Old Fashioned

One of the easiest and most classic whiskey drinks.

1½ ounces of Bourbon
¼ ounce of  2:1 simple syrup (two parts sugar to one part sugar)
2 dashes of Old Fashioned bitters
1 expressed orange peel
1 Luxardo Maraschino cherry, optional

To prepare
Pour Bourbon, simple syrup and bitters into a mixing glass. Fill mixing glass one-third of the way full with ice. Stir with a bar spoon until very cold. Serve on ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with an expressed orange peel and a maraschino cherry (optional).