Golden Dream
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Golden Dream
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.55 / 5
The Golden Dream cocktail is a creamy, citrusy concoction that combines the herbal sweetness of Galliano with the crisp, orange bite of Triple Sec, fresh orange juice, and smooth cream. ... more The Golden Dream cocktail is a creamy, citrusy concoction that combines the herbal sweetness of Galliano with the crisp, orange bite of Triple Sec, fresh orange juice, and smooth cream. This blend creates a luxurious and velvety drink with a vibrant golden hue, living up to its dreamy name. The Galliano's vanilla-anise flavor with hints of citrus and woodlands pairs ingeniously with the bright zestiness of the Triple Sec and orange juice, while the cream adds a layer of richness that ties all the elements together. Traditionally served in a cocktail glass, the Golden Dream offers a decadent escape to a world of sweet, aromatic indulgence.
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Invented
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(1960)
Base ingredient
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Galliano
Alcohol content
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20% | 1.4 units *
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Classic
Shaken

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Golden Dream cocktail is a masterful blend of sweet, herbal Galliano and zesty Triple Sec, complemented beautifully by the freshness of orange juice and the silky texture of cream. Its luxurious layers engage the palate with a rich balance of creamy citrus and nuanced herbal notes—truly living up to its name as it provides a velvety, dreamlike sipping experience.

Method
How to make a Golden Dream

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Golden Dream cocktail?

The Golden Dream cocktail is believed to have originated in the United States during the 1960s. It was specifically designed to be a dessert cocktail, showcasing sweet and citrus flavors that are perfect for concluding a meal or for sipping on a relaxed afternoon.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Golden Dream?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic version of the Golden Dream by substituting the Galliano and Triple Sec with non-alcoholic herbal or vanilla syrup and orange-flavored syrup, respectively. Adjust the amounts to taste, and continue to include orange juice and cream to mimic the original flavors as closely as possible.

FAQ

How do I shake the Golden Dream properly?

To properly shake a Golden Dream, add all ingredients (Galliano, Triple Sec, orange juice, and cream) into a shaker filled with ice. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. This not only cools down the mixture rapidly but also ensures that the cream is well blended with the other ingredients for a smooth and frothy texture.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairings go well with a Golden Dream?

Given its sweet and creamy profile, the Golden Dream pairs wonderfully with desserts that feature citrus or vanilla flavors. Lemon tarts, orange-flavored cheesecake, or even a simple vanilla ice cream can complement its flavors. For a savory option, try pairing with mildly spiced Asian dishes to balance the sweetness.

FAQ

Is the Golden Dream considered a strong drink?

With an alcohol content of approximately 20%, the Golden Dream is considered to be of moderate strength compared to other cocktails. Its strength is balanced by the creamy and citrus components, making it a smooth and enjoyable drink without an overpowering alcohol taste.

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