The Godfather is a duo made of equal parts scotch whisky and amaretto. Typically, the drink is served on the rocks in an old fashioned glass.
As with many cocktails, the origin of the Godfather’s name is uncertain. The amaretto brand Disaronno claims the drink was the favorite cocktail of American actor Marlon Brando, known for playing the titular character in the popular American film adaptation of Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, which prominently features the Italian mob. This may be an allusion to the cocktail’s prominent use of amaretto, an Italian liqueur.