Golden Cadillac

What can I say about the Golden Cadillac? Well, there’s quite a few things I can say to be honest – and every one of them is positive. Indeed, ‘positive’ is far too tame for how I feel about this drink, in truth I could sing my praises from the rooftops if someone gave me a ladder and promised to hold me securely in place (I’m petrified of heights or, more specifically, falling from them).

IT’S BLOODY DELICIOUS. There, I said it. Now, if you need to know more than that, fair enough, read on. If you’re willing to take my word on it then go make this right now. You won’t regret it.

The flavour can only be described as liquid white chocolate. Although I love chocolate, out of the 3 options (or 4 if you count ruby chocolate) white would normally be my last choice. I usually find it altogether too sweet, bordering on sickly, and a bit one dimensional. I don’t know, maybe I just haven’t had the right kind of white chocolate, but I would always prefer a good slab of milk or dark instead. However, the Golden Cadillac is the peak of white chocolate; it tastes like I think white chocolate should, and yet so rarely does. You might think that double cream and white crème de cacao would be enough to recreate the flavour of white chocolate, but it’s actually the Galliano that’s the star of the show – the slight hint of vanilla levels out the sweetness of the cream and provides depth to the drink, taking it from being merely nice to pure heaven.

I’ll hold my hands up; this is not a diet friendly drink. It’s a wicked combination of liqueurs and double cream, but on the plus side of things it does make the experience entirely decadent from the first to last sip. Every mouthful is pure pleasure.

Have I convinced you yet? I hope I have, but even if I haven’t you owe it to yourself to go and try it.


The Recipe

♦  1 ½ ounces white crème de cacao

♦  ¾ ounce Galliano

♦  1 ½ ounces double cream

Shake all the ingredients together and strain into a chilled martini glass.

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