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.
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.