Mike is not a drinker at all, but every once in a while he gets in a mood for a good refreshing drink to cap off the day. He does not like beer, and his all time favorite liquor – is Jägermeister. In fact, he even has one of the full size Jägermeister tap dispensers from his bachelor days of house parties. So last month when I received an email with a new cocktail from Jägermeister I knew I had to check it out. I have always just gone for the standard “JägerBomb” so I was interested in tasting something different.
So the name of the cocktail kinda threw me off – it sounded like something Harry Potter-esque – but do not let that throw you off. (Unless of course you are a HP fan, in which case let it attract you – whatever.) This is a super simple cocktail with a LOT of flavor. The bitterness of the Jägermeister paired with the sweetness of the marmalade is like a flavor explosion. I have to admit – I had no idea what measurement a “barspoon” was – so I went with tablespoon over teaspoon because… well it sounded better.
.5oz Fresh Lemon Juice
.5oz Black Tea
1 barspoon Maple Syrup
1 barspoon Orange Marmalade
Orange Peel to garnish
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and give it a few good shakes. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with orange peel.
Mike and I both really liked it. It was a refreshing drink but still had that signature Jägermeister flavor we all know and love. It was the perfect cocktail to sip on the back porch while grilling out after a day of working out in the yard. You can pick up Jägermeister at your favorite liquor store.
Jägermeister, the favorite shot of millions, is an iconic and legendary German tradition with a rich and mysterious heritage of craftsmanship. Jägermeister’s name and trademark derive from the legend of the Patron saint of hunters, St. Hubertus. As legend has it, while on a hunt, the wild and unrestrained hunter Hubert was moved to devote his life to good work after he was confronted by a white deer carrying an illuminated cross between his antlers. It is this story that inspired the prominence of the stag inJägermeister trademark and poem around the label, which was trademarked in 1935.
Disclosure: I received a bottle of Jägermeister for the purpose of this review.