Bourbon and Coke is the kind of classic cocktail that shows just how rewarding simplicity can be. With only a few ingredients, you can blend the smoky character of the bourbon with the subtle vanilla notes of the cola for a drink that needs no further embellishment. Depending on your choice of spirit and mixer, it's easy to customize this basic recipe to suit your personal taste.
Fill a highball or Collins glass with ice.
Pour in the bourbon.
Top with cola.
Stir gently with a swizzle stick.
Garnish with a lemon or lime twist, wedge or slice, if desired.