Matt G's Kentucky Sour
Start with a tall glass. Highballs are great, but I have pint beer glasses around the house, so that's what I use.
Start by filling the glass 1/4 full of ice cubes.
Next, pour in:
--The juice of half a lemon. It must be fresh. If you don't have a fresh lemon, move on to other things. (in the bottom of that glass above, note that there's a fresh lemon seed sitting there. Nope, I didn't strain it-- I just squeezed the lemon right into the glass.)
--2 oz of bourbon. For those of you who (like me) are not bartenders, use your 1/4 Cup measuring cup. I use Evan Williams bourbon for the value, but your taste may vary.
--1.5 Tablespoons of marischino cherry juice, and a couple of cherries to boot.
Stir vigorously with your cherry-dippin' spoon.
Top it all off with enough club soda to fill the glass.
Stir the glass a couple more times.
Garnish with an extra cherry over the ice.
WARNING: Do NOT have a second without a guaranteed ride. This is a potent drink, and tastes good to boot.