Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir.
Strain over fresh ice into a double Old Fashioned glass.
Garnish with a house-cured cherry.
*House-made amaretto: Start with 1 qt dried, cleaned cherry pits. Crack each one open with a hammer (don’t pulverize), add 1 L vodka, and let stand in a large container at room temperature for 3 weeks. Strain first through a double cheesecloth, then through a coffee filter. Add 3/4 cup granulated sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar, and shake until absorbed. Taste and add more sugar as desired.