Jack's Godfather Highball
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Jack's Godfather Highball
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.8 / 5
The Jack's Godfather Highball is a tantalizing cocktail that offers a unique twist on the classic Godfather cocktail, blending the rich, robust flavors of whiskey with the sweet, almond-like taste ... more The Jack's Godfather Highball is a tantalizing cocktail that offers a unique twist on the classic Godfather cocktail, blending the rich, robust flavors of whiskey with the sweet, almond-like taste of Amaretto and the effervescence of cola. Served in a cocktail glass, this drink perfectly balances the strong, smoky undertones of whiskey with the sugary, refreshing kick of cola, making it an irresistible choice for those who appreciate a beverage with depth and complexity. Ideal for sipping on a relaxed evening or as a sophisticated addition to any social gathering, the Jack's Godfather Highball is a testament to the art of cocktail making, promising a memorable drinking experience.
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Cola
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16% | 1.76 units *
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Classic

Highball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
60ml 2oz 6cl
20ml ⅔oz 2cl
30ml 1oz 3cl

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Jack's Godfather Highball masterfully merges the smoky bravado of whiskey with the sweet whisper of Amaretto, all rounded out by the bubbly personality of cola. This concoction offers a harmonious blend where the caramel undertones of the whiskey beautifully complement the almond notes of Amaretto, while cola adds a refreshing fizz that lifts the heaviness, making it a versatile choice for both casual sips and spirited gatherings.

Method
How to make a Jack's Godfather Highball

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by gathering all the ingredients for your cocktail
Next, fill a glass with ice to the brim to ensure your drink stays chilled
Carefully pour each ingredient over the ice, measuring to maintain the balance of flavors
Gently stir the mixture for about 10-15 seconds to blend the ingredients well without diluting the cocktail too much
Lastly, take a moment to taste your creation and adjust any ingredients if needed before serving

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of whiskey works best in Jack's Godfather Highball?

For Jack's Godfather Highball, a smooth, medium-bodied whiskey works best. Bourbon or a milder Scotch whiskey complements the sweetness of the cola and Amaretto without overpowering the drink. Aim for a whiskey that's not too peaty or smoky to maintain the cocktail's balanced profile.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the cola for another type of soda in Jack's Godfather Highball?

Yes, you can substitute the cola with another type of soda, though it will alter the original taste profile. For a lighter variant, ginger ale or club soda are popular choices. They offer a different kind of sweetness or neutrality, but keep in mind that the classic flavor comes from the combination of cola's unique sweetness and caffeine kick with the nutty depth of Amaretto and the richness of whiskey.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of Jack's Godfather Highball?

To create a non-alcoholic version of Jack's Godfather Highball, replace the whiskey with a non-alcoholic whiskey alternative or a smoky tea base (like Lapsang Souchong) cooled down to room temperature. Use a non-alcoholic almond syrup in place of Amaretto. Maintain the cola for that signature flavor profile. This provides a similar taste sensation without the alcohol content.

FAQ

What's the significance of serving the Jack's Godfather Highball in a Highball glass?

A Highball glass is tall and narrow, which keeps the cocktail ingredients well mixed and promotes the retention of carbonation from the cola. Its size is perfect for the drink's total volume, allowing the ideal ratio of ice to liquid for a chilled yet not overly diluted experience. The shape of the glass also enhances the visual appeal of the layered colors, especially when served with ice.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Jack's Godfather Highball compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 16%, Jack's Godfather Highball sits in the moderate range of cocktail strengths. It's stronger than light cocktails like a Mimosa (around 10%) but less potent than a classic Martini or Manhattan, which can range from 25% to 30% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes it a great choice for those who prefer a balanced, not too strong cocktail that still offers depth and complexity.

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