The Godfather Cocktail is super easy and oh so scrumptious!
I know it’s cray cray, but I have never seen The Godfather movies. I’ve only seen a few minutes of different scenes and only because they were shown during an award show or some such thing. My theater friends can’t believe I haven’t seen the movies because of the great acting. They just never appealed to me.
I didn’t name this drink the ‘look over your shoulder godfather cocktail’ because of the movie. I named it such because of how tasty it is.
You will need to look over your shoulder to make sure that no one is lurking behind you to steal the drink out of your hand.
Which reminds me.
Speaking of stealing
Recently, my sister Denise was up visiting. Before we drove her and my niece to the airport so they could go home, we went to a famous seafood restaurant around these parts. It’s called Kelly’s Roast Beef. While we were there, I told Denise and Emily the story I am going to tell you in this post.
But, before I do, I must relate that Kelly’s has grown so large it now has five locations. The Kelly’s location we went to with Denise happens to be the same location where the Mexican restaurant I’m always talking about – the one where I used to work – was located. They tore down and replaced the building, but it’s the same hallowed guacamole ground.
Now to my story. And stealing.
Kelly’s Roast Beef restaurant started in the town of Revere, MA. That original location is on the beach and it was wildly popular when we were growing up. It’s a small kiosk-like restaurant without seating. It may be different now, but at the beach location you stood in a long line waiting to get to the counter. You would order your food, get a number and once your food was ready, you’d grab it and go sit on the beach wall, drooling the whole way to that concrete ledge.
Not just roast beef
Kelly’s didn’t just sell roast beef, they also sold sandwiches and seafood. Kelly’s has the best fried clams around and we’re not talking clam strips. We are talking big bellied clams.
Oh yeah! That’s what Denise enjoyed before she went back south.
Well, once upon a time, my sister Nancy and her husband Chris were at the Revere Beach Kelly’s location.
They both ordered roast beef sandwiches with French fries.
They waited patiently until the food was ready.
They picked up their orders.
They sat on the beach wall.
They unwrapped their sandwiches.
In swoop sea gulls that snatch the sandwiches out of their hands!!
They didn’t get one bite out of those sandwiches.
I remember Nancy telling me that they just sat there for a few minutes, jaws down to their chests. Then they got up and ordered two more sandwiches.
Those sandwiches they ate sitting in their car.
On to the Godfather Cocktail recipe.
The Ingredients of the Godfather Cocktail and the Mixing
This godfather cocktail is so easy to make because it only has two ingredients: scotch and Amaretto. And to make it even easier, they are poured out in equal parts.
I get my cocktail shaker and fill it half way with ice. I also get my rocks glass.
Then, I pour out 1 1/2 ounces of scotch. I love Monkey Shoulder, not just for its name (did I mention I love monkeys?) but also because of its tastiness.
I pour it into the shaker.
Next, I measure out 1 1/2 ounces Amaretto.
Into the shaker it goes!
Now, I cap the shaker and shake 10 times. I put the rocks glass front and center and pour the contents of the shaker into the glass.
I chose to not use a garnish but you could put a twist of lemon rind, if you like.
I was overly excited and didn’t end up taking any other photos. Silly me.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe as much as I enjoyed sipping it.
Please feel free to comment. Let me know if you have a story of an animal or a bird stealing food from you. You can also Pin any photo to Pinterest and Yum the recipe to Yummly.
Yields 1 Drink
This simple yet elegant cocktail is so tasty, you'll look over your shoulder to make sure no one is going to steal it from you.
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 1.5 ounces scotch
- 1.5 ounces Amaretto
- Rocks glass
- Fill your cocktail shaker half way with ice
- Add scotch and Amaretto, cap shaker and shake 10 times
- Pour contents of shaker in rocks glass
- Look over your shoulder