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!
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!
- 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
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:
- How to Make a Whisky Sour
- How to Make the Gin Sour
- How to Make the Cherry Vodka Sour
- How to Make the Vodka Sour
- How to Make the Starward Left-Field New York Sour
- How to Make a Pisco Sour
Plus more Jägermeister recipes here
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Where to find ingredients for Jägermeister cocktails
Here is the recipe!
- 40ml Jägermeister
- 25ml Fresh Lemon Juice
- 25ml Egg White
- 15ml Sugar Syrup
- Garnish: Orange Zest
- Add all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
- Shake, shake, shake
- Strain into rocks glass
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