Mixed drinks are an excellent choice for summer parties and gatherings. Cocktails don’t have to be complex to offer loads of flavor. For example, the Godmother cocktail features only two ingredients, but this combo of vodka and amaretto is decadent and full of flavor.
You may not find this cocktail in too many bars, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t add it to your go-to list of simple drinks you can make at home. This easy Godmother cocktail recipe is a perfect choice when you need an easy-to-make, slow-sipping drink.
For one serving of Mad Dog shot, you’ll need:
- 1 ½ shots of vodka (about 70 ml)
- ½ shot of amaretto (25 ml)
- Orange twist for garnish (optional)
With just two ingredients, Godmother cocktail prep takes just a few minutes and no shaker or any mixologist’s tool. For a direct glass prep:
- Fill the glass with ice cubes.
- Add vodka and amaretto.
- Lightly stir before serving.
- Add an orange slice or twist.
You can also make this cocktail in a mixing glass:
- Pour in vodka and amaretto into a mixing glass filled with ice.
- Stir until chilled.
- Strain the drink into an old-fashioned ice-filled glass.
- Add a few ice cubes and enjoy every sip.
Godmother is a milder version of the Godfather cocktail, which consists of scotch instead of vodka. So if you think this drink lacks booziness, you can switch back to the roots by using scotch whiskey instead of vodka. And if you decide on bourbon instead of vodka, you get Godfather II.
If you’d like to add more sweetness to this drink, you can switch vodka to brandy, thus turning your Godmother cocktail into Godchild. The alcohol content remains more or less the same, but these drinks have more flavor depth.
This drink is on the lower side of the caloric value range for cocktails, as it’s semi-sweet and contains no syrup that usually boosts calorie count.
- Calories: 150
- Carbohydrates: 6g
- Sugar: 6g
- Protein: 0g
- Fiber: 0g
- Fat: 0g
- Saturated fat: 0g
* Nutritional information is just an estimate based on a third-party calculator. The numbers can vary depending on portion size and spirits brands.
As both vodka and amaretto have significant alcohol content, you can assume Godmother isn’t a weak drink. An average estimate is that one serving has about 30% of alcohol, which is why you might want to slow down with these drinks as time goes by.
To make this an easy cocktail, always go with top-shelf spirits. Don’t cut corners on amaretto, as its bitter almond aroma is the leading star of this cocktail. High-quality vodka can balance amaretto sweetness perfectly, leaving enough room for bitter almonds to pop up on your tongue.
For a drier version of the Godmother cocktail, you can cut the amount of amaretto, which increases the ABV. You can also serve it without ice if you find your cocktail too diluted.
This cocktail, along with Godfather and similar drinks, is an excellent choice for late-night hours. You can drink these after dinner while enjoying finger food or a plate of cheese. Their smoky taste is a good match with bitter-sweet Godmother.
If you’re more of a sweet tooth, you can pair this semi-sweet cocktail with creme brûlée and tiramisu. Due to its mild sweetness (thanks to amaretto), Godmother also makes a perfect pair with creamy chocolate desserts.
As many cocktail recipes you might have, there’s always room for another one, especially when it’s fun, easy to make, and delicious, like a Godmother cocktail. With top-quality vodka and amaretto, you’ll enjoy every sip, and you’ll hardly stay on a single glass. Keep an eye on consumption and enjoy your drink responsibly.