We shaved almost 30 calories per drink from the original, but this version's flavor is just as assertive. One serving equals about two liquor portions.
1 cup premium bourbon or rye whiskey
1/4 cup 100% cherry juice (not sour)
2 teaspoons Angostura bitters
4 (2-inch) orange rind strips (optional)
4 maraschino cherries (optional)
How to Make It
Combine 1 cup bourbon, cherry juice, and 2 teaspoons bitters in a cocktail shaker. Divide bourbon mixture evenly among 4 tumblers filled with ice. Garnish each serving with 1 rind strip and 1 cherry, if desired.