In a mixing glass, muddle 4 or 5 cherries with the lemon juice and liqueurs. Add the brandy and shake well with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Adapted from Harry Craddock's Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930. Make this in the summer, when cherries are available. Try dierent varieties of cherries as they come into season; the sour cherries from upstate New York can add lots of zing to the cocktail.