Originally Posted by b1os
Unfortunately not. It's from a German blog (or at least they've posted it). How much is a pony? How much a "wine-glass"?
I did not shake it, just stirred. Shaking it seemed odd to me, don't know.
There is debate on the equivance of those measures -- I forget, there is a book that is an explication of the original Jerry Thomas, and also David Wondrich's Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails has some explanation of the measures. When I get back home, I'll post my recipe.
As for shaking v. stirring, the generally-accepted rule is that drinks with juice are shaken, while drinks with only spirits and modifiers are stirred (the idea being that you preserve the silken density of pure spirits by not mixing them with the shards of ice that shaking creates). I really, really, really, agree with this rule.
I use Luxardo, too, though I've tried a few others.