2 oz bourbon whiskey
1 oz lemon juice
2 tsp powdered (confectioners') sugar or 1/2 ounce simple syrup
dash(es) egg white (optional to give the cocktail a little frothiness)
1 lemon slice or wedge for garnish
1 maraschino cherry for garnish
In a cocktail shaker shake the bourbon, lemon juice, and sugar. Add the egg white (if using)and ice and shake until the drink is frothy and well chilled. Strain the drink into a sour glass (for the classic "straight up" version) or pour the drink and ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with lemon and a cherry.