3,5 cl of Scotch whisky1
3,5 cl of amaretto liqueur
The Godfather is a simple, minimalist cocktail. Everyone can prepare a good Godfather without any experience: just put 2 parts of whisky and two of amaretto liqueur in a glass filled with ice, sit in a comfortable armchair and sip. That’s all.
The main ingredient is amaretto, a fantastic liquor perfect for softening the strong flavor of whiskey and adding an aromatic touch that remembers the almonds to your cocktails.
Drunk alone is good but not great. It’s too self-referential, but if used to enhance spirits like whiskey or cognac will show all its elegance.
There is no reliable information about the Godfather cocktail, except that it is part of the triad of the gangster cocktails made with Amaretto: French Connection, which requires Cognac instead of whiskey and Godmother, made with vodka.
Its enveloping and spicy flavor is ideal as an after-dinner drink, a classic meditation cocktail, to be sipped slowly. Pay attention to its high alcohol content, not to be taken lightly.
Godfather cocktail ingredients
- 3.5 cl of whisky
- 3.5 cl of amaretto liqueur
How to make the Godfather cocktail
Put some ice in an old-fashioned glass, pour whiskey and amaretto and stir gently. Close your eyes and kiss the glass.
It’s good even without ice.
Godfather cocktail food pairings
It’s great alone but excels with pastries, cheesecake, and cookies: tiramisu with walnuts and salted caramel, trifle, baklava, chocolate tarts, galaktoboureko.