The bartender winked at Yates as he shoved the decanter over to the newcomer.
Let it stand till it is quite cold; then strain it, and put it into a decanter.
His last touch was to supplement the decanter of sherry with a bottle of vodka.
He took the decanter of water from the hands of his wife and poured out a glassful.
He dropped into a chair and felt about half blindly ...