Real Estate Ray's Blog: The Golden Cadillac

The Golden Cadillac

     Our family toasted in the New Year a little early yesterday evening with a Golden Cadillac.  It is a cocktail made world famous at Poor Red's in the town of El Dorado, CA. It is served in a champagne glass with a larger glass of it on the side, like milkshakes are served.  It is a tasty drink and reminds me of a story.  Actually, the story of how I met my wife.

     Many years ago, in a galaxy far away...sorry, I got carried away.  Circa 1987, my best friend's dad, Jerry, was at a show in Reno. These three girls walked up to him and asked if they could sit at his table because there were no other tables available.  Now Jerry did not think his so or I, for that matter, would ever be able to get a date so when he found out these three girls would love to learn how to ski, he began his work.  By the end of the evening, he had convinced him that he had the perfect guys to take them to the slopes and he had their phone numbers.  Curt, his son, called me a few days later asking if I would accompany him on a ski trip to introduce these three girls to skiing.  Of course, due to my total lack of ability to talk to a girl at the time, I said no.  Curt ignored me, arranged our day on the slopes and we went skiing.  On the way home, we stopped at Poor Red's for dinner and a Golden Cadillac, maybe two.  And the rest, as they say, is history.  I was married about three years later to Mary Margaret.  Blind dates sometimes do work out.

     The Golden Cadillac is made with 1 oz Galliano, 1 oz Creme de Cacao (some like 2 oz) and 1 oz heavy cream. Poor all three ingredients over ice and blend well.  We like to finish it off with a bit of nutmeg on top.   At one time, Poor Red's made this cocktail so popular that it was responsible for 3% of world wide sales of Galliano.

               The Golden Cadillac

     You can't go wrong toasting in the new year with A Golden Cadillac.  However you do choose to bring in the new year, adult beverage or not, I do wish you all a very successful 2021 and a very,

 

 HAPPY NEW YEAR! ! ! ! !

 

     For those of you that are not bored with my story yet, I would like to tell you the precise moment that I knew Mary Margaret and I were destined to be together for eternity.  We were skiing at Sierra at Tahoe and Mary Margaret was waiting patiently about half way down the mountain for me.  At the time, I really enjoy skiing just as fast as I could and at the last second spraying my ski partners with snow.  I set my sights on MM.  I was zipping directly towards her at a high speed and, just at the last second, caught a ski edge.  I had a decision to make. Either I was going to take out a 5' 2" cute blonde girl or take my chances with the 50' pine trees to the left.  I knew the right decision even moving at such a high rate.  I fell on my side, jammed my skis into the snow and crashed into one of those trees.  Somewhere between hitting the ground and hitting the tree, MM broke out in a huge laugh.  That is when I knew,"this doggone girl was mine!"  Thank you Michael Jackson for precisely the right words.

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Comment balloon 37 commentsRaymond Henson, SRES, GRI • December 31 2020 02:06PM

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Good morning, Ray... this cocktail sounds yummy... and I don't even drink, except for the occasional flute of champagne! Happy New Year to you and yours. (Haven't thought of Galliano in decades!)

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 18 days ago

Raymond,

Like Nina, I had not thought of Galliano in years.  I do remember the golden Cadillac!  What a sweet memory you shared with us.  Champagne is on the menu for this evening...A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 18 days ago

It is ironic, I have not even thought about the Galliano or the Golden Cadillac in years either, Ron and Alexandra Seigel.  My dad and sister decided to pair it with our Chili Verde last evening.  It was an odd pair, but it worked fine for us.  Enjoy your Champagne this evening.

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 18 days ago

Galliano is not a normal household term even with their iconic bottle.  After being re-introduced to this cocktail, though, maybe it will become one in our household.  Happy New Year to you, Nina Hollander.

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 18 days ago

Hello Raymond, I may have to go out to the liquor store today and pick up something but will give it a try.  May 2021 be a great year for you.

 

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 18 days ago

I hope you enjoy it, Will Hamm.  Happy New Year! ! !

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 18 days ago

Raymond, what a great story, and one you should tell every year!   Still have a smile on my face!   I will keep your recipe, but had to Google Galliano, never heard of it.   I have some rather good wine on the menu for tonight, as I will BBQ a steak and the fixings!    Happy New Year's Eve my friend! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 18 days ago

That drink looks and sounds delicious!  I really enjoyed learning about how you met Mary Margaret and I have seen that you are both really good for each other!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) 17 days ago

What a clever name for that cocktail. Happy New Year to you and your MM. Hope your business continues to shine this year!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 17 days ago

Good morning Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI ,

Loved the story of how you met your wife, Mary Margaret and the recipe for the Golden Cadillac. I haven't thought about Galliano in years! Happy New Year and blessings for a healthy and prosperous 2021!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) 17 days ago

Oh my gosh, I love that story, Ray. I also have no idea what Galliano is but, that martini looks amazing! I'll bet the metal keeps them nice and chilled.

Also wanted to wish you & yours a Groovy New Year! May your 2021 be your best year yet!

Have a Groovy New Year

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 17 days ago

I always like havig a bottle of Galliano around, Joan Cox.  I don't drink it much, but I really like the bottle.  Your dinner sounds really good.  Happy New Year!

