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One of America’s most classic cocktails. Place a sugar cube, a cherry and a couple of dashes of Angostura bitters in the bottom of a sturdy old-fashioned glass. Muddle with a bar muddler (or the back of a spoon), add ice and three ounces of your favorite bourbon. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.
Sort of a bourbon martini. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add three ounces (two jiggers) of bourbon, 3/4 ounce of sweet vermouth and a dash of bitters. Stir and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.
A sophisticated tipple invented in that most elegant and cultured of cities, Paris. Pour one jigger of brandy, 3/4 ounce of triple sec (or Cointreau) and one jigger of fresh lemon juice (sweet and sour mix if you must) into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake (or stir if you don’t like James Bond) and pour into a sugar-rimmed rocks glass. (To sugar the glass, run a lemon around the rim and dip into a saucer of sugar. Fill with ice, then with your sidecar.)