Godfather Cocktail Recipe

Godfather Cocktail

The Godfather cocktail is a 1970s-era drink, named for the popular film “The Godfather” and it is often made with equal parts of Whiskey and Amaretto, but my version dials down the sweetness. And I take instead of Scotch whiskey a smoky Whisky from Ireland, because it tastes better in my opinion.


  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. Whiskey
  • 20 ml/ ¾ oz. Amaretto


  1. Fill a mixing glass ⅔ full off ice.
  2. Add the ingredients and stir until chilled.
  3. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glas.


My version of the Godfather uses a 3-to-1 ratio of whiskey to amaretto. This will produce a sweet drink, but not as sweet as the 1-to-1 ratio suggested by amaretto producer Disarrono. Certainly, they prefer that you use lots of their liqueur. The company even used to claim that their version was Marlon Brando’s favorite cocktail.


  1. Smoky Whiskey | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  2. Amaretto | USA | UK * | Germany*
  3. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*