The trick here is to find a cherry brandy that is not overwhelmingly sweet and cloying. I deigned to use Cherry Heering. This still is a very intense cocktail, so I’d even be tempted to make it a swizzle next time, instead of a shaken drink. Just add a bit of soda water to lengthen the drink and I think you’ll be happy with it.
1.5oz cherry-flavored brandy
0.5oz lime juice
Shake with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.