Golden dream is a popular cocktail made with Galliano liqueur, orange juice, and cream. It has a smooth and sweet flavor with a hint of vanilla and citrus.
Golden dream recipe
- 2 cl (2 parts) Galliano
- 2 cl (2 parts) Triple Sec
- 2 cl (2 parts) Fresh orange juice
- 1 cl (1 part) Fresh cream
Shake with cracked ice. Strain into glass and serve.
Directions for how to make the Golden dream
- Fill a cocktail shaker with cracked ice.
- Measure and pour 2 cl (2 parts) of Galliano into the shaker.
- Measure and pour 2 cl (2 parts) of Triple Sec into the shaker.
- Measure and pour 2 cl (2 parts) of fresh orange juice into the shaker.
- Measure and pour 1 cl (1 part) of fresh cream into the shaker.
- Shake the mixture vigorously for about 10 seconds to combine all the ingredients.
- Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a slice of orange or any preferred garnish.
- Serve the Golden Dream drink and enjoy!
Tips for how to make the perfect Golden dream
- Use high-quality ingredients such as fresh orange juice, cream, and honey syrup for the perfect balance of flavors.
- Shake all ingredients (including the egg yolk) vigorously with ice for at least 30 seconds to achieve a smooth and creamy texture.
- Strain the cocktail into a chilled glass and garnish with grated nutmeg for an extra aromatic touch.
- Adjust the sweetness level according to your preference by adding more or less honey syrup.
- Serve immediately to enjoy the best flavors and texture of the Golden Dream drink.
Alcohol-free alternative to the Golden dream
One great alternative to the drink Golden Dream is called “Virgin Sunrise.” This alcohol-free drink is a refreshing and delicious blend of orange juice, grenadine, and pineapple juice. It’s easy to make by simply mixing equal parts of orange juice and pineapple juice together, then adding a splash of grenadine for a vibrant pop of color. Serve it over ice with a slice of fresh orange or pineapple for an extra burst of flavor. This fun and fruity mocktail is perfect for any occasion and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
Golden dream fun facts
- Origin: Golden dream is believed to have originated in the 1950s at a bar in California called ‘Old King Cole’s’.
- Ingredients: The drink is made with a combination of vodka, triple sec, orange juice, and a hint of Galliano liqueur.
- Appearance: The unique combination of ingredients gives the drink a bright golden color, which is how it got its name ‘Golden Dream’.
- Popular culture: The Golden dream cocktail gained popularity in the 1970s and 80s, featuring in popular movies such as ‘Casino’ and ‘Wall Street’.
- Variations: The original recipe has undergone various tweaks and adjustments over the years, with some variations including the use of cream or different types of liqueurs.