When Hemingway and Fitzgerald and all that crowd were in Paris, this dry delight was the hot cocktail. Johnny Mitta, barman at the Hotel Chatham, is said to be the genius responsible for its formulation, some time before 1922. Some (well, us) consider this one of the greatest cocktails ever invented.

2 ounces dry French vermouth
1 ounce imported kirschwasser
1 teaspoon raspberry syrup or Chambord liqueur
To finish: a maraschino cherry

Stir well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a cherry.