The Chee Chee
by Jeff Benjamin, Managing Partner, Vetri Management Corp. (Vetri, Amis, Osteria), Philadelphia, PA
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
Muddle the blood orange slice with the cherry in a shaker. Add the Maker's Mark® Bourbon, marsala and Averna® Amaro. Add ice and shake vigorously. Serve neat in a glass or over ice.