A stiletto can be classy, deadly, or both depending on context. Like the blade on the namesake knife or the namesake heel on a lady's shoe, the narrow focus of this cocktail can lead to quite effective results. Thanks to Shaun the Bartender's website for introducing me to this drink.
2 ounces bourbon
Juice from 1/4 a lemon
.75 ounces amaretto
Combine into a shaker with ice, shake like you're getting away from business end of the knife or heel, and strain into a chilled glass.
There are only three ingredients, so you can manipulate them pretty easily to get a different taste. Want more sour? Use a little more lemon juice. Want more sweet? Use a little more amaretto. You get the idea.
The classic song "Mack The Knife" goes well with this cocktail. Many performers have recorded the tune. In no particular order I prefer Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, or the Brian Setzer Orchestra. Just don't have too much fun while drinking this cocktail, or you could end up like one of Macheath's targets.