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Bottle of Goldschläger Cinnamon Schnapps sitting on a wooden table

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About Goldschläger

Goldschläger is a unique Cinnamon Schnapps first created in Switzerland. Currently, the brand is owned by Sazerac, and production takes place in Italy.

The name of the product was inspired by the profession of “gold beating”. Goldschlägers or “gold beaters” would create sheets of gold leaf by hammering the gold into a thin layer.

To go with this theme, each bottle of Goldschläger contains small flecks of real gold, which are in fact edible. 

Bottle Specs

❖  ABV: 43.5%

❖ Distillery: Undisclosed (Italy)

❖ Aging: N/A

❖ Price Point: low price

Tasting Notes


❖ Cinnamon

My Tasting notes

The nose notes of this cinnamon schnapps were very airy. There was a light cinnamon aroma, but the main thing I noticed was the clean, fresh air wafting up.

My first sip was sweet in the beginning, with a burst of strong cinnamon shortly following. With each sip, the spicy bite in the mouthfeel accumulated. I found this to be surprisingly pleasant.


For my cocktail, I wanted to create a fun drink that breaks all the rules! Sometimes, it’s okay to be a little rough around the edges – and who understands this better than a goldschläger fan? This drink is unstirred, unshaken, and may even result in sudden bursts of chocolate flavor when you least expect it. It’s a bit like life, and boy is it tasty! 

Yield: 1 drink

We'll Never Be Royals

We'll Never Be Royals

recipe by Emmeline


  • 1 oz goldschläger cinnamon schnapps
  • 2 oz cacao liqueur
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • dash of cacao powder, to taste


  1. About 10 minutes before making this drink, place your bottles of schnapps and liqueur in the refrigerator to chill slightly.
  2. Remove bottles from the fridge.
  3. In a small glass, add the goldschläger, cacao liqueur, and orange bitters one by one.
  4. Slowly sprinkle the cacao powder over the top of the mixture (don't worry about any clumps or uneven spots, as the goal is to make it look "muddy")
  5. Enjoy!

Inside a cocktail, goldschläger performed about as well as expected. The cinnamon notes were strong, but supported the chocolate notes nicely and were pretty smooth.

Bottom Line


Overall, I was happy with my experience trying Goldschläger Cinnamon Schnapps. Although the quality is nothing special, it’s straightforward and affordable, so no one could ever complain about the value. It offers a consistent, albeit artificial, flavor that is pleasant, sweet, and useful.

I found the gold leaf gimmick to be a lot of fun, although I did find the process of making a cocktail with it to be a bit tricky. I really wanted at least a couple pieces of gold leaf in my drink for visual effect, however, the physics of the bottle design make it almost impossible – unless you’re planning to serve half the bottle in one sitting. You need the momentum of a strong pour to get even a single piece of gold leaf out. The effort of pouring into a measuring cup and then fishing the gold out with large tweezers was barely worth it. But hey – I tried it so you don’t have to.

I do recommend that folks pick up a bottle of Goldschläger at least once in their lives. It’s a fun experience, and not a huge commitment price-wise. However, I think once was enough for me.

As always, drink responsibly.

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