The Godmother (sometimes called the Tawny Russian) is the softer variation of the Godfather. It is a simple and great tasting drink with amaretto that simply replaces the Godfather's Scotch with vodka.
While almost any vodka will make a great Godmother, this is one of those simple drinks where a great vodka can really shine. Choose your favorite top-shelf brand or try out one of the fantastic craft vodkas available.
It doesn't have to be your best vodka, but should be one you wouldn't mind in a Vodka Martini.
How Strong is the Godmother?
Most vodka is bottled at 80-proof and while amarettos vary from brand to brand, we'll use the middle ground and go with a 50 proof amaretto for this example. With those two assumptions, the average Godmother has an alcohol content right around 29% ABV (58 proof).
If you're looking for a not-so-creamy alternative to that favorite, the Godmother is a perfect choice.