In a small saucepan, bring all the ingredients to a boil and simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Pour into a bowl. Refrigerate until the syrup has completely chilled. The citrus syrup will keep for about three months in the refrigerator.
In a highball glass, pour the liquor, citrus syrup, Angostura and water. Stir with a spoon.
Fill the glass with ice cubes and garnish with the orange zest and maraschino cherry.
Recipes with the "Healthy Pick" stamp have been evaluated by a registered dietitian member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec.