Say hello to my little friend, The Godfather Cocktail. Certain booze lend themselves to certain situations. I drink rum when I want to celebrate, wine when I want to relax, and whisky (The Godfather) when I’ve packed and moved my apartment in less than a week and my entire body hurts.
This past weekend Kieran and I officially moved into our new house! Once we have enough of our stuff put away in the new house, we needed to chill. After the stress of packing, moving, and unpacking our belongs in under a week, I was in need of a stiff drink. I don’t drink whisky often but when I do, I have a taste for The Godfather Cocktail.
I researched the origin of Godfather Cocktails and the history of this particular drink is fuzzy, which is how you’ll feel after you consume a couple of these bad boys. 😀
I do apologize, this post will be short this week. I shot the pictures for this recipe on Sunday afternoon, and by Sunday evening I started to feel off. I plugged through Monday the best I could but by Monday night I had a full blown head cold with a raging sore throat. I’ve been under the weather ever since.
Luckily for me I have scotch whiskey in the house!!! Nothing makes a sore throat feel better than sipping on some whiskey (besides maybe cold medicine, gargling salt water, rest, and all that other healthy mumbo jumbo). I may feel like shit this week but at least I have a delicious cocktail to help take my mind off how puny I feel.
I’m not a huge scotch whiskey or amaretto drinker but I enjoy the taste of both on occasion. In fact, I don’t think I’ve consumed a drink with amaretto in years! Oddly even though I worked in bars during my 20’s, I’ve never heard about the Godfather until a few months ago. I read about the ingredients featured in the cocktail and was intrigued. I enjoy whiskey and amaretto but never thought to combine the two. Soon after reading about the Godfather I craved it and ordered it at the bar the next opportunity I got. I enjoy the flavors immensely so I wanted to share it with you!
You’ll notice in some photos we used Old Smuggler scotch whiskey for this recipe. We recently bought a house and Old Smuggler is cheap, that’s the only reason we bought that particular brand. Nothing against Old Smuggler but use your favorite scotch whiskey for this drink, you’ll enjoy it better.
I love drinking The Godfather cocktail. The sweetness of the amaretto smoothes out the harshness of whiskey but since the entire beverage is made up of alcohol, you feel a buzz quickly. It’s like satisfying your sweet tooth, with a kick. I added ice to my drink photography however, frozen whiskey stones work well too. Especially if you don’t want your drink watered down from the melting ice.
If you love whiskey and/or amaretto, give this sweet yet bold beverage a try!
Thanks for stopping by,
- 1 shot scotch whisky (or bourbon)
- 1 shot amaretto
- Frozen whisky stones (optional)
- Fresh cherries (optional)
- Drop a few frozen whisky stones into your favorite glass. Godfather cocktails are usually served in an old fashioned glass, but use what you have.
- Pour both the whisky and amaretto over the stones, and give a gentle stir. Add cherries if you wish for garnish.
- Sip, look fancy, and enjoy!
1 shot scotch whisky…. 96 (will vary depending on the brand/proof you use)
1 shot amaretto….. 120 (will vary depending on the brand/proof you use)
Fresh cherries… 5 (per cherry)
Total calories per beverage without cherries… 216
*Note, I am not a nutritionist, nor am I pretending to be. I found the calorie counts by reading the nutrition labels on the food I purchased, searching Google, and using my Lose It! app on my phone.using my Lose It! app on my phone.