Jerry Thomas' Bartender's Guide

Absinthe and Water.
(Use large bar-glass.)
Take 1 pony-glass of Absinthe.

Fill an absinthe glass, (a glass made purposely with a hole in the bottom), with shaved ice and water. Raise this glass about one foot above the tumbler containing the absinthe, and let sufficient water drip into it.

French Method of Serving Absinthe.
(Use a Champagne glass standing in a bowl.)
Take 1 pony-glass of Absinthe.

Let the water drip, as directed in the preceding recipe, until the glass is full, and a.very little runs over into the bowl.

Gin and Wormwood.
(Use small bar-glass.)
Put five or six sprigs of wormwood into a quart decanter,
and fill up with gin. This is used in the rural districts as a sort of bitters, and is said to be a good tonic.

Rhine Wine and Seltzer Water.
(Use large bar-glass.)
Pour in Rhine wine until the glass is half full
Add two small lumps of ice.
Fill the glass with Seltzer water.

 


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