Goldschläger is a Swiss cinnamon schnapps (43.5% alcohol by volume or 87 proof) with very thin flakes of gold in it. The gold flakes in Goldschläger liquor are actual flakes of edible gold leaf. Gold leaf is created by flattening or “beating” real gold bars into incredibly thin sheets.
BONUS FACT: Urban legend has it that the gold flakes in Goldschläger are intended to increase alcohol absorption by creating tiny cuts in the throat and stomach of the consumer, thus speeding up the process of getting tanked. This is not true as the flakes are soft and not sharp at all.