11 Galliano Drinks Your Tastebuds Will Thank You For

Updated January 10, 2022
Two refreshing galliano cocktails

If you like cocktails with notes of herbs, vanilla, and licorice, then making Galliano drinks ia sure to please your tastebuds. Drinks made with Galliano have interesting botanical notes that are both intriguing and delicious.

Galliano Fizz

Galliano Fizz

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

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces Galliano
  • 1½ ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Lemon slice and rosemary sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Galliano, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with club soda
  5. Stir to mix.
  6. Garnish with lemon slice and rosemary sprig.

Galliano Old-Fashioned

Galliano Old Fashioned

If you like a classic old-fashioned, Galliano will lend itself well to this classic with its woodsy notes. With the liquor's natural sweetness, you don't need to add sugar, 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 extra rocks.

Ingredients

  • Orange slice
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 ounce Galliano liqueur
  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • Ice
  • Maraschino cherry

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, muddle orange slice with bitters.
  2. Add ice, Galliano, and bourbon.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Garnish with cherry.

Galliano Chocolate Cocktail

Galliano Chocolate Cocktail

If you like your drink a bit more dessert-y than most, then you'll love this smooth and sweet Galliano and chocolate martini. The recipe makes two for sharing.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • Ice
  • 1½ ounces Galliano liqueur
  • 1½ ounces vanilla vodka
  • 2 squares of dark chocolate for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, chocolate syrup, heavy cream, Galliano, and vodka.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with chocolate squares.

Galliano Warmer

Galliano Warmer

Looking for a fireside drink for the winter? With its vanilla notes, Galliano is tasty in hot beverages.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces Galliano
  • 1 ounce Irish cream liqueur
  • 4 ounces hot brewed coffee

  • Hand-whipped heavy cream, unsweetened

Instructions

  1. Warm a mug by filling with hot water.
  2. After mug is warm to touch, pour out the water.
  3. In mug, add Galliano and Irish cream.
  4. Stir to mix.
  5. Top off with coffee.
  6. Garnish with whipped cream.

Slow Comfortable Screw up Against the Wall

Slow Comfortable Screw

A popular variation of the classic screwdriver, if the name doesn't catch your attention, you'll be hopelessly in love after just one sip.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce Southern Comfort
  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ ounce sloe gin
  • ½ ounce Galliano
  • Ice
  • Orange ribbon for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, Southern Comfort, orange juice, and sloe gin.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Slowly add Galliano, pouring down the back of the spoon to float on top of the drink.
  5. Garnish with orange ribbon.

Harvey Wallbanger

Harvey Wallbanger cocktails

This popular 1970s-era cocktail is another twist on the classic screwdriver.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • Ice
  • ½ ounce Galliano
  • Cherry and orange slice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, and orange juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Float Galliano on top.
  5. Garnish with cherry and orange slice.

Golden Cadillac

Golden Cadillac cocktail

This after-dinner cocktail originated in California in the 1950s. It's sweet, creamy, and unique, great for when you're in an after-dinner drink rut.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Galliano
  • 1 ounce crème de cacao
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • Ice
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a cocktail glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Galliano, crème de cacao, and heavy cream.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with chocolate shavings.

East Coast Root Beer

East Coast Root Beer

Enjoy a sweet and bubbly cocktail without having to head to the store for root beer.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce Galliano
  • ¾ ounce coffee liqueur
  • ¾ ounce vodka
  • 1½ ounces cola
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, Galliano, coffee liqueur, vodka, and cola.
  2. Stir gently to mix.
  3. Top off with club soda.
  4. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Dorado Old-Fashioned

Dorado Old Fashioned

This cocktail is a little-known riff on the Oaxaca and traditional old-fashioneds, where Galliano serves as the something sweet.

Ingredients

  • 1¾ ounces reposado tequila
  • ¼ ounce mezcal
  • ¾ ounce Galliano
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 3 dashes aromatic bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, add ice, reposado tequila, mezcal, Galliano, and bitters.
  2. Stir rapidly to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with orange wedge.

Golden Dream

Golden Dream Cocktail

This creamy yet citrus-forward martini is nothing short of a luxurious orange creamsicle in a martini glass.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Galliano
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¾ ounce heavy cream
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Galliano, orange liqueur, orange juice, and heavy cream.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.

Galliano Espresso Martini

Galliano Espresso Martini

Punch up your usual espresso martini with a little bit of a richer flavor, thanks to the Galliano.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Galliano
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce espresso
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 2 dashes chocolate bitters
  • Ice
  • Whole coffee beans for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Galliano, vodka, espresso, simple syrup, and bitters.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with whole coffee beans.

What to Mix With Galliano

With flavors of licorice, vanilla, and underlying notes of herbs, Galliano has some interesting flavor profiles that can make it a challenge to mix, but there are plenty of mixers that will work well with it.

  • Cream soda
  • Root beer
  • Spiced rum
  • A classic sour mix (equal parts lemon or lime and sugar syrup)
  • Ginger ale
  • Orange juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Apple juice or cider
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Club soda
  • Coffee
  • Hot chocolate
  • Sparkling wine

Galliano Cocktails Are 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 mixed drinks.

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