Golden Shot
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Golden Shot
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.75 / 5
The Golden Shot is a bold and fiery cocktail that combines the robust warmth of overproof rum with the spicy, sweet notes of cinnamon schnapps. Served in a classic whisky ... more The Golden Shot is a bold and fiery cocktail that combines the robust warmth of overproof rum with the spicy, sweet notes of cinnamon schnapps. Served in a classic whisky glass, this concoction is an assertive blend that promises a potent flavour experience, drawing upon the intensity of the high-proof rum and the aromatic kick of the cinnamon spirit, creating a drink that's as memorable for its taste as it is for its punchy strength. The Golden Shot is typically enjoyed by those who appreciate a beverage with a vigorous character and a lingering spicy finish.
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Base ingredient
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Overproof rum
Alcohol content
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27.5% | 1.65 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Golden Shot

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a rocks glass pour the Goldschläger
Top with the 151 and serve


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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Golden Shot?

The Golden Shot is best served in a whisky glass, ideally chilled. Since it is not shaken or stirred, simply pouring the overproof rum and cinnamon schnapps directly into the glass over a few ice cubes will enhance its flavors and keep the drink cold.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Golden Shot if I don't have overproof rum or cinnamon schnapps?

If you don't have overproof rum, you can use a regular dark or spiced rum, although the alcohol content will be lower. For the cinnamon schnapps, if unavailable, consider using a cinnamon liqueur or even a few drops of cinnamon extract mixed with a neutral spirit like vodka to mimic the flavor.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Golden Shot compare to other classic cocktails?

The Golden Shot has an alcohol content of 27.5%, which is quite high compared to many classic cocktails. For example, a Margarita typically has an alcohol content around 13-15%, while a Manhattan is closer to 30%. This makes the Golden Shot a stronger option, suitable for sipping slowly.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Golden Shot?

Given its strong flavor and high alcohol content, the Golden Shot is perfect for small gatherings or after-dinner occasions where the goal is to savor the drink slowly. Its warming qualities from the cinnamon also make it ideal for cooler weather or holiday celebrations.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any popular customizations for the Golden Shot to suit individual tastes?

One popular customization is to adjust the ratio of overproof rum to cinnamon schnapps depending on your preference for sweetness or strength. Adding a dash of angostura bitters or garnishing with a cinnamon stick can also add depth to the flavor. For a sweeter version, a small amount of simple syrup or honey can be included.

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