Put a handfull of Ice cubes in the maritini glass and add water and let it sit.(set if your from the midwest)
Put a handfull of ice cubes in the cocktail shaker
Add the bourbon
Add the vermoth
Listen to a song on the radio and let it all sit(set) ( 5 minutes if you dont have a radio nearby)
Swirl the shaker (but do not shake aka. James Bond's stirred but never shaken) until it gets real cold to hold.
Dump the ice water out of the martini glass
Pour the contents but NOT the ice cubes from the cocktail shaker into the Martini Glass
Garnish with the Cherry
Shake a few drops of bitters in.
A real American Cocktail, since 1868.