All About The Golden Dream

All About The Golden Dream


This dreamy cocktail is the perfect drink to enjoy on a warm summer night. Made with four ingredients, the Golden Dream is sure to become one of your new favorite cocktail recipes!

What Does The Golden Dream Taste Like

The Golden Dream consists of Orange Flavored Liqueur, Sweet Herbal Liqueur, Cream, and Orange Juice. The Orange Flavored Liqueur gives the cocktail a tart and citrusy taste, while the Sweet Herbal Liqueur provides a touch of sweetness. The Cream smooths out the drink and gives it a creamy texture, while the Orange Juice adds freshness and brightness.

The History of the Golden Dream

The origin of the Golden Dream is believed to have been created during the 1960s or 1970s at the Old King Bar in Miami, Florida by bartender Raimundo Alvarez. It was dedicated to actress Joan Crawford and it quickly became a popular choice among locals and tourists alike.

What Does The Golden Dream Taste Like

The Orange Flavored Liqueur, Sweet Herbal Liqueur, and Cream all work together to give the Golden Dream its unique flavor. The Orange Juice helps to balance out the sweetness of the drink and adds a refreshing citrus flavor.

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How To Make The Golden Dream Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!


  • 0.75 oz Orange Flavored Liqueur
  • 0.75 oz Sweet Herbal Liqueur
  • 0.75 oz Cream
  • 0.75 oz Orange Juice


Cocktail Glass


Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 5 - 10 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add Orange Flavored Liqueur, Sweet Herbal Liqueur, and Cream.
  2. Give the drink a nice stir, strain, and serve in a cocktail glass.

Tips on How to Make the Best Golden Dream

  • Use fresh oranges for the juice, this will make a big difference in flavor.
  • If you want a sweeter drink, add more Sweet Herbal Liqueur.
  • For a less sweet drink, add less Orange Flavored Liqueur.
  • If you want a creamier drink, add more Cream.
  • The Golden Dream is best served chilled.
  • Garnish with an orange slice or cherry.
  • Serve in a martini glass for a change of presentation.

Different Ways to Make the Golden Dream

There are many different ways that you can make the Golden Dream. Here are some of our favorite variations:

  • Try out various Orange Flavored Liqueurs such as Cointreau, Grand Marnier, or Triple Sec. You could also try using a different flavored liqueur in place of the Sweet Herbal Liqueur, like cherry or raspberry.
  • Make it a frozen cocktail: Add all of the ingredients to a blender with ice and blend until smooth. Serve in a hurricane glass or Collins glass.

What Foods Pair Well with the Golden Dream?

Fruity, citrusy dishes are a natural match for the Golden Dream. Try pairing it with a fresh fruit salad or a light seafood dish. The sweetness of the cocktail will also complement sweeter desserts like cakes or pastries.

In Conclusion

The Golden Dream cocktail is a delicious way to start your day or enjoy a special moment. This refreshing drink combines Orange Flavored Liqueur, Sweet Herbal Liqueur, and Cream, for a well-rounded flavor that will please any palate. Whether you're sipping it poolside or enjoying it at brunch, the Golden Dream is sure to be a hit.


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