It's been a while since we've had a cocktail made with Jagermeister. Talk to most people about Jagermeister and they will either make the Jagermeister face (picture someone sucking a lemon wedge) or tell you a long, detailed story about a night of Jagermeister shots that inevitably has the same ending as every other Jagermeister story you've ever heard. But Jagermeister does not deserve to be despised quite so intensely. It's actually a respectable liqueur that's made with 56 herbs and spices. Think of it more as a unique, complex mixer with strong licorice and anise flavors that has stood the test of time, surviving decades of fickle cocktail trends (yes bubble gum vodka- you will once be a distant memory). The key for a good Jagermeister cocktail, is balance.
Here are the 3 best Jagermeister cocktails that we love and would proudly serve even the most hesitant new-drink-trier. So get that dusty green bottle off the top shelf or chisel off the icicles from its freezer spot and make these three delicious drinks for yourself.
Cherry Picker 1.5 ounces Jagermeister ½ ounce fresh lime juice 3-4 ounces black cherry citrus soda* *a combo of black cherry and citrus soda will work just dandy too
Jager Citrus Shooter 1 ounce Jagermeister ¾ ounce fresh orange juice ½ ounce fresh lime juice ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
Jager Rager 1 ounce Jagermeister ½ ounce triple sec ½ ounce creme de cassis 1.5 ounces vodka