Cocktail recipes in a reprint recipe book frequently call for liquors by the measure of a “glass.” Just how large was this?

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    It would probably help if you included one or two of the full recipes. It'd make it less of a guess if someone knows the usual percentages in a drink.
    – Catija
    Commented Dec 4, 2017 at 5:23
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    What reprint recipe book?
    – user34961
    Commented Dec 4, 2017 at 9:17
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    Taking for example sherry glasses, old (exat age unknown) glasses varied from not much more than a modern shot glass to about twice that. Modern sherry glasses tend to be larger
    – Chris H
    Commented Dec 4, 2017 at 9:34

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I am not sure if "glass" in your recipe is the same as this, but in David Wondrich's book, "IMBIBE!" (about vintage cocktail recipes), he indicates that a "wineglass" measurement in vintage recipes was equal to 2 ounces.

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