Golden Cadillac

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Golden Cadillac
Type Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served Straight up; without ice
Standard drinkware
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Cocktail glass
Commonly used ingredients
Preparation Shake together over ice. Strain into cocktail glass and serve chilled.

The Golden Cadillac is a cocktail, made with Galliano, White crème de cacao, and cream.[1] It is classified as an "after-dinner" drink, a digestif. This cocktail originated at Poor Red's BBQ in the town of El Dorado, California.[2][3]


Sometime in 1952, a woman and her new fiance came into Poor Red's BBQ to celebrate their engagement. They decided their very own cocktail should be created in their honor. The couple and long-time bartender Frank Cline decided it should be created to match the couple's newly purchased golden Cadillac. After many trials and errors, Cline finally settled on the recipe now known as the Golden Cadillac.


  1. ^ "Golden Cadillac Recipe". Alcomixer. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  2. ^ "Poor Red's BBQ". Poor Red's BBQ. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Poor Red's BBQ". [permanent dead link]