September 27, 2010 (Day 240) — Godfather

“I don’t like violence, Tom. I’m a businessman. Blood is a big expense.” — Godfather (1972)

It’s been a long day, ladies and gentlemen. Truly a Monday among Mondays. It’s just past 8:30 and I’m getting some work done at home. But, at least I’m at home with the stepson, relaxing a little bit. So, while I make sure everything I need for this week’s meetings are lined up, let’s take a chance to sit back and feel, for at least a second, like a Godfather.


2 oz scotch whisky

1 oz amaretto

Build the ingredients in an old-fashioned glass with ice cubes. Stir well.

As about.cocktails.com says about the Godfather:

“One could make the connection between The Godfather movies and this drink which uses the sweet Italian liqueur, amaretto, and the robust, hard flavors of a smooth Scotch. Appropriately, the Godmother is a little softer with vodka. I like this one because it is a slightly more complex Scotch on the rocks but it doesn’t ruin or overpower the whisky.”

Perfectly apt. I’m really not a huge fan of scotch whisky in cocktails. But, every once in a while you find a drink that really takes the best of two liquors and accentuates them. The sweetness of the amaretto really plays up the spiciness of the scotch, while tempering it. I’ll cop — it’s one of now two scotch cocktails that I will actually drink and enjoy.

“She was beautiful! She was young. She was innocent. She was the greatest piece of ass I ever had, and I’ve had’em all over the world!”


— Mark


  1. […] The Godfather is an excellent cocktail that mixes scotch with Amaretto to give you a brusque but sweet cocktail. […]

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