1/3 Dry Vermouth (3/4 oz Noilly Prat)
3-4 Very Ripe Cherries
Muddle cherries. Add ice, shake, and double strain into a cocktail glass.
One of the recipes I had been saving to make was the H.R.W. in Frank Meier's 1934 The Artistry Of Mixing Drinks. The holdup was waiting for cherry season to arrive so I could get ripe fruit to muddle into this drink with a Martini base. Unlike recipes like the R.A.C. where Meier told you that it is an abbreviation for the Royal Automobile Club cocktail, he unfortunately provided no hints for the H.R.W.