Galliano Drinks

Karen Frazier
Galliano fizz

Galliano is an herbal liqueur with notes of licorice and vanilla. Underneath these top notes, this sweet liquor has flavors of woodsy herbs like thyme and citrus.

Galliano Fizz

In this recipe, lemon complements the citrus notes of the Galliano and adds a refreshing touch. It makes one cocktail.


  • Ice
  • 1.5 ounces Galliano liqueur
  • 1.5 ounces lemon juice
  • Club soda
  • Lemon slice
  • Sprig of rosemary


  1. In an old-fashioned glass (or a short cocktail glass), combine the ice, Galliano, lemon juice, and club soda. Stir to mix.
  2. Garnish with a lemon slice and a sprig of rosemary.

Galliano Fashioned

Old fashioned

If you like a classic old-fashioned, then Galliano will lend itself well with its woodsy notes. With the natural sweetness of the liquor, no sugar is needed, and a dash of orange bitters adds some nice balance and complements the citrus and anise notes. One of the great things about an old-fashioned is how you can customize it. Add a splash if you like it a bit weaker, drink it neat, or add a few rocks. It makes one cocktail.


  • 1/4 orange slice
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1.5 ounces Galliano liqueur
  • A splash of water (optional)
  • 2-3 ice cubes (optional)
  • Maraschino cherry


  1. In an old-fashioned glass, muddle the orange slice with the bitters.
  2. Add the Galliano and water. Stir.
  3. Add the ice cubes, if desired, and garnish with the cherry.

Galliano Chocolate Martini

Chocolate martini

If you like your drink a bit more dessert-y, then you'll love this smooth, sweet Galliano and chocolate martini, shaken not stirred. It makes two cocktails.


  • Ice
  • 1.5 ounces Galliano liqueur
  • 1.5 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 2 squares of dark chocolate for garnish (or sweetened cocoa powder)


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the ice, Galliano, vodka, chocolate syrup, and half and half.
  2. Shake to blend.
  3. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with the chocolate squares or a shake of sweetened cocoa powder.

Galliano Warmer

Galliano warmer

Looking for a fireside drink for the winter? With its vanilla notes, Galliano is tasty in hot beverages, as well. This makes one cocktail.


  • 4 ounces hot coffee
  • 1.5 ounces Galliano
  • 1 ounce Irish cream liqueur
  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. In a mug, combine the coffee, Galliano, and Irish cream.
  2. Stir and garnish with the whipped cream.

Other Galliano Drinks

Galliano is a versatile add-in for many cocktails.

Smooth and Sweet

If you're looking for something smooth and sweet to add to a cocktail, Galliano is a good choice. This versatile liqueur blends with many flavors to make delicious cocktails.

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Galliano Drinks