An early use of a titillating cocktail name to encourage more sales. Of course these days people would probably call this a “Second Base” or something similarly juvenile. Be that as it may, this is a light and interesting drink which might lead to an interesting evening.
There aren’t too many calls for madeira wine in cocktails, so after checking my fortified wine cabinet, I discovered I would have to go out and buy a bottle yesterday. I ended up with the “Rainwater” style which is considered an apéritif, and which I thought would work well with a VSOP Cognac. The triple sec adds just enough of a sweet orange character to keep this from being too dry.
0.5oz triple sec
Stir with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.