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.
- Yield: 1 drink
- Difficulty: Easy
- Total: Under 5 mins
- Active: Under 5 mins
- 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
Pour schnapps and lemon juice into a coupe glass, then top with sparkling wine and bitters.