters. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, 5 Apr. 2023 Here the sounds of Bobby Womack, B.B. King, or Chuck Berry play from a jukebox while a bartender pours liquor into a plastic cup or rocks glass with abandon. Korsha Wilson, Bon Appétit, 11 Mar. 2024 Pour into a double rocks glass and garnish with a lime wedge and/or strawberry slice. Jillian Dara, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 Pour the contents of the shaker (including the ice) into a rocks glass. John Metcalfe, The Mercury News, 20 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rocks glass was in 1961

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“Rocks glass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rocks%20glass. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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