Gold in Harlem


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Gold in Harlem

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Ingredients (4)

  • 1/2 ounce Goldschläger cinnamon schnapps
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 ounces chilled brut sparkling wine
  • 1 to 2 dashes angostura bitters


The lead character in the 2010 Oscar-nominated film Precious, Claireece Jones, fantasizes about a glamorous life filled with hot clothes, hot boys, and a lot of cold, hard cash to escape her bitter Harlem reality. This cocktail, a little bubbly with a dose of gold flakes, offers a taste of the good life.

What to buy: Goldschläger cinnamon schnapps is a clear schnapps with thin gold-leaf flakes floating in it. It can be purchased at many large liquor stores.

This recipe was featured as part of our Best Picture Cocktails story.


Pour schnapps and lemon juice into a coupe glass, then top with sparkling wine and bitters.
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