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Having just returned from a holiday in Magaluff I had plenty of opportunities to sample Jagermeister. I had actually never had a Jagermeister or the more popular JagerBomb before this holiday which everyone who I was with thought was incredible. I am not a massive shot drinker when I go out and if I do I tend to sample the 'softer' shots.
Jagermeister is a German liqueur that is 35 % ABV which has become Germany's most famous drink export. It was first made in 1935 and is made up of herbs and spices which you can smell immediately when a glass of this is near to you. The drink uses 56 different herbs, roots, fruits and spices to make up its unique taste.
The bottle of Jagermeister is very distinguishable and you often see large Jagermeister machines in bars and clubs due to its ever growing popularity and also the fact that it is recommended to be served at -18 degrees Celsius for optimum flavour. The bottle is typically 70 cl size and is made of a thick dark green glass. The bottle is etched with Jager branding down each side and is a rectangular shape. The label has the Jagermeister name in bright orange and gold and the emblem is a glowing cross in the middle of a stag's horns, which represents two Christian patron saints of hunters.
The Jagermeister drink itself is a dark brown colour when poured; I had at first expected it to be green! It is quite thick and glutinous like a liqueur should be; I prefer these types of shots to white spirits personally. The smell is very strong and medicinal with the herbs and spices coming through strongly too. You can smell the saffron, liquorice and ginger coming from the glass. It isn't an unpleasant smell but is quite clinical and medicinal smelling.
You can drink this as a shot on its own, or as I have tried it, as a Jagerbomb. A Jagerbomb consists of about 150 ml of Red Bull in a glass with a shot glass of Jagermeister dropped in and then all of this is downed in one go. It is a popular drink on a night out and really keeps you awake! Whilst I was on my holidays I had a couple of these but preferred to pour the Jagermeister into the red bull glass and drink it a bit slower. As a single shot the Jagerbomb is quite a lot to take in!
Overall I liked the taste of the Jagerbomb and Jagermeister, it is nice and spicy and smooth to drink. I would only ever have one or two of these as it is a strong 35 % and doesn't taste it like a clear spirit does. It has quite a sharp aftertaste that lines your mouth but in some ways is quite refreshing with all the herbs and spices in it. A bottle of this retails for around £15 in liquor stores and supermarkets and is a great party drink in my opinion or perfect if you're out for a long night!
Like many people, I was first introduced to Jagermeister as a student. A herbal liqueur origination from Germany, Jagermeister has something of an undesireable reputation, thanks in large part to the popular union bar staple, the Jager-bomb. However, a small measure of Jagermeister, preferably served ice cold or even over ice, makes for quite a pleasant tasting spirit, with a distinctive, smooth flavor and a pleasantly warming sensation that will fill your chest for a good few minutes. I have also found it can be used to enhance the taste of drinking chocolate and several chocolate-related dishes, although one should only use a very tiny amount for this. Otherwise, the strong taste of the jagermeister will begin to overpower all other flavors. Make no mistake; this is not a spirit for mixing like rum or vodka. Jagermeister is best enjoyed by itself in small measures, but it is certainly one of the nicer spirits I have had the pleasure of drinking, once this is understood.
Jagermeister is an alcoholic drink available in 70cl bottles and is 30% alcohol. The bottle is green with a distinctive orange label sporting a stags head, which I think is a little unattractive. Jagermeister is classed as a liqueur and has been produced in Germany since around 1935. Made from a mixture of herbs Jeigermeiser is said to originally have been sold fro medicinal purposes similar to tonic wine.
My first and last experience of Jagermeister was at party last year. I was given a Jager bomb, which is simply a shot of Jagermeister dropped in a glass of red bull which should be knocked back in one. I had already had a few refreshments and knocked back my Jagerbomb without hesitation, all I tasted was the red bull with a slight aftertaste of liquorice. Feeling brave I then tried a straight shot of Jagermeister, this I did not like. It tasted like a combination of toothpaste, cough medicine and licorice only not that nice, an experience not to be repeated.
The drink is widely available in supermarkets and local stores and costs on average around £15 per bottle. It's stocked in my local Tesco and Coop for around this price. It is also widely available in pubs and clubs at around £3 a shot and more commonly around £5 as a Jager bomb
I have been told the drink is sometimes used as a digestif after meals but I think it would make my dinner come back up. I know someone also who uses it in a cocktail with Blue Curacao and Cranberry juice and swear it tastes yum, I have refused to taste.
