If you've had Goldschläger before, chances are you either love it or hate it. It's a highly polarizing drink for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the gold flakes clearly floating around in the cinnamon-flavored schnapps. Nonetheless, a surprisingly small number of people actually know about Goldschläger history.
The thing is, while brands like Jack Daniels and even Grey Goose have a heritage they're proud of, Goldschläger doesn't. The brand has been passed around from company to company and manufactured in a number of different places. How it's survived this long is anyone's guess.
Unlike many brands whose manufacturers release all kinds of statistics, the current owners of Goldschläger seem content to keep the mystery alive, for better or for worse. Its alluring gold flakes have inspired all kinds of wild theories. When it comes to supposed facts about Goldschläger, it can be hard to separate what's true from what's made up. Luckily, this list provides more than a few verifiable Goldschläger schnapps facts, so next time you take a swig of the golden drink, you'll know what's in store.
Rest assured that you will be imbibing 24 karat gold when drinking Goldschläger.
Nowadays, the gold in Goldschläger is there just for show. However, back when gold was first being put into Goldschläger and its predecessors, alchemy was quite popular.
At the time, some people thought that gold had special healing capabilities. They believed it could aid in the treatment of different diseases and illnesses.
The clear alcohol helps to magnify the individual flakes, but on average, there are only about .01 grams per bottle.
That comes out to around $4.00 worth of gold per bottle, depending on the constantly fluctuating price of the metal.