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Here’s a tasty, elegant cocktail anyone can make – The Godmother. It’s got plenty of flavor and kick – all vodka and amaretto – and the only bartender skill you might want is the ability to strain. And if you really can’t be bothered, you can just leave the ice in (in fact, many people prefer it). This drink is strong enough to take it.

Godmother drink in cordial glass

The amaretto goes wonderfully with lightly sweet desserts and pastries. This is a great hit at parties, and you can mix up a big batch in a pitcher in advance.


Stir your ingredients in a mixing glass with ice; strain into a highball glass. Or just pour it over the rocks.