Call me old fashioned but I think I will stick with the sambuca
My Husband first started drinking Jagermeister on nights out in town; he would have a Jager and Red Bull to boost his energy. I first tried Jagermeister a couple of months ago, despite regularly having a bottle in the house; I can't say I was all that impressed.
Jagermeister is an herbal liqueur; it is supposed to be enjoyed as a digestif (after meal to aid digestion) and a cough remedy. Not walloped down the neck in great quantities on a night out.
The Jagermeister bottle is a dark green in colour (poison bottle?) and rectangular in shape, on the front of the bottle is a stag and a cross, Jagermeister translates as hunting master. Jagermeister is best served very chilled and mixes well with energy drinks.
Jagermeister is a dark golden brown in colour, it looks like runny treacle. It smells very herbal and medicinal a bit like Dandelion and Burdock; this is down to the fact that it is a combination of 56 herbs, roots and spices. The taste of Jagermeister is quite sweet and reminds me of a cough medicine my parents used to give me as a child (maybe they fed me this, who knows??) I can taste liquorice very strongly and a hint of aniseed, on its own it is not something I enjoy.
I have also had this mixed with an energy drink; the combination of the Jagermeister and Red Bull is quite an unusual one and is quite more-ish in a strange way. I did not enjoy drinking it but was strangely happy to have a second one.
Jagermeister is 35% alcohol by volume, so is fairly potent. The combination of strong alcohol and energy drink has fuelled many a night out and restless bed time.
I personally am not a fan of Jagermeister but my husband tells me that it mixes well with most fizzy pops and produces interesting and tasty results.
Jagermeister can be found in most supermarkets, off licenses and online retailers and costs around £15 for a 70cl bottle. Many recipes for cocktails can be found online, although Jagermeister is not a drink I currently enjoy I would not be averse to trying a few cocktails with it in.
In conclusion, I am unsure about Jagermeister but it seems to be a drink enjoyed by many and continues to be very popular.
Thank you for reading.
I don't drink that often, but when I do I like to make the most of it. I was first introduced to this liqueur when I saw some people in a local bar drinking from what looked like a test tube. I was intrigued so I asked the bartender for one of those "test tubey thingys"(She knew what I meant) & without hesitation I downed it in one! The first thing I noticed was the fuzzy warm feeling it gave me, followed by a cough mixture taste. I asked the barmaid to tell me a little more about the drink that I had just recklessly threw down my throat and she told me about Jagerbombs (shot of Jagermeister dropped into a glass of Red Bull). Being a lover of Red Bull, I had to try one of these, and I have to say, I was not disappointed. The cough mixture flavour mixed really well with the Red Bull, so much so that you could barely taste it, that was it, I was hooked from there.
== Product ==
Even though Jagermeister seems to be a relatively new drink of choice, it first came onto the market in 1935 and back then wasn't something you would knock back in one go (unless you were using it as a cough remedy, which was one of it's initial uses), it was mainly developed as an digestif (a drink served after a meal to aid digestion).
Jagermeister is 70-proof(35% abv) and it is made with 56 herbs and spices, such as; licorice, ginseng, juniper berries, saffron, star anise, poppy seeds, cinnamon bark, cloves and ginger roots. The ingredients are ground and steeped in alcohol and water for 2-3 days, filtered then stored in oak barrels for one year. The mixture is filtered again and caramel, sugar, alcohol and water are added to it before filtering
one last time and bottled.
In 2010 the U.K became the drinks third largest market behind Germany and the U.S. Incidentally Jagermeister is the bestselling imported liqueur in the U.S.
== Packaging ==
The liqueur is brown in colour, although it comes in a distinctive green bottle ranging in sizes of miniature to a 1.75 L bottle, ranging in cost from £2 to £35.00. The label features a picture of a head of a reindeer with a glowing cross in between its antlers in reference to the patron saints of hunters in Germany. There is also a poem written in German, composed by a renowned hunter and ornithologist on the label. The name Jagermeister its self is an actual title in Germany, and translated it means Hunting Master, an English meaning would probably be Gamekeeper.
There are so many different cocktails you can make with Jagermeister, with the most popular being the Jagerbomb. I like to replace the Red Bull in my Jagerbomb with Monster and it once again mixes really well and has a nice taste, not something to be downed, but rather drank through a straw. In my opinion this drink should be drunk either at the start of the evening or half way through. Since discovering Jagermeister, whenever I am going out with friends we usually make a jug up of Jager and Monster, to drink before we go out, then by the time we leave, we already have that tipsy warm feeling (it is also considerably cheaper drinking it in the house than drinking in a pub or a club). It is a very sociable drink when mixed with an energy drