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Gold in Harlem Recipe

Gold in Harlem
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: Under 5 mins | Active Time: | Makes: 1 drink

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.

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