Skinny Golden Cadillac Cocktail Recipe

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School has officially started, but that doesn’t mean the party is over. We’ve still got long weekends to enjoy, and what better way to enjoy them than with a frozen yogurt-based cocktail? We bring you: The Golden Cadillac!

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My favorite thing about this recipe is that we have substituted the ice cream for homemade Frozen Yogurt. Frozen yogurt is super easy to make at home – we show you how in a previous blog post!

You don’t even need an ice cream maker to make it – just a freezer and a little time to plan ahead. By using frozen yogurt instead of ice cream you cut the calories. Yogurt is also more “gut-friendly” for those who are sensitive to lactose, just watch out for the whipped cream!

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The name Golden Cadillac might have you thinking of Elvis, but history has it that the Golden Cadillac was concocted in 1952 for a newly engaged couple. On their way to Las Vegas to get married, they pulled off the California highway and stopped in a small hotel bar. The couple asked the bartender to blend something extra special to commemorate their pending nuptials. The drink was then named for their lovely brand new golden Cadillac that was sitting outside the bar. Dreamy!

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The Golden Cadillac is possibly one of the most perfect after-dinner treats. This cocktail is considered a digestif, to be enjoyed after a meal. Maybe it’s the Galliano, or maybe it’s just because you might spoil your appetite if you indulge in one or two of these babies before dinner!

The Golden Cadillac requires only a few simple ingredients. The base of this cocktail in our updated version is Frozen Yogurt. A shot of vodka for the kick, and a half shot of Galliano gives the Golden Cadillac its delightful majestic golden hue and also adds vanilla and herbal flavors. A half shot of white crème de cacao, made from the cocoa bean, adds a hint of chocolate. The whipped cream is here for obvious reasons, and may of course be used sparingly or with gusto!

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With your frozen yogurt in hand, gather the rest of the ingredients for your Golden Cadillac. For one serving, you will need one shot of vodka, and a half shot each of the Galliano and White Crème de Cacao, and whipped cream. For the whipped cream I opt for the extra-heavy canned version, but if you are feeling fancy it is super simple to whip your own.

In your mixing glass, add two cups of frozen yogurt. Next, pour in 1 ounce of vodka, and 1/2 ounce of Galliano and 1/2 ounce of White Crème de Cacao.

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Mix gently with a spoon, or give it a quick spin in the blender to incorporate the ingredients.

Pour the blended drink into your glass of choice. Traditionally a rocks glass for men and stemmed cocktail glass for the ladies is used, but using your fanciest coffee mug is also perfectly acceptable in my opinion! The last step is to top it off with your favorite garnish and enjoy.


Skinny Golden Cadillac Cocktail Recipe


This new twist on a classic cocktail is deliciously sweet and satisfying!  The Golden Cadillac is perfect for your next swanky summertime pool party.

  • Author: Flora Larrabee
  • Prep Time: 5 min.
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: beverages




  1. In your mixing glass, add two cups of frozen yogurt.
  2. Pour in 1 ounce of vodka, 1/2 ounce Galliano and 1/2 ounce of White Crème de Cacao.
  3. Mix gently with a spoon, or give it a quick spin in the blender to incorporate the ingredients.
  4. Pour the blended drink into your glass of choice.
  5. Top it off with your favorite garnish and enjoy!

Keywords: vintage, retro cocktail, updated recipe, galliano, galliano cocktail, skinny cocktail

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