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- Fill a double old-fashioned glass with ice.
- Add both ingredients and stir to chill.
- Garnish with a blood orange slice or an orange twist.
Rumor has it this Italian cocktail was a favorite of actor Marlon Brando, star of “The Godfather”, and made its big debut in the 1970s when the movie became wildly popular. Made up of equal parts scotch and Amaretto Liqueur, this potent Italian cocktail makes the perfect after dinner treat as the distinct almond flavor and subtle cherry undertones of Amaretto Liqueur soften the scotch to add just the right amount of sweet.
You’ll find a few variations of this classic Italian cocktail, from lemon to orange garnish, and if you replace and/or add different ingredients, you’ll have the whole “Godfamily” – granted they’re all of drinking age, of course. To create “The Godmother”, simply replace the scotch with vodka, and to create the godchildren, just add a little bit of sweet cream to each – so you’ll have scotch, Amaretto, and sweet cream for “The Godson” and vodka, Amaretto, and sweet cream for “The Goddaughter”.
And if you really want to make it a night of Italian tradition, then indulge in an Italian feast with an appetizer of Antipasto Crostinis or a charcuterie board of Italian cured meats, then get authentically Italian with this pumpkin ravioli or some creamy Risotto alla Milanese, and follow it all up with The Godfather cocktail and a slice of this delicious Italian cake. Buon Appetito!
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