Galliano Drinks

Karen Frazier
Galliano fizz

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

1. Galliano Fizz

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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Galliano and lemon juice. Add the ice. Shake.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with the club soda and stir.
  3. Garnish with a lemon slice and a sprig of rosemary.

2. Galliano 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.

Old fashioned

Ingredients

  • ¼ orange slice
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 ounces Galliano liqueur
  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • A splash of water (optional)
  • 2 to 3 ice cubes (optional)
  • Maraschino cherry

Instructions

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

3. Galliano Chocolate Cocktail

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.

Chocolate martini

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • Ice
  • 1½ ounces Galliano liqueur
  • 1½ ounce vanilla vodka
  • 2 squares of dark chocolate for garnish (or sweetened cocoa powder)

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the chocolate syrup and heavy cream.
  2. Add the ice. Carefully and slowly pour in the Galliano and then the vodka.
  3. Shake to blend.
  4. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with the chocolate squares or a shake of sweetened cocoa powder.

4. 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.

Galliano warmer

Ingredients

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

  • Hand-whipped heavy cream, unsweetened

Instructions

  1. In a mug, combine the Galliano and Irish cream. Stir.
  2. Pour in the coffee.
  3. Stir and spoon the cream on the top.

3 Popular Cocktails With Galliano

Galliano is a versatile add-in for many cocktails.

Slow Comfortable Screw up Against the Wall

The combination of Sloe gin, vodka, Southern Comfort, and Galliano is an interesting one in a Slow Comfortable Screw up Against the Wall, a popular variation of the classic screwdriver.

slow comfortable screw up against the wall cocktail

Harvey Wallbanger

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

Harvey Wallbanger cocktails

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka and orange juice. Add the ice. Shake.
  2. Fill a rocks glass with ice. Pour the cocktail over the ice.
  3. Float the Galliano on top. Garnish with the cherry and orange slice.

Golden Cadillac

This after dinner cocktail originated in California in the 1950s. It's sweet, creamy, and interesting.

Golden Cadillac cocktail

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, combine the Galliano, crème de cacao, and heavy cream. Add the ice.
  3. Shake.
  4. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with chocolate shavings.

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.

Galliano Drinks