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Things You Didn't Know About Goldschläger 

Jordan Love
Updated March 30, 2020 2.8k votes 723 voters 85k views 15 items

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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.

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The Gold In Goldschläger Is 24 Karat

Rest assured that you will be imbibing 24 karat gold when drinking Goldschläger.

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The Gold Was Once Thought To Be Medicinal

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.

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There's Only About .01 Grams of Gold in Goldschläger

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. 

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Goldschläger Used to Have More Alcohol in It

In its current iteration, Goldschläger is 40-43.5% alcohol. That's a bit more than some spirits out there but nowhere near as much as it once was.

At one point, Goldschläger was 107 proof, or 53.5% alcohol.

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