Godfather (cocktail)

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Cocktail
Godfather cocktail.jpg
TypeCocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
ServedOn the rocks; poured over ice
Standard drinkware
Old Fashioned Glass.svg
Old Fashioned glass
Commonly used ingredients
PreparationPour all ingredients directly into old fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. Stir gently.
TimingAfter dinner
Cocktail
TypeCocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
ServedOn the rocks; poured over ice
Standard drinkware
Old Fashioned Glass.svg
Old Fashioned glass
Commonly used ingredients
PreparationPour all ingredients directly into old fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. Stir gently.
TimingAfter dinner

The Godfather is a duo mixed drink made of Scotch whisky (especially smoky whisky)[1] and amaretto. Typically, the drink is served with ice in an old fashioned glass.

Name[edit]

As with many cocktails, the origin of the Godfather's name is uncertain. The amaretto brand Disaronno claims the drink was the favorite cocktail of American actor Marlon Brando, known for playing the titular character in the popular American film adaptation of Mario Puzo's The Godfather, which prominently features the Italian mob.[2] This may be an allusion to the cocktail's prominent use of amaretto, an Italian liqueur.

Variations[edit]

Disaronno recommends a 1-to-2 ratio of amaretto to whisky (25 ml amaretto to 50 ml whisky)[2]

Bourbon is often used in place of scotch.

The Godmother cocktail uses vodka in place of whisky, while the French Connection uses cognac. Both are popular cocktails in their own right. The Godchild, meanwhile, replaces scotch with cream, leaving a drink with much less alcohol.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vanderberg, Madison. "14 easy 2-ingredient cocktails you can make at home". Insider.
  2. ^ a b "The Godfather: A drink that commands respect". Disaronno. Archived from the original on 31 May 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2013.