‘The Godfather’ first became popular in the 1970s after featuring in The Godfather – an American production based on the 1969 Mario Puzo novel. The film stars Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone who famously drinks the cocktail, claiming it was his favourite drink. In addition, the film also prominently features an Italian mob and Amaretto (a key ingredient of the drink) is an Italian liqueur. For these reasons, it is widely believed that this is how the cocktail acquired its name, ‘The Godfather’.
The 'Godchild' Cocktail
Our version of ‘The Godfather’, replaces the Scotch with Beeble Honey Whisky. Naturally sweetened using honey from our local Wiltshire hives, this complements the Amaretto perfectly to create a slightly less bitter and (in our opinion!) more palatable drink. We like to serve ours ice-cold in a rocks glass, topped with a maraschino cherry and a slice of orange.
The 'Godfather' Cocktail
Honey Whisky Godfather Recipe
Prep time: 4 mins
Total time: 4 mins
Serving size: 1
· 60ml Beeble Honey Whisky
· 30ml Amaretto
· Orange slice and Maraschino Cherry
1. Add all the ingredients to an ice-filled mixing glass and stir (this will slightly dilute it and release some of the botanical notes)
2. Strain into a rocks glass and serve over ice
3. Garnish with a slice of orange and a maraschino cherry
~ Beeble’s top tip ~ for an extra finishing touch, before serving, run a slice of orange around the rim of the glass to make each and every sip sensational :)
Written by Hester