Real brandied cherry- fresh works too, but not the grocery store 'maraschino' cherries. Those are for ice cream. Make a jar of the real thing for yourself, you'll be glad you did. Recipes are easily found online. Slice of lemon. Bitters. Sugar (I use the sugar in the raw syrup), 3 oz bourbon. Stir it together. Add ice, let it sit to chill for a minute or so. Drink.