Golden dream
IBA official cocktail
Base spirit
ServedStraight up: chilled, without ice
Standard drinkware
Cocktail glass
IBA specified
PreparationShake with cracked ice. Strain into glass and serve.
Commonly servedAfter dinner
NotesShould be quite fluffy
Golden dream recipe at International Bartenders Association

The golden dream is an IBA official cocktail made with Galliano and Cointreau. It is classed as an "after dinner" drink.[1]

The golden dream was popular during the 60s and 70s and originated at the Old King Bar in Miami, mixed by Raimundo Alvarez.[2]

The cocktail was dedicated to actress Joan Crawford and became quite popular at the end of the 1960s on the east coast of the United States.


  1. ^ "IBA Official Cocktails". International Bartenders Association. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  2. ^ Maynard, Nora (22 February 2008). "Straight Up: Golden Dream Cocktail for Oscar Night". Kitchn. Retrieved 29 November 2017.