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Scotch • Sweet

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The Godfather was named for Don Corleone himself, actor Marlon Brando. According to legend, Brando was a big fan of the simple mix of smoky scotch and nutty amaretto. Whether or not the story was true or simply a marketing ploy, the sweet, smoky sipper is a cocktail you can’t refuse, perfect for after dinner digestif-ing or as a winter warmer.

The Essentials

Bar Spoon
The Details


2 oz Scotch
2 oz Amaretto


  • Using a jigger, add both liquors to a double rocks glass.
  • Add a large ice cube, stir briefly and serve.

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