This signature cocktail is made with the Italian liquor Galliano and a few other items (recipe below). The Golden Cadillac has made Poor Red’s the largest consumer of Galliano in the world. That’s a significant achievement!
If you can’t make it over to Poor Red’s, here’s the recipe for The Golden Cadillac. (But trust us when we say it’s best enjoyed at their bar!)
Golden Cadillac (makes 1)
5 ice cubes
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 ounce white crème de cacao
1 ounce Galliano
Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high for 15 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth, and pour into a chilled saucer-shaped Champagne glass.
El Dorado County’s first local distillery showcases locally produced farm fruit, grains, and wine for its vodka, whiskey, brandy, and bourbon. Dry Diggings works with local farmers, vintners, and breweries to craft spirits that represent the unique flavor of the area. The tasting room captures the gold rush era, and it’s worth visiting for a tour and a taste. The vodka won best in its class, but purists will love the bourbon.
Mimosa lovers, be warned. These aren’t your mother’s mimosas. There is a whole menu just dedicated to Mimosas – The Energizers made with red bull will add a little skip to your step. The tropical varieties are sure to transport your taste buds to a far away island. Maybe the Jolly Rancher, Spring Kiss or Naughty Cupid is more your style. If you simply cannot pick just one, we recommend trying a flight.
Cocktail aficionados will be impressed by this place. The Bistro makes all its own mixes. Our favorite is the Collins mix (it’s that good!). The staff is super knowledgeable about cocktails – they are true mixologists. Whether you want a B&B or a Vesper, you’ll get it made correctly here.
It’s worth ordering a Royal Basil Martini here just to watch the slightly naughty preparation. They make it with fresh basil which they slap to release the flavor.
When was the last time you had a fruit martini? Here you’ll find your martini comes with fresh slices of pear. Truly delightful and refreshing. Enjoy it in the brick-walled coziness of this historic location on Placerville’s Main Street.