Yes people, we’re about to tell you everything you need to know about the Golden Dream cocktail, but first, here’s a handful of other cocktail recipes that call for the sweet, herbal Italian liqueur known as Galliano
: the Flaming Bob Marley Shot
, the Harvey Wallbanger
, the Yellow Bird
, and the Feisty Charlotte.
OK, now onto the encyclopedic knowledge that humanity has collected over the decades about the Golden Dream cocktail. No wait, just kidding! We could only find about two useful paragraphs that describe the history of the Golden Dream cocktail, and neither is that exciting. The Golden Dream cocktail Wiki
notes that”The Golden Dream is an IBA official cocktail made with Galliano and Cointreau,” and that “It is classed as an ‘after dinner’ drink.” So yeah, try having this bad boy after dinner if you're looking for a creamy pick-me-up before heading out to the bars and clubs for night. (Or before chilling on your couch, all cozied up under a blanket, which we all know is a million times better than going out.) The Kitchn
gives a bit more information on the history of the Golden Dream cocktail, claiming that “[it] was first dreamed up by Raimundo Alvarez, a bartender at the Old King Bar in Miami.” (The Wiki notes this as well, but it uses The Kitchn as its source, so….) The drink also apparently became popular in the 60s and 70s, although it’s not exactly clear why — perhaps it caught the tail end of the Tiki cocktail movement in the U.S.? We don’t know! In terms of the actual flavor and texture of the Golden Dream cocktail, The Kitchn notes “[the cocktail] is a little like a liquid Creamsicle for grownups. A sweet, frothy dessert cocktail with an orange-herbal tang, and not too much alcohol.” And yes, we most definitely concur with this description. By the way, if you're looking for other creamy orange-flavored cocktails, check out these bad boys: the Orange Cream Popsicle
, the Orange Creamsicle Martini
, the Orange Creamsicle Cocktail
, the Orange Creamsicle Mimosa
, and the Orange Creamsicletini.
2/3 oz. (20ml) Galliano
2/3 oz. (20ml) Triple Sec
2/3 oz. (20ml) Orange Juice
1/3 oz. (10ml) Fresh Cream
Garnish: Orange Wedge
1. Add ice, galliano, triple sec, orange juice and cream to a shaking glass and shake well.
2. Strain mix into martini glass and garnish with an orange wedge.