maandag 15 november 2021

The Corleone

The core of my activities as a drinksblogger (=a hobby that got a little bit out of hand…) is searching for interesting cocktail recipes, often forgotten old classics, and experimenting with those recipes to give them a modern update. That was also the idea with this beauty today.

The original recipe was of course ‘The Godfather’ (50/50 whisky and amaretto), but I saw a recipe online using cola as a mixer to top off the drink, which inspired me to use cola syrup instead of cola. This result in a more balanced drink with subtle tones added to a good quality whiskey. It’s almost like a special kind of Old Fashioned.

As a base for this drink I selected Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2013. This is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon put on oak in December 2013. Handpicked by the Master Distiller and bottled as a single barrel on 29 January 2021 at 86,6 Proof (43,3 % ABV).

The Corleone

50 ml Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage whiskey
10 ml Amaretto Adriatico Roasted Almonds 
10 ml Cola Syrup

Add everything to a mixing glass with lots of ice. Give it a good stir for 15 seconds. Strain into a Cognac glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a slice of lemon.

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