Scotch Cocktails (Godfather and Rob Roy)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Here are two classic cocktails; "Godfather" and "Rob Roy" both among the most popular ordered cocktail drinks using scotch.


The Rob Roy cocktail dates back to 1894 from the Waldorf Astoria and (similar to the Manhattan which uses rye instead of scotch) and is one of the oldest scotch mixed drinks.


Then we move on to another popular drink made with scotch or bourbon called the "Godfather" that debuted in the 1970s.


A definite favorite cocktail ("Godfather") which acquired its name from "The Godfather" movie and a wonderful combination of flavor using Scotch with the addition of Amaretto,  two perfect ingredients that taste fabulous together.


For those that aren't fond of scotch we added the recipe for the "Godmother" (we wouldn't want to leave her out and offend the Godfather) this cocktail eliminates Scotch and is replaced with Vodka instead.


Both our cocktails are super simple and worth a try at least once and if you're an avid fan of Scotch, you just may love both recipes.


One last thing before you get to making these two marvelous cocktails, if you prefer Virgin Style Cocktails, we have two additional recipes for you for both the "Godfather" and "Rob Roy", that are kid-friendly and nonalcoholic drinks!


Scroll down to this easily printable recipe and take a peek at these easy cocktails you can make at home.



these are two cocktails using scotch one is called Godfather and the other is Rob Roy





a drink from the 1970s called Godfather


Cocktails



The Godfather cocktail has been claimed by  Disaronno (which is the company that makes Amaretto but has yet to be proven) this mixed drink became really popular in the 70s after the movie was released it drifted in popularity for a while, and currently has been revived again in 2020.

Rob Roy is a classic claimed by a bartender in 1894 working at Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, a ritzy hotel believed to be its origin.

No matter who created these two cocktails they remain two of the most popular drinks to date and easiest to make and simply delicious.


this is Godfather cocktail made with scotch and amaretto with a portrait of the Godfather and the shaker with spoon in the background


Ingredients to have on hand

  1. Scotch
  2. Sweet Vermouth
  3. Bitters
  4. Lemon Twists
  5. Maraschino cherries
  6. Amaretto
  7. Ice


this is how to make a Rob Roy with scotch and Amaretto


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Classic Garnish


  1. maraschino cherries
  2. lemon twist
  3. orange twist
  4. not traditional and  optional for olive lovers: black or green olives


Rob Roy cocktail using scotch for National Scotch Day


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Virgin Drinks



Of course, if you would like a virgin drink try making a Rob Roy with cola dash of grenadine and garnish with a maraschino cherry, it's refreshing and delightful.


For a virgin Godfather just add some almond extract to your favorite cream flavored or vanilla flavored soda and stir the bubbles out garnish with lemon twists.


Hope you enjoy our two favorite most popular Scotch drinks and don't forget to celebrate National Scotch Day on July 27th cheers!




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Scotch Cocktails (Godfather and Rob Roy)

Scotch Cocktails (Godfather and Rob Roy)

Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min
Two classic drinks made with Scotch, The Godfather inspired by the 1970 popular movie and Rob Roy that dates back to 1894. Both easy to make cocktails.

Ingredients

  • Godfather
  • 2 ounces Scotch
  • 1/4 ounce of Amaretto
  • Rob Roy
  • 2- ounces blended Scotch whisky
  • 1-ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: lemon or orange twist or maraschino cherry
  • Optional not classic for those who love olives (green or black pitted olives)

Instructions

  1. Godfather Directions:
  2. Pour ice in a glass add the Amaretto and Scotch shake until cold Strain and pour into a glass.
  3. Note: For the Godmother cocktail, blend the same amounts using Vodka and Amaretto
  4. Rob Roy Directions:
  5. Fill a glass with ice.
  6. Combine all these ingredients in a  16 ounce sized glass or shaker with a strainer.
  7. Fill the glass or strainer with ice.
  8. Stir or shake (if in a shaker)
  9. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  10. Take a piece of lemon or orange peel and use it as a garnish..
  11. Optional: serve with a toothpick filled with maraschino cherries.

Notes:

Virgin Drinks


try making a Rob Roy with cola dash of grenadine and garnish with a maraschino cherry, it's refreshing and delightful.



For a virgin Godfather just add some almond extract to your favorite cream flavored or vanilla flavored soda and stir the bubbles out, garnish with lemon twists.



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this is Godfather cocktail made with scotch and amaretto with a portrait of the Godfather and the shaker with spoon in the background


Also Try Our Whiskey Sour Recipe Below for "National Whiskey Sour Day"


8 comments

  1. I had a friend back in my university days who used to always order this drink as a round of shots. Lot of bad decisions and great memories associated with it.

    Thank you for the recipe!

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  2. I love a rob roy. Always my go-to cocktail.

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  3. These would be just perfect for a party. Love the tips on making them too. Thanks!

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  4. I knew of the Rob Roy but not the Godfather. As an amaretto lover, I had to give it a try - so good! Perfect for entertaining too!

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  5. Cheers back to you for national Scotch day. These cocktails look lovely. Interesting read about the Godfather connection.

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  6. They look like they would be good but no scotch or other brown liquor for this ole boy.

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  7. I love a cocktail at the end of the day and have everything I need to enjoy this one. It sounds absolutely delicious!

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