Archive of ‘Galliano’ category

Pisco Kid, pisco cocktail

The pomace brandy called Pisco — a distillate cooked off fermented grape stems, skins and seeds — from Peru and Chile is a growing favorite on the cocktail spirits list. There are a number of bars across the country focusing on Pisco, shaking and stirring it into customer delights. We’re adding our effort to the list […]


Show Me the Way, double cocktail

Tequila, in a cocktail, needs its sweet and tart companions to make it work. The Galliano steps in with the sweet, Aperol adds a touch of bitter and color, and grapefruit juice provides a citrus balance. While this drink is for two, the recipe can be multiplied for a large party gathered around bowls of […]


Yellow Card, World Cup cocktail

Here’s something for first time viewers of the World Cup soccer matches. A yellow card is held up by the referee when a player is cautioned for breaking the rules. The ref writes the player’s name and number in a small notebook. Well, ref, we don’t know if we should be cautioned, but you’re free […]


Other Side, sake cocktail

This cocktail is a send up of the three Axis Powers of World War II — Germany, Italy and Japan. There’s an austerity to this drink. Serve it icy and use an aperitif glass. No garnish! Other Side 1 ounce sake 1/2 ounce Galliano 1/2 Jägermeister 1/2 ounce grapefruit juice Pour all the ingredients in […]


Galliano Sour, aperitif cocktail

While the list of the herbs and spices used in making the effervescent-yellow liqueur Galliano is a deep secret, one ingredient that pops up when it is mixed with lemon juice is anise. It adds an refreshing taste to this aperitif. Galliano Sour 1 1/2 ounces Galliano 1 ounce fresh lemon juice Pour ingredients into […]


Hattie Wallbanger, revised cocktail

Yesterday we offered up the retro classic Harvey Wallbanger. When the drink first appeared in the 1950s gender equality wasn’t where is it today. Hattie’s version, swapping pineapple and rum for the orange juice vodka, should redress the gender issue. Hattie Wallbanger 1 1/2 ounces light rum 3 ounces pineapple juice 1/2 ounce Galliano Pour […]


Harvey Wallbanger, retro cocktail

Let us hark back to yesteryear, beyond the line dividing today from retro. We’re talking the 1950s in Los Angeles where a Galliano salesman is promoting a drink named for a Santa Monica surfer. The truth of all this is veiled in retro’s comforting mist. This cocktail classic did, however, rise to great popularity through […]


Brass Monkey, Galliano cocktail

There’s a lot going on in this tall drink: The rum masks in part the vodka; the orange juice provides a big citrus cushion; and the Galliano float offers a elusive flavor that brings it all together. Brass Monkey 4 ounces orange juice 1 ounce vodka 3/4 ounce light rum 1/4 teaspoon Galliano Pour the […]


Communicator, rum cocktail

What is it with the Italians and some of their liqueurs? Campari has a reddish color so bright it could be used as automobile stripe paint. And here’s Galliano, today’s modifier, with a brilliant yellow hue and a taste palate running from vanilla to anise, with more than 30 herbs and spices in between. Why […]


Fool Me, April cocktail

It’s April Fool’s Day, the annual occasion for the “I fooled you” game. Here’s a drink that might fit with today’s celebration. Ask your guests not to watch while you gather the bottles and glasses, or while you assemble the drinks. Then ask them to name the ingredients. Fool Me 1/2 ounce Galliano 1/2 ounce […]