Enough Southern Comfort

New Orleans "Southern Comfort" Centennial Iced Tea Glasses with 22 Karat Gold Embellishment (LEO Design)

Collins glasses—which can also be used to serve iced tea—are narrow and tall.  The smaller surface area (at the top of the narrow glass) helps to preserve the bubbles in the carbonated mixers, commonly used in tall drinks like a Tom Collins or a John Collins.

These glasses are part of a collection of glassware, made by Libbey Glass in 1972, to commemorate the centennial of Southern Comfort—first created by New Orleans bartender Martin Wilkes Heron in 1872.  Turquoise and 22 karat gold depict Mississippi paddlewheel boats and flowers, associated with the Crescent City.  Click on the photo above to learn more about these interesting (and fun) glasses.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (www.LEOdesignNYC.com)

We also can be found in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (www.antiquecenterofstrabane.com).

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248