It is a really good cocktail, Brian England.  It is strange that I have one only once every 10 years or so.  I may have to pull out my fizz recipe one of these days.  That one is delicious too.  I used to tend bar for my dad at his New Year's day party.  My friend and I would make over 100 pitchers.  We made a lot of friends that day!

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 17 days ago

Thank you, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400.  I hope you have a very successful 2021.  Happy New Year!

Galliano always seems to fall through the cracks, Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, but I do enjoy it the few times I have it.  Happy New Year to you!

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 17 days ago

I am not sure anyone truly knows what Galliano is, but it is a tasty liqueur flavored with numerous herbs.  Perfect for those looking for a groovy 2021!  Happy New Year to you!

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 17 days ago

This cocktail sounds delicious Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI Wishing you health, happiness and prosperity in the new year!

Posted by Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637 (REMAX Realty Group) 17 days ago

Our family sure enjoys it, Abby Stiller.  I hope you have 2021 brings you everything you happiness and everything you hope for.  Happy New Year!

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 16 days ago

Thank you very much for sharing this story and the cocktail recipe.

Enjoy the holiday weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 16 days ago

Thank you for sharing this tale of the Golden  Cadilac, it put a smile on my face 😀 Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) 16 days ago

I appreciate you taking the time to stop by, Roy Kelley.  Hope your weekend is going well.

Happy to make you smile, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS.  The Golden Cadillac itself makes me smile.  Ha!

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 16 days ago

Hi Raymond- I can remember drinking Havey Wallbangers and they had Galliano in them. Your Golden Cadillac sounds similar to a Brandy Alexander that I use to drink. And I do love your story. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 16 days ago

             

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 16 days ago

You stirred up memories of my first sip of a Golden Cadillac. It was at a luncheon when I was in my early 20's - I worked as a dental assistant. At any rate, the dentist took us all out for lunch and he ( and his wife) introduced us to the drink. It went down like a milkshake - I won't talk about how it came up... 

As a person who rarely drank it was easy to drink too much of it - wonder if I should try it again. :)  Happy New Year. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 15 days ago

Hi Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI - thanks for this wonderful love story.  Skiiing plays into my courtship two.  It is when I was dating my wife for about 2 weeks we went skiing and she ran into a fence and had to be taken down by the ski patrol.  The could have been an end but it was really the beginning.  She sought my comfort as I took her home.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 15 days ago

Awwww what a great story of how you two met!  I love it!  Hope you didn't get too banged up by that tree. I look foward to meeting you guys!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) 15 days ago

I have a small glass of wine several days a week...other than that I'm not a drinker. But, that really sounds delicious. Loved the "love" story too!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 15 days ago

Good Morning, Kathy Streib, I have never enjoyed a Harvey Wallbanger.  I need to try one!  Thank you for featuring my post in your "What I learned This Week" post.  It is always a surprise and I do appreciate it.  

Ironically, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, Mary Margaret did not really drink at the time and she still does not drink much.  She still does not like Golden Cadillacs, though I do think it is worth trying again.  Happy New Year!

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 14 days ago

Grant Schneider, you had the chance to show how much you care and obviously you impressed.  Congratulations!

 Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, other bruising my fragile ego, I was fine.  It was also well worth it.  We have laughed over it many times and I did get the girl.  😊 

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 14 days ago

Thank you, Sharon Tara.  It was a fun day and definitely not your average "love" story.  30 years of marriage later, we still wonder how it all happened, are happy it did. 

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 14 days ago

Great story, Raymond! I am not a fan of Galiano, but I did some bartending in college and have made a few of these!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) 13 days ago

Raymond loved your story but more importantly I was amazed that you have consumed 3% of the Galliano world wide "_))))) just kidding, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 13 days ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS   so you are not part of th 97%?:)) consumers of Galliano:)))))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 13 days ago

LOL No but, I would love to try one of those Golden Cadillacs, Endre Barath, Jr.! Don't they sound good?!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS  now that we have the recipe thanks to Raymond we can have all the Golden Cadillacs we want... no commenting or posting on AR though:)))

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 13 days ago

Jeff Dowler, CRS, you are a man of many talents.  I can't remember the last time I made a Golden Cadillac. I used to bartend an annual New Year's Day party.  We only made some variation of a gin fizz.  I became quite good at it and don't even remember that recipe any more.

Endre Barath, Jr., I try really hard to support the companies I like.  It is a lot of work, but someone has to do it.  This reminds me of a Winston Churchill story.  He is being introduced and it is said that he has had enough to drink in his lifetime to fill half the hall.  Churchill looks up to the ceiling and says, "so little time, so much to do."  Lol, I am a lightweight and would not fill up much.

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 12 days ago

Endre Barath, Jr. and Debe Maxwell, CRS, I think we have the perfect cocktail to make a toast to the New Year in 2022 on Zoom.  We just need to come up with a good appetizer to go with them.  It is never to early to start planning! 😀

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 12 days ago

Never been skiing and never had a Golden Cadillac. Sounds like I am missing out on a few things.

Posted by Anne Corbin, Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia (Long and Foster - Lake Anna) 12 days ago

Anne Corbin, it might be a good time to try skiing and then enjoy a Golden Cadillac afterwords.  Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 12 days ago

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