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What are the gold flakes in Goldschlager liquor?

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The gold flakes in Goldschlager liquor are actual flakes of gold leaf. Edible gold leaf made from 22-carat, 23-carat or 24-carat gold and silver alloy is used in drinks and in confectionery applications, such as cake decorating. Gold is safe to ingest as long its alloys are pure.

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What are the gold flakes in Goldschlager liquor?
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Gold leaf is made by rolling bars made from gold and small amounts of silver into thin ribbons, then hammering the ribbons into very thin sheets in a process called beating. The sheets are placed between sheets of black paper and go through several beating steps until a super thin leaf is created.

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