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How to Make the Jägermeister Sour

One of the oldest cocktail recipes is the sour – a mixture of spirit, sugar and citrus. Now instead of rum or whiskey, try Jägermeister and see how that shakes it up!

Jagermeister Sour - Recipe

The whisk(e)y sour is one of my favorite recipes. I usually make it with bourbon, so I was reticent to try it with Jägermeister. I was so wrong. It works so well! Some people don’t like them because they have an egg white, but I don’t mind. You can always use aquafaba.

Mini-Lush Guide to Jägermeister

For those of you who might not be familiar with Jägermeister. check out my full Lush Guide to Jägermeister. It’s an herbal liqueur, made from 56 herbs and spice, fruits and roots. These include citrus peel, licorice, ginger and 53 others! Here are some other facts!

  • Curt Mast invented Jägermeister or “Master Hunter.”
  • The herbs and botanicals are ground, added to alcohol, sieved, and then left to store in oak barrels for a year.
  • Just to clear up an urban myth, there is no actual stag’s blood in Jägermeister.
  • It tastes bitter and sweet all at the same time.

What goes into a Jägermeister Sour?

Just the three spirits and an orange zest, plus ice!

  • Jägermeister
  • Lemon juice: Fresh ingredients are so important – so please, please, please use fresh lemon juice! I love this lemon squeezer which has holes on the bottom that fit right over the jigger, making it super easy to get the perfect amount of lemon.
  • Simple syrup: Simple syrup is the simplest way to add sweetness without spending a lot of time dissolving sugar granules. You can easily make it and store it for later use.
  • Egg white or Aquafaba: to give it that foam!
  • Orange Zest

Egg White vs Aquafaba

Aquafaba is name of the liquid that you can find when you open a can of chickpeas, so it’s totally vegan. This starchy water replicates the mouthfeel of the egg white in cocktails. The measurements are 2 tablespoons of Aquafaba for one egg white. 

What tools you need to make Jägermeister Sour

You’ll need a cocktail shaker for this one! Grab a jigger, a barspoon, and a rocks glass for this Jägermeister Sour recipe.

Before adding the ice cubes, close the shaker and shake it as hard as you can with just the gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg white (or aquafaba).  Shaking a cocktail with an egg white, at room temperature without the ice, makes it extra foamy, thus the Dry Shake!

Next fill the shaker with ice. Make sure your ice is fresh, since it can absorb the odors in your freezer. You don’t want your cocktail tasting like your leftovers!

  • 🍸Top Tip(le): It’s best if you put the Jägermeister to get it really cold beforehand.

Where to find more Sour recipes

You can find always find hot toddy recipes to try! Here are a few of my favorites:

 Plus more Jägermeister recipes here

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Where to find ingredients for Jägermeister cocktails

You can find all the ingredients at Spirits Kiosk (10% off the entire site by quoting this code: ALushLife10SK.) in the UK; or in the USA!

Here is the recipe!

Jägermeister Sour - Cocktail Recipe

Jägermeister Sour

The Jägermeister Sour is a cocktail typically made with Jägermeister, lemon juice, simple syrup, and often includes an egg white for a frothy texture. It offers a unique and flavorful twist on the classic sour cocktail.
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Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktails
Cuisine German
Servings 1
Calories 213 kcal


  • 40 ml Jägermeister
  • 25 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 25 ml Egg White
  • 15 ml Sugar Syrup
  • Garnish: Orange Zest


  • Add all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Shake, shake, shake
  • Strain into rocks glass


If you are in the USA, you can buy Jägermeister at Saucey.
If you are in the UK, you can buy Jägermeister at The Whisky Exchange!
If you want to try another Jägermeister cocktail, here’s the recipe for the Jägermeister Espresso Martini!


Calories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 3gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 58mgPotassium: 82mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Jägermeister, Jägermeister Sour
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