1/2 oz Cherry Brandy (Cherry Heering)
2 dash Dry Vermouth (1/4 oz Noilly Prat)
1 dash Ojen or Absinthe (1 barspoon Herbsaint)
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
On Tuesday night as I was making dinner, I flipped through Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933 and spotted the Madam. This straight spirits drink intrigued me for it paired the spicy and rummy Swedish Punsch with cherry brandy which I interpreted as the rich Cherry Heering instead of the dry Kirsch. In addition, the small recipe size would give me an excuse to bring out some of our collection of smaller-sized vintage cocktail glasses. My only fear was that the drink was going to be too sweet.