How to Make The Godfather Cocktail

by XuCharles on Mar 04, 2023

How to Make The Godfather Cocktail

The Godfather cocktail is a classic drink that combines two iconic Italian spirits: whiskey and amaretto. It's a rich and flavorful cocktail that's perfect for sipping on a cozy night in or serving at a sophisticated gathering. In this article, we'll walk you through the step-by-step process of making a perfect Godfather cocktail.




2 ounces


1 ounce



Orange peel or cherry

for garnish (optional)




  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

  • Add 2 ounces of whiskey and 1 ounce of amaretto to the shaker.

  • Shake the shaker vigorously for about 15-20 seconds.

  • Strain the mixture into a chilled glass filled with ice.

  • Garnish with an orange peel or cherry if desired.



Use a quality whiskey to ensure a smooth and delicious cocktail.

Be sure to shake the cocktail shaker vigorously to properly mix the ingredients.

You can also serve this cocktail neat (without ice) in a brandy snifter or rocks glass.

For a sweeter version of the Godfather, use equal parts whiskey and amaretto.



The Godmother: Substitute whiskey with vodka for a slightly lighter flavor.

The Sicilian: Add a splash of lemon juice to the mixture for a tangy twist.

The Obituary: Add a splash of dry vermouth to the mixture for a drier, more complex flavor.



The Godfather cocktail is a timeless classic that's easy to make and delicious to drink. With its blend of whiskey and amaretto, it's a sophisticated and satisfying choice for any occasion. So why not mix one up tonight and enjoy the rich, smooth flavors of this iconic Italian cocktail?


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