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A Whiskey Cocktail You Can’t Refuse

Perhaps the Best Use Yet for Amaretto

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The Godfather.

It’s not just a book, and a movie, and then two more movies.

It’s also an easy-to-make, ’70s-era cocktail pairing whiskey with almond-flavored amaretto.

Now, most people opt for scotch here, but bourbon is also a fine way to go. And that’s what you’ll find in the version pictured above, which comes from Anvil Bar & Refuge in Houston. So feel free to experiment with your base spirit.

From there, some like to keep those ratios equal, while others would rather go 2:1. Some add a dash of bitters. Some don’t. Just do whatever feels right.

This recipe is a good place to start on your path toward feeling right.

The Godfather

2 oz scotch (or bourbon)
1 oz amaretto
1 dash Angostura bitters

Stir together with ice, then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

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