Golden Cadillac
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Golden Cadillac
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4.43 / 5
The Golden Cadillac is a luxurious and creamy cocktail, embodying a rich harmony of flavors. It presents a perfect balance with the herbal vanilla notes of Galliano, the sweet chocolate ... more The Golden Cadillac is a luxurious and creamy cocktail, embodying a rich harmony of flavors. It presents a perfect balance with the herbal vanilla notes of Galliano, the sweet chocolate essence of crème de cacao, and the smooth texture of half and half. The result is a decadent dessert-like drink with a visually appealing golden hue, usually served in an elegant cocktail glass to accentuate its sophistication. The Golden Cadillac, true to its name, conjures an image of opulent indulgence, making it a favored choice for those who desire a sweet and creamy libation with an air of mid-20th-century nostalgia.
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Galliano
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15% | 0.9 units *
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Classic
Shaken

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Ingredients

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20ml ⅔oz 2cl
20ml ⅔oz 2cl
20ml ⅔oz 2cl

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Golden Cadillac swirls together the luscious vanilla tones of Galliano with the rich chocolate vibes of crème de cacao, creating a symphony of dessert-like indulgence that feels like sipping on liquid velvet. When melded with half and half, these ingredients transform each sip into a creamy, dreamy experience, encapsulating the luxurious essence of its namesake, making it irresistible for those with a penchant for sweet, creamy cocktails that carry a whisper of nostalgia.

Method
How to make a Golden Cadillac

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 Cadillac cocktail?

The Golden Cadillac cocktail originated in the 1950s at Poor Red's BBQ in El Dorado, California. It was created by accident when a bartender was attempting to make a different drink for a newly engaged couple. The drink quickly became a signature of the bar and gained popularity for its creamy texture and unique combination of flavors.

FAQ

What does Galliano add to the flavor of the Golden Cadillac?

Galliano, a sweet herbal liqueur with vanilla and anise flavors, adds complexity and depth to the Golden Cadillac. It brings a slightly spicy, aromatic note to the cocktail, balancing the sweetness of the creme de cacao and the creaminess of the half and half. Galliano is essential for creating the signature flavor profile of the Golden Cadillac.

FAQ

Can I use something else instead of Half and Half in the Golden Cadillac?

Yes, if Half and Half (a mixture of milk and cream) is not available, you can substitute it with either whole milk for a lighter version or heavy cream for a richer cocktail. The choice depends on your preference for the drink's creaminess and calorie content. Each substitute will slightly alter the texture and taste of the final cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should I serve the Golden Cadillac for the best experience?

The Golden Cadillac is best served in a chilled cocktail glass to maintain its cold temperature. Garnishing with a sprinkle of grated chocolate or a twist of orange peel can enhance its presentation and add a hint of additional flavor. Serve immediately after shaking to enjoy its smooth, creamy texture.

FAQ

Is the Golden Cadillac suitable for dessert?

Absolutely! The Golden Cadillac, with its sweet, creamy composition and the decadent flavors of Galliano and creme de cacao, makes it perfect as a dessert cocktail. It's often enjoyed after dinner or on special occasions as a luxurious and indulgent treat that satisfies a sweet tooth while providing the warmth of alcohol.

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