2 ounces Whiskey (Rye or Bourbon)
6 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
Sugar syrup, to taste*
1 maraschino cherry, for garnish
Sugar syrup is a solution of equal parts sugar and water that is cooked over low heat until clear, then boiled for about 1 minute. Cool and store in a squeeze bottle and use to sweeten drinks, to taste.