Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

How to Serve a Pony Glass of Brandy

1 pony glass brandy

Ingredient: brandy

What it is:  Brandy
Brandy (from brandywine, derived from Dutch brandewijn—"burnt wine") is a spirit produced by distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by fermenting grapes. Brandy generally contains 35%–60% alcohol by volume and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink. While some brandies are aged in wooden casks, most are colored with caramel coloring to imitate the effect of such aging.

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(Use a pony glass.)

In serving this drink hand out the pony glass filled with Brandy, also a whiskey glass, into which the brandy is emptied, a glass of ice water, and a little separate ice to cool the brandy; the latest style of serving a pony of brandy, is to place the pony at the edge of the counter, then take a whiskey tumbler upside down in the left hand, and place it over the pony glass of brandy, then reverse the glass, as well as the pony glass containing the brandy, so as to have the stem of the pony glass on top, and the brandy at the bottom ot the whiskey glass, in order to be convenient for the customer. (See Illustration, plate No. 2).