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Godmother
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Rating

3.98 / 5
The Godmother is a simple yet elegant cocktail that delivers a rich, nutty flavor profile through its blend of vodka and amaretto. The sweetness and distinctive almond taste from the ... more The Godmother is a simple yet elegant cocktail that delivers a rich, nutty flavor profile through its blend of vodka and amaretto. The sweetness and distinctive almond taste from the amaretto complement the neutral, clean spirit of the vodka, making it a delightful sipper. Typically served in a lowball glass, this cocktail is a favorite for those who enjoy a spirit-forward drink that balances the strength of vodka with the sweet, warming notes of amaretto liqueur. With its sophisticated simplicity, the Godmother is an excellent choice for a relaxed evening or a cozy night in.
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Orange
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36% | 3.24 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Godmother is an elegantly straightforward cocktail combining the clean, clear spirit of vodka with the rich sweetness of amaretto, creating a smoothly balanced almond-flavored delight. This concoction is perfect for those who enjoy a less complex drink with a deep, comforting flavor profile.

Method
How to make a Godmother

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill a mixing glass with ice and add the shots
Stir gently to chill and strain into an ice-filled old fashioned glass
Garnish with an orange peel twist and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is Amaretto, and how does it influence the taste of the Godmother cocktail?

Amaretto is a sweet, almond-flavored Italian liqueur that contributes a rich, nutty flavor to the Godmother cocktail. Its sweetness balances the strong, clear taste of vodka, creating a smooth and appealing drink.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Godmother cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Godmother cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to ensure a silky texture without diluting the mix too much. Stirring gently combines the vodka and Amaretto, maintaining the integrity of their flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Godmother cocktail?

The best way to serve a Godmother cocktail is in a lowball glass, over ice. This method ensures the cocktail is chilled, enhancing its flavors and providing a refreshing drinking experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Godmother compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 36%, the Godmother cocktail is relatively strong. It sits in the mid to high range compared to other classic cocktails, making it suitable for those who prefer a drink with a bit more kick.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I add any garnishes to the Godmother to enhance its appearance?

Yes, while the Godmother is typically served without garnishes, you can add a twist of orange peel or a Maraschino cherry for a touch of elegance and a hint of additional flavor.

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