Gold Strike (drink)

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Gold Strike is a cinnamon liqueur containing gold snippets, produced by Lucas Bols. The company suggests it should be drunk as a shot, with the motto "Shake, Shoot and Strike".[1] It's a clear liquid that tastes like cinnamon candy.

Though the company website states the gold flakes are "24-carat",[2] some bottles indicate that the gold has various other levels of purity, such as 22 K[3] or 23.5 K.[4] The gold flakes present little health risk. A common urban legend about Gold Strike is that the gold flakes cut the throat or stomach upon ingestion, allowing the alcohol to directly enter the bloodstream for quicker intoxication.[5]

Other alcoholic beverages that contain gold are Goldschläger and Goldwasser.

It is one of many cinnamon-infused liquors on the market. See Fireball and discussion therein.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Lucas Bols". Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  2. ^ "About Lucas Bols". Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  3. ^ "Image of bottle showing 22 K gold". Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  4. ^ "Image of bottle showing 23.5 K gold". Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  5. ^ "Urban Legends Reference Pages: Gold in Goldschlager Rumor". 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2008-02-28.