Shake the rye, ROOT and cherry juice with ice.
Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
Garnish with the cherry.
Homemade Root liqueur: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013/03/diy-root-beer-liqueur-for-c…
Homemade maraschino cherries: https://livinghomegrown.com/homemade-maraschino-cherries/
I first had a version of this at the Oliver on the Plaza in Kansas City, MO in 2018 that they called a "Root n' Rye". Not sure if the linked version was the inspiration for it but I liked it so much I researched for a recipe online and Cathy's is the earliest match I could find.