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All That Glitters is Gold
Member Name: mikeb2102
Advantages: Gold leaf, cinnamon flavour, so much you can do with it
Disadvantages: Don't drink too much, can cause bad heartburn
I first discovered Goldschlager when I worked in a cocktail bar back in the mid 1990's. I loved the novelty idea of it having flakes of gold floating about in it and it was an instant hit with my friends and I. I am also a big lover of cinnamon and to have a drink with two of my favourite things; cinnamon and gold, it was like all my Christmas' had come at once. A few months ago I decided to have a massive blow out in the house and ordered a lot of drink online, I ordered Jagermeister, Baileys, a load of becks, Vodka and finally, Goldshlager.
==What is it?==
Goldshlager is a clear cinnamon schnapps, the selling point, being the flakes of gold leaf floating about in it. The gold is so fine that it isn't worth that much in monetary terms, so I wouldn't bother getting the sieve out. The schnapps has an abv of 43.5% or 87 proof. Goldschlager comes under the Diageo brand and is produced in Italy, although it was first produced in Switzerland, hence the German name, translated means gold beater. The bottle seems to be shaped like a bell(I think that's the best way to describe the shape of it) and it is quite heavy, even when empty. The name emblazoned on the bottom half of the bottle and the words "Real Gold Flakes" stamped onto it(it's not really stamped it just gives you the effect that it is). Above the name of the drink is a gold seal, it's not actually gold, more plastic with a gold colour to it. Shaking the bottle gives it that snow globe feel when you see all the flakes of gold floating about.
Goldschlager comes in a 70cl bottle and you can purchase this at most off licenses, I have noticed it is hard to come by, however, and sometimes you are better off buying it online like I did. I purchased my bottle from www.thedrinkshop.com and I paid £24.95, not expensive but not cheap either.
I really enjoyed the cinnamon drink, the downside to drinking it in a heavy session was the horrendous heartburn I suffered from during the night, so it's probably best not to drink a lot of the stuff. Overall this drink is fantastic and the gold leafs are certainly a talking point to people who hadn't seen or tried the drink before. This drink tastes lovely when a shot is dropped into a glass of Monster to make a Glitterbomb, a nice change from a Jagerbomb or you can mix Jagermeister and Goldschlager together, I can't remember what that's called but down the hatch it went anyway. I find this drink to be a nice warming winter drink, it would certainly not be out of place next to a bottle of baileys on a cold winters night.
Summary: Nice warming cinnamon schnapps with flakes of gold
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