Mixing cocktails is a pure magic. When seemingly incompatible ingredients are mixed together in a glass, and the result is gorgeous, it can’t be called otherwise as ‘magic’.

The etymology of the word ‘cocktail’ is very ambiguous. More than a dozen of different versions explains its origin.

If you look in the Oxford Dictionary, the first mention of the word ‘cocktail’ dates back to 1803 in the United States. People called mixed drinks that way.

Godfather Winemaker Cocktail

A few more popular theories are as follows:

From the French word ‘coquetier’ that means a ‘stand for eggs’, and is associated with the appearance of sazerak cocktail in New Orleans.

Also from the French ‘coquetel’ – a mixed drink that was very popular in the neighborhood of Bordeaux and brought to the United States during the revolution.

Another theory mentions ‘cock ale’ – a drink on the basis of ale and chicken broth.

And I continue to share with you the recipes from my new book ‘Christmas Whisky Cocktails’. Today we have another recipe from WHISKY Corner, Godfather Winemaker cocktail. And according to rumours, that was the favourite drink of Marlon Brando!

Godfather Winemaker Cocktail
  • 30 ml Whisky Single Malt Scotch
  • 30 ml Amaretto liqueur
  • 30 ml port wine
  1. Fill the glass with ice.
  2. Add the ingredients in turns and mix until until the glass is frosted.
  3. Decorate with lemon peel.

Christmas Whisky Cocktails by Aleksandr  Slyadnev

Christmas Whisky Cocktails

Best Whisky Based Christmas Cocktails

Do you want more recipes of Whisky Cocktails? You can find them in my new book Christmas Whisky Cocktails.

This book is one and only in the world about whisky based Christmas cocktails. The authors shared a secret how to create a modern-style Christmas by organizing unforgettable whisky party. You will learn how to make welcome cocktails, cocktails for your festive dinning, dessert and even cocktails that will replace your morning coffee.

All the secrets and unique recipes shared by Ivan Bachurin and Oleg Kozlovskyy, amazing and professional visual presentation by Alexandr Slyadnev, stories and peculiarities of each drink – all these you can find on the pages of this book.