We all associate “The Godfather” with that 1972 movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola, where Marlon Brando plays the infamous Don Vito Corleone. But just like the mob boss, we know not much about the cocktail. There is no information on who created it. All we know is it came around the 1970s and it’s named after the movie.

The amaretto brand Disaronno claims it was also a favorite drink of actor Marlon Brando.
It’s a simple mix of 2 ingredients: good Scotch Whiskey and Amaretto (which is an Italian almond liqueur). For that sweet smoky flavor and mobster vibes.
Some will say you shouldn’t tamper with a good scotch and that’s true, but The Godfather is one of the very few exceptions.
There are also a couple of variations of the cocktail, for example – if you use vodka instead of whiskey it’s called “The Godmother”, and if it’s cognac, it will be “French connection”. The proportions of the two ingredients remain the same.



  1. 2 Ounces (60 ml) Scotch Whiskey.
  2. 1 Ounce (30 ml) Amaretto liqueur.
  3. Orange twist for garnish.


  1. Add the whiskey and amaretto into a mixing glass.
  2. Fill it up with ice and stir.
  3. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass over ice.
  4. Garnish with an orange twist or a cherry.
  5. Enjoy.

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