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How to Make a Godfather (Cocktail)

Godfather Cocktail

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The Godfather cocktail is a simple two ingredient cocktail that’s been around for many years and is one of my favorite go-to cocktails for an evening in front of the television (or reading).

Godfather Cocktail
Godfather Cocktail

What is a Godfather Cocktail?

A Godfather is a cocktail made from a combination of Scotch Whisky and Amaretto. It’s a nice sweet drink that’s great after dinner and the best part is you can mix up the types of Scotch you use to get different flavor profiles. For instance, try it with a slightly peated Scotch for a different experience.

How do you make a Godfather Cocktail?

To make this drink, you need to combine Scotch whisky and amaretto (I like to use Disarrano) in a shaker with ice. Shake until the shaker is cold to the touch and pour over a large ice cube or skip the ice entirely. For quantities, scroll down to the recipe card.

Godfather Cocktail

Godfather Cocktail Variations

There aren’t very many variations on the Godfather but here is a list of the ones I am aware of.

  • Godmother
    This variation uses vodka and amaretto as opposed to Scotch whiskey and amaretto.
  • French Connection
    This variant uses Cognac and amaretto as opposed to Scotch whiskey and amaretto.

Other cocktails to try

  1. Maiden’s Prayer Cocktail
  2. The Blue Lagoon Cocktail Drink
  3. Smoky Whisky Sour
  4. Harvey Wallbanger

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Godfather Cocktail

The Godfather cocktail is a simple two ingredient cocktail that's been around for many years and is one of my favorite go-to cocktails for an evening in front of the television (or reading).

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Godfather Cocktail
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Course
Cocktail
Cuisine
American
Servings
1
Calories
158
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Scotch Whisky
  • 1 ounce Amaretto

Instructions

  1. Combine in a shaker with ice and shake until shaker is cold to the touch.

  2. Pour into an old fashioned glass with a large ice cube and serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 158kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Sodium: 2mg, Sugar: 9g

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Annie says

    One of my faves!!! Old fashioned and so good, thanks for the reminder I’m making this on the weekend.

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