How To Make Godfather Cocktail

A sure way to gain an unflappable reputation of being a sophisticated host is to learn the basics of how to make a Godfather.  Offer up one of these tasty concoctions the next time a guest shows up at your house and they're likely to not even notice the piles of dirty boxers and socks strewn around the living room. Knowing how to make a Godfather might even get you a promotion the next time you hit a happy hour with the boss. Once you know how to make a Godfather, you can pull this drink out of your pocket any time you need an air of faux superiority and suaveness. It's the perfect drink to cover up all of your other social flaws.

What You'll Need:

  • 2 ounces Scotch
  • 1 ounce Amaretto
  • Ice cubes
  • Lo-ball glass


  1. Fill the glass with ice.
  2. Pour in the Scotch
  3. Add the Amaretto
  4. Stir well
  5. Serve by saying, "I made you a drink you can't refuse," in your best Marlon Brando impersonation.

The semi-sweet, nutty sophistication of the Amaretto will add a subtle smoothness to the Scotch while still allowing the complexity of its flavors to shine through. Plus, it's all booze so you only need a few of these little dynamos to start believing you really are a sophisticated socialite. You could serve this to your guest while wearing a ratty bathrobe and fuzzy bunny slippers and still come off looking like Hugh Hefner.

A word of caution: This drink is very rarely ordered in bars so knowing how to make a Godfather will prevent any awkward moments when the bartender looks at you like you have three heads if you order this in public. Simply rattle off the recipe with confidence and you'll be seen as a true Renaissance Man among a bar full of predictable drunks. Don't forget to tip.

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