2 oz. Bourbon (nothing too expensive); Jim Beam and Wild Turkey 80 both work well
3 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice (or a 2-1 ratio of lemon and lime)
1 teaspoon Simple Syrup (or to taste; some folks will prefer 2 or more I used .5 oz.)
1 maraschino cherry garnish and Orange wheel (optional)
1. Combine bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker that is half filled with ice. Shake well for 30 seconds.
2. Strain into a cocktail glass. (I like mine on the rocks in a tumbler) Garnish with a cherry and an Orange Wheel (optional).