Marsala The chee chee

The Chee Chee

The Chee Chee


This is Jeff’s Sicilian take on an Old Fashioned. This drink is sophisticated and smooth; it gets its dark color from the blood orange and a rich mouth-feel from the marsala.


  • 1-1/2 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
  • 1 slice of a blood orange (regular oranges will work)
  • 1 amarena cherry (you may substitute maraschino or fresh cherries)
  • 1/2 part dry marsala
  • 1/4 part Averna® Amaro


  1. Muddle the blood orange slice with the cherry in a shaker.
  2. Add the Maker’s Mark® Bourbon, marsala and Averna® Amaro.
  3. Add ice and shake vigorously.
  4. Serve neat in a glass or over ice.


Tags: Cocktails, Spirit Forward, The Chee Chee, Oranges, Cherries, Marsala, Amaro, Thirsty