the godfather

The GODFATHER “A drink you can’t refuse”

“I’m gonna make him an offer he can not refuse”… I’m sure this sent chills down the spines of many-a-man in years gone by. Apart from the Don himself though, there is another godfather who could do the same, and he is a cocktail. We refer to the known gentleman’s drink that can add bass to your tone. The Godfather has a name that, alone, fits as one of the top manly drinks. A sophisticated blend of bourbon or whiskey and amaretto served in classic whiskey glasses make this a classic choice. Much like the popular Godfather movie this mixed drink can become a man’s favorite in no time.

The amaretto brand Disaronno claims the drink was the favorite cocktail of American actor Marlon Brando, known for playing the titular character in the popular American film adaptation of Mario Puzo’s The Godfather.



Making The Godfather is just as refreshingly uncomplicated as its ingredients. Combine a nice and smooth whiskey and  Amaretto over plenty of ice cubes in a chunky old-fashioned glass in the following ratio:

  • ¾ part DISARONNO
  • 1¼ parts Scotch whiskey


The result is a sweet drink with an ever so subtle sour edge. The Amaretto liqueur imparts a delicate almond flavour, which mingles superbly with the malty tang of the whisky. It’s like a slightly more elaborate and even more enjoyable Scotch on the rocks.

To get in the right mood, why not mix yourself a Godfather cocktail then sip it slowly whilst watching the classic Marlon Brando movie of the same name, or reading the famous Mario Puzo novel, they’re both pretty good. And as you savour this sensational combination of sweet Italian liqueur with the robust flavours of a smooth whiskey, you might well say to yourself… ‘I’ve made myself a cocktail I can’t refuse.’