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
Godfather Cocktail
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

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).

Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: godfather cocktail
Servings: 1
Calories: 158 kcal
Author: Mr. Kitchen Magpie
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 Facts
Godfather Cocktail
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Sugars 9g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Author

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1 Comment


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

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