Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 00:18:47 -0500

From: "Barry A. Popik" Bapopik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Cocktail; Highball

(More "sin" citations.)


I posted a "highball" citation a year ago. It's in the ADS-L archives

(if they exist). The citation described the phrase "having a ball."

This is from the American Turf Register and Sporting Magazine, May-June

1839, pg. 326:


A dose of medicine, whether purgative, cordial, diuretic, or any other

kind, when given in a solid form, is termed a _ball_.

A "highball" is a ball in a high glass.