Make your summer cocktail with Jägermeister this time! Grapefruit goes so well with the woodsy notes of Jägermeister, so try it for a change!
We actually have the Germans to thank for the spritz, aka spritzen (to spray)! In the 19th C, the Austro-Hungarian troops arrived in the Veneto and immediately began ordering Italian wine, as one does. The urban myth is that this wine was a tad stronger than they were used to, so they spritzed a bit of water in. Thus, the Spritz cocktail as we know it was born! Most add Aperol, Campari, or Select to a traditional spritz, not Jägermeister. Time to try it as it is just as refreshing!
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 Spritz?
Making a Spritz with Jägermeister is a fabulous idea. The liqueur adds so much depth to it and brings along a sweetness from the honey as well as fruitiness. You’ll want make sure you drink just one, as it is super more-ish!
- Fresh Lemon Juice
- Vanilla Sugar Syrup
- Grapefruit Tonic
- Grapefruit zest
What tools you need to make Jägermeister Spritz
- 🍸Top Tip(le): It’s best if you put the Jägermeister to get it really cold beforehand.
Where to find more Spritz recipes
You can find always find loads of Spritzes to try! Here are a few of my favorites:
- How to Make a Venetian Aperol Spritz
- How to Make the Gordon’s Pink Gin Spritz
- How to Make the Jägermeister Spritz
- How to Make the Stambecco Spritz
- How to Make the Italicus Spritz
- How to Make the Pampelle Spritz
Plus more Jägermeister recipes here
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Where to find ingredients for Jägermeister cocktails
Here is the recipe!
- 35 ml Jägermeister
- 25 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
- 12.5 ml Vanilla Sugar Syrup
- Top with Grapefruit Tonic
- Garnish: Grapefruit zest
- Add Jägermeister, Lemon Juice, and Vanilla Sugar Syrup to a highball glass filled with ice
- Top with Grapefruit Tonic
- Garnish with the Grapefruit zest
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