Makes 1 drink


I concocted this drink based on a Chinato cocktail I had recently while traveling in Denver. It had a pear simple syrup, but I’m using Amarena cherries, from Fabbri, instead, which also plays on the maraschino cherry garnish for the classic whiskey sour.


  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce syrup from a jar of Amarena cherries
  • ¾ ounce Barolo Chinato
  • Amarena cherries, for garnish
  • Lemon twist, for garnish


Combine the bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, and Amarena syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks or stemless wine glass with more ice. Pour the Barolo Chinato on top, over the back of a spoon. Garnish with Amarena cherries and a lemon twist.