Colonel Zodiac cocktail


  • 1 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz butterscotch schnapps
  • 1/4 oz cinnamon schnapps (I used Goldschlager)

Pour into an ice-filled old fashioned glass and stir. 

If you use Fireball you have my permission to call it an XL5.

Cinnamon Heart cocktail


1 oz vodka
3/4 oz Goldschläger (can substitute other cinnamon schnapps but I like the gold flecks)
1/4 oz raspberry syrup
Splash of Peychauds bitters

Shake well over ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Note: Goldschläger will NOT make your skin fall off. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Polar Vortex cocktail


My friend Cathy of Life with More Cowbell challenged me to make a Polar Vortex cocktail. I immediately pictured a snowy swirling drink. Gold flakes swirling in snow! Goldschläger! But of course you can’t actually SEE the gold flakes swirling. But you can taste the lovely cinnamon, which is almost as good.

2 oz melted vanilla ice cream
1 1/2 oz vodka (I thought of buying Polar Ice, but I had vodka in the freezer already)
Shake together over ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Float 1/4 oz of Goldschläger on top.