Part of the cream cocktail family, this sweet throwback is a mix of Galliano (a sweet Italian liqueur), white crème de cacao and heavy cream shaken to a frothy head. Poor Red’s BBQ, a roadside bar in El Dorado, California, lays claim to the recipe, which—according to local lore—was created in 1952 when a pair of newly engaged patrons requested a special drink to match their gold Cadillac. This version of the heavy-handed drink was created at the East Village 1970s mecca of the same name. Instead of heavy cream, it substitutes coconut cream for a semi-tropical twist.
- 1 ounce Galliano
- 1 ounce crème de cacao
- 1 ounce coconut cream
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
- Add ice and shake until chilled.
- Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
Coconut cream can be replaced with heavy cream in the same proportion.