Bourbon seems to be the sippin' stuff of most Texans' choice. This is the favorite bourbon drink of the authors, Cheryl Alters Jamison & Bill Jamison.
Serves: 1
1/4 cup crushed ice
1 1/4 ounces dry vermouth
2 dashes bitters
3 ice cubes
2 1/2 ounces prime bourbon or sour-mash whiskey
1 fresh cherry
Put crushed ice into a 4-ounce cocktail glass. Stir in the vermouth and bitters, and swirl the mixture around the glass with an absorbed look on your face.
After 5-10 seconds, swirl everything in the glass down the sink. Put the 3 ice cubes in the glass and fill it with the bourbon. Pop the cherry into your mouth with the satisfaction of a born bartender, and then sip away!!

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