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 (aside from a Rob Roy) for an evening in front of the television (or reading).
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 Variations
There aren’t very many variations on the Godfather but here is a list of the ones I am aware of.
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.
If you love scotch like I do, I’ve got a great article all about the best Scotch glasses to enjoy your scotch with.
Other cocktails to try
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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).
- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Total Time
- 5 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 1 ounce Scotch Whisky
- 1 ounce Amaretto
Combine in a shaker with ice and shake until shaker is cold to the touch.
Pour into an old fashioned glass with a large ice cube and serve.
Nutritional values may vary.
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.