The Godfather: A Whisky Cocktail You Can’t Refuse

There’s something about holding a heavy-bottomed Old Fashioned glass with whisky that makes me feel powerful. But as soon as I take a sip, my sense of power quickly fades away as I start coughing and gasping. Like many, straight whisky just isn’t my thing, but a whisky cocktail? Well, that’s an offer I can’t refuse! Here’s how to make my favorite whisky cocktail, the Godfather.

The Godfather Cocktail Recipe

Recipe by BeverageBeaver
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Difficulty: Easy


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The Godfather is a simple, classic cocktail made with equal parts Scotch whisky and amaretto almond liqueur, typically served over ice in an old-fashioned glass.


  • 1 oz Scotch Whisky

  • 1 oz Amaretto


  • Place one large ice cube in an Old Fashioned glass.
  • Pour the Scotch whisky and Amaretto over the ice.
  • Stir gently with a bar spoon.
  • Serve.

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Pro Tip: To give this drink an authentic Godfather touch, try lighting a cinnamon stick until it smokes, then place the smoldering ‘cigar’ into the drink. Not only will it add a hint of spice, but it’ll also make you feel like a true Don of cocktail hour! Don’t like whisky? Swap out the whisky for vodka to make a Godmother Cocktail.

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