Tonight was a margarita for me, but were out of limes. What to do for number two??
Hard to go wrong with an old fashioned - sugar cube muddled (or teaspoon of sugar) with few dashes of bitters. 2 ounces of bourbon. A decent cherry (luxardo or comparable) dropped in. Sometimes I add a teaspoon of the cherry syrup from the jar. Add ice, stir a little bit. Take a piece of orange peel about 1 inch x 3 inches, and squeeze it lengthwise a few times onto the top of the drink and drop the peel in. Adds a nice aroma and citrus sweetness from the expressed oils. Dont muddle fruit into it. This isn't a chain restaurant.
I guess I don't know whats in the liquor cabinet or fridge. Curious what you settle on. Knowing you, Im guessing a pour of whiskey neat.