Jerry Thomas' Bartender's Guide

Brandy Straight.
(Use small bar-glass.)
In serving this drink you simply put a piece of ice in a tumbler, and Land it to your customer, -with the bottle of brandy, and a separate glass of ice water. WHISKEY STRAIGHT and GIN STRAIGHT are served in the same manner.

Pony Brandy.
(Use small bar-glass.)
Take 1 pony-glass of brandy, (best). Pour it into the glass, and serve with some ice-water in a separate glass.
Some bar-tenders have a fancy way of serving this
drink. It is done thusly :—

Fill to the brim a pony-glass of brandy, cover it with the bar-glass, then press both glasses tightly together and turn them over quickly, so that the ponyglass will remain upside down in the bar-glass, without a drop of the brandy escaping.

Brandy and Soda.
(Use large soda-water glass.)
Take 1 wine-glass of brandy.
2 or 3 small lumps of ice.
Fill up the glass with a bottle of plain soda-water.
This is sometimes called STONE WALL.

Brandy and Ginger Ale.
(Use large soda-water glass.)
Take 1 wine-glass of brandy.
2 or 3 small lumps of ice.
Fill up the glass with Irish ginger ale.

Split Soda and Brandy.
(Use medium bar-glass.)
Take 1 pony-glass of brandy.
1 small lump of ice.
Add one-half of a bottle of plain soda-water.

Brandy and Gum.
(Use small bar-glass.)
Take 2 dashes of gum syrup.
1 small lump of ice.
Hand the bottle to the customer and let him help himself. Serve ice water in a separate glass.

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