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 that a cocktail should be created in their honor. The couple and long-time bartender Frank Cline decided it should 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. Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  2. ^ "Poor Red's BBQ". Poor Red's BBQ. Archived from the original on 2008-06-26. Retrieved 2011-10-25.
  3. ^ "Poor Red's BBQ".[permanent dead link]