The Golden Cadillac

By
Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) DRE# 00949880

     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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             eXp Realty of California, Inc

Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, e-Pro

Past Client Testimonials   

3412 Babson Drive

Elk Grove, CA 95758

RayRHenson@gmail.com

916-698-8415

 

 

Comments (37)

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

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

Jan 02, 2021 11:40 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

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!

Jan 02, 2021 02:52 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

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. 

Jan 02, 2021 05:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

             

Jan 02, 2021 06:45 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

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. 

Jan 03, 2021 06:37 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

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.

Jan 03, 2021 06:54 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

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!

Jan 03, 2021 10:42 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

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!

Jan 03, 2021 11:53 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

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!

Jan 04, 2021 05:47 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Apparently, I like it too much. Lol. Haven't had once since. 

Jan 04, 2021 06:13 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

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.  😊 

Jan 04, 2021 05:52 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

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. 

Jan 04, 2021 05:55 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

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

Jan 05, 2021 08:01 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

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

Jan 05, 2021 09:00 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

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

Jan 05, 2021 09:01 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

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

Jan 05, 2021 09:26 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

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:)))

Jan 05, 2021 09:50 PM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

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.

Jan 06, 2021 05:06 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

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! 😀

Jan 06, 2021 05:09 AM
Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

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

Jan 06, 2021 07:08 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

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.

Jan 06, 2021 11:52 AM