The History Of The Godfather Cocktail.
The oldest printed recipe I can find for the Godfather cocktail comes from a 1978 issue of “The Friends of Wine.” A simple cocktail of scotch and amaretto, the Godfather is a fantastic modern cocktail that sips like an old-fashioned. The Godfather cocktail was invented in the 1970s, taking inspiration from the 1972 Francis Ford Coppola movie “The Godfather.” The blend of scotch and the Italian almond liqueur amaretto gives the Godfather a gentle nutty cherry sweetness. Many modern recipes will use equal parts amaretto and scotch, but I find those to be a bit overwhelming and overly sweet. Older recipes tend to use 1.5 ounces of scotch to half an ounce or 2/3 of an ounce of amaretto, which makes for a better drink.
If you have never had a Godfather, it is a fantastic drink you should try. Taste is subjective, but less amaretto is better than more.