The swiss got it right with this 43.5% alcohol by volume schnapps known as Goldschläger. It’s not often you can find an alcohol with floating flakes and consider it a worthwhile drink.
If you collect all the gold flakes found in a bottle you might be able to net yourself USD $2.39, considering you purchased the bottle for more than that, don’t go gold mining a bottle of Goldschläger expecting to get more than a tenth of a gram of actual gold.
If you’ve found yourself with gold allergies when wearing jewelery beware that this alcoholic beverage contains real gold and can result in health issues (national institute of health). It is said the original recipe brought down its gold content to remove the chances of allergic reaction to the alcohol based beverage.
This Swiss Schnapps is actually a product of Italy but isn’t the only alcohol to suspend gold flakes in its contents. Danziger Goldwasser (“Gold Water of Danzig”) is a German beverage that works much the same way with a bottle which is a bit less fancy but has been around since 1598.
If you’ve never tried a cinnamon schnapps, you’ll find it has a crisp cinnamon taste with a very potent punch. It’s fairly smooth and the hot cinnamon impact reduces the chances you’ll notice the alcohol. It won’t have the same ‘cold’ taste you’ll get from a peppermint schnapps like that of Rumple Minze or Ice 101. I don’t find it as ‘hot’ tasting as a Fire 101 which, to me, tastes more like a fireball candy.
Goldschläger on a little ice is a great after dinner drink and has a certain style to it. Those that have never seen Goldschläger will be in awe that you’re drinking little flakes of gold, it will inspire great conversation.