Home Cocktails 13 Shimmering Gold Cocktails to Dazzle Your Guests

13 Shimmering Gold Cocktails to Dazzle Your Guests

These shimmering gold cocktails will bring a touch of elegance and razzle dazzle to your next party.

They’re bright, ritzy, and full of flair.

Some are sweet, some are sour, and some are a little dry. But they’re all insanely good!

13 Shimmering Gold Cocktails to Dazzle Your Guests featuring a Gold Margarita with salted rim and lime wheel.
Enter your email below & we'll send it straight to your inbox.

Another thing they have in common? They’re all beautifully golden.

These glitzy libations are lavish and indulgent. And they’re the perfect way to bring a little luxury to your life. 

If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry. I’ve compiled a list of 13 of my all-time favorite gold cocktails for you to try. 

Source: Theflavorbender.com

1. Gold Shimmery Champagne Cocktail

This shimmery drink combines your favorite Champagne and an elderflower liqueur base. 

It gets an extra boozy kick from the vodka and has a delightfully floral taste.

The gold “shimmer” comes from edible gold glitter (luster dust). 

It’s a swirling, magical concoction that looks like liquid gold. If King Midas were a cocktail drinker, he’d choose this every day. 

Tangerine Daisy Cocktail
Source: shekeepsalovelyhome.com

2. Tangerine Daisy Cocktail

As pretty as this drink is, I think the garnish steals the show.

It’s super simple, but so effective! Of course, the drink will be just as tasty without it.

It’s like a hot toddy, only it’s cold. Perfect for winter days when you need soothing without the heat.

Pot O’ Gold Cocktail
Source: jojotastic.com

3. Pot O’ Gold Cocktail

The recipe above calls for tangerine juice and orange liqueur. But this one is much more familiar.

You’ll need Irish Whiskey, lemon-ginger syrup, and honey.

Enter your email below & we'll send it straight to your inbox.

It’s sweetly sour with wonderful warmth and spice from the ginger.

Add gold leaf to the glass and it’s ready to serve.

Source: Cookingwithcurls.com

4. Gold Royale Cocktail

I’ve never met the man, but I think James Bond would appreciate this drink. It’s definitely a cocktail worthy of the ‘Royale’ designation. 

It has a sweet, cinnamon-spiced flavor and flecks of real gold for extra decadence.

Plus, you’ll sugar the rim with edible gold sugar to make it even more impressive!

Source: Halfbakedharvest.com

5. The Golden Snitch Cocktail

Harry Potter lovers, unite! The Golden Snitch cocktail is 100% the drink for you – whether you like the taste or not.

(Fortunately, it actually tastes pretty good.) 

It’s a shiny golden drink that’s perfect for autumn. It features a base of apple cider, plenty of fall spices, and a belly-warming combo of St. Germain and whiskey. 

With its sugary rim and golden hue, it truly does look like something from the Wizarding World.

Source: Dishesdelish.com

6. Airmail Cocktail

I have no idea how this cocktail got its name, but I enjoy it nonetheless. It’s a perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors and is totally refreshing. 

It’s a relatively mild drink, too. The gold rum blends seamlessly with the other ingredients, so you’ll barely taste any alcohol.

It’s really more refreshing than anything else. 

(Side note: If you know how the drink got its name, please let me know! I’m dying to find out.) 

Source: pineappleandcoconut.com

7. New Year’s Golden Tiki Cocktail ( Gold Rum Lychee Champagne Cocktail)

In case you haven’t noticed, these gold cocktails are kind of fancy-looking. That makes them perfect as New Year’s Eve drinks!

And this one is no exception!

Between the gold rim and bubbly drink, it’s just what you need on a chilly December night.

That said, it’s so easy to make and so delicious, you’ll want to serve it at every party this year.

Source: Howsweeteats.com

8. Spiced Orange Spritzer

The Spiced Orange Spritzer is an interesting drink.

It’s a little like the offspring of an Aperol Spritz and a common Mimosa. 

It’s overflowing with citrusy, zesty, and zingy flavor. But it’s also a tiny bit sweet and gently spiced.

In short, it’s a drink that has a lot going on. 

As long as you appreciate orange-flavored drinks, you’ll love it. Give it a try for brunch or a lazy weekend breakfast. 

The Gold Rush Cocktail

9. The Gold Rush Cocktail

The Gold Rush cocktail has been around since the late 70s or early 80s.

It’s a simple, bittersweet drink with honey, bourbon, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. 

It has an invigorating, almost medicinal flavor. So it’s perfect for those who don’t like overly sweet drinks. 

And don’t worry, the amber-colored liquid looks more golden when the light hits it. 

Source: Magnoliadays.com

10. Liquid Gold Cocktail

Let’s turn the tables a bit and look at a hot cocktail for a change.

Most of the drinks on this list are best served cold. But this one is a hot and delicious mulled beverage.

Like most mulled drinks, it takes a bit of time to make. It’s worth the effort in the end, though.

It’s full of robust flavors like pineapple, allspice, cinnamon, and more. 

And the gorgeous pineapple garnish on top is about more than just looks. It tastes almost as good as the drink itself! 

Source: Shekeepsalovelyhome.com

11. Sparkling Pear and Ginger Cocktail

Everything about this drink is elegant. The way it looks, the way it tastes, even its cute little bubbles.

It’s the kind of drink that’s perfect for special occasions like weddings or anniversaries. 

It’s fruity, floral, and somewhat delicate. But don’t let that stop you from trying it. Every sip is like a zingy taste of Heaven on your tongue. 

Poisoned Apple Cocktail
Source: homefrontcooking.com

12. Poisoned Apple Cocktail

If you need something fall-inspired, try this!

Despite the name, it’s as sweet as can be. The apple flavor is front and center. And it’s complemented beautifully by the spiced rum.

Again, you’ll use edible gold dust to get the shimmer. It’s such an easy way to add sparkle to a drink, don’t you think?

Golden Irish Mule 
Source: lovelyindeed.com

13. Golden Irish Mule 

If you’re a fan of the Moscow Mule or Dark and Stormy, chances are you’ll enjoy the Irish Mule, too.

It’s a bubbly and warm blend of Irish whiskey and ginger beer. And there’s just enough lime to cut through the bold flavors.

And the gold? That’s the fun part! You’ll make ice cubes and add gold flecks before they freeze.

How fun is that?

13 Shimmering Gold Cocktails

Course: DrinksCuisine: American


Prep time





These shimmering gold cocktails will bring a touch of elegance and razzle dazzle to your next party. From sweet to sour, they’re all insanely good!


  • 2 oz gold tequila (Añejo or Reposado)

  • 1 oz Cointreau or Grand Marnier

  • 1 oz fresh lime juice

  • 1/2 oz agave nectar

  • 1 pinch edible gold luster dust

  • ice

  • lime wedge and salt, for the rim


  • Fill a cocktail glass with ice and water. Set aside.
  • Half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, agave, and luster dust.
  • Shake for 20-30 seconds.
  • Discard the ice water from the glass. Run the lime wedge around the rim and dip it in a small plate with salt. Fill the glass with fresh ice.
  • Strain the drink into the glass and serve with a lime wheel.


  • Add edible gold flecks to the rim for an even fancier presentation.
13 Shimmering Gold Cocktails to Dazzle Your Guests

Did you like the recipe?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 5 / 5. Vote count: 1

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.


Share on social media:

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?

author avatar
NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

Leave a Comment