1 sherry glass Bourbon (1 oz Bulleit)
1 sherry glass Old Madeira (1 oz Blandy's 5 Year Old Verdelho)
2 Maraschino Cherries (1 Luxardo)
Mix thoroughly with a spoon in a cocktail glass. Use no ice.
After the Maximilian Affair, I began scanning the Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book for an interesting recipe that I had previously overlooked. In one of the later sections was the Creole Lady, but it was a different recipe that we used at home in 2008 - a recipe we found on the national LUPEC website. I wrote about that drink in the post about Josh Taylor's Copley Lady. The two major differences between the Creole Ladies were that this older recipe utilized Maraschino liqueur instead of grenadine and was room temperature and not waterized like the stirred with ice one. This of course overlooks a third aspect: the fact that the newer one calls for both green and red cherries (and yes, we did have scary green cherries that a friend brought to one of our parties to torment us).