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Newfangled Old-Fashioned

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield 4 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
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.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup premium bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 1/4 cup 100% cherry juice (not sour)
  • 2 teaspoons Angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • 4 (2-inch) orange rind strips (optional)
  • 4 maraschino cherries (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 167
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 4.1 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.1 mg
  • sodium 2 mg
  • calcium 3 mg

How to Make It

  1. 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.