No matter how you feel about Jägermeister, it’s here to stay! Say its name and most people will immediately think Jäger Bombs, but it is so much more than that. Not that there is anything wrong Jager Bombs, but its cocktail possibilities are limitless.
What is Jägermiester?
Jägermeister is an herbal liqueur, made from 56 herbs and spice, fruits and roots. These include citrus peel, liquorice, ginger and 53 others! All the ingredients are ground down into a dust and then added to water and alcohol.
Where was Jägermeister born?
We have the Mast family to thank for inventing Jägermeister. Wilhelm was a German vinegar manufacturer and, in 1934, his son Curt took over the business and invented the liqueur which he called Jägermeister or “Master Hunter.”
It was known to every German, but, in the 1980’s, a marketing genius in New York promoted it to the younger generation and made it the go-to party drink. Maybe its moniker appealed to freshmen, finally liberated from their parents’ house and free to roam collage campuses.
Is Jägermeister made with Stag’s Blood
Just to clear up an urban myth, there is no actual Stag’s Blood in Jagermeister. Here is the myth dispelled directly from the Jagermeister website: “For many years, Jägermeister was believed to contain stag’s blood – a myth that was especially popular in the US. To this day, Jägermeister is made according to the original secret recipe from 1934. Regarding the stag’s blood rumor, we can clear up the mystery: rather than stag’s blood, Jägermeister contains 56 natural ingredients such as herbs, blossoms and roots.”
How is Jägermeister made
The mixture is sieved and then left to store in barrels for a year. Then, when that year is over, it’s filtered and mixed with sweeteners, such as sugar and caramel. Then a bit more alcohol is added and it’s done!
How does Jägermeister taste
Jägermeister is not for the faint of heart. It has a strong, herbal flavor, with hints of spice and fruit.
- Color: Dark Brown
- Nose: Herbal, liquorice, menthol, caramel, fruit
- Taste: You get the herbs and spices right away and then the fruit and sweetness come through.
- Finish: The sweetness and subtle herbs and spices hang and reminder you your drinking Jägermiester
- Alcohol: 35% – 700ml
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Where you can buy Jägermeister
UK: You can find Jägermeister at Spirits Kiosk. (don’t forget to use ALushLife10SK to get 10% off! – it’s only for my readers and good on anything in their shop!
USA: You can find Jägermeister at Drizly.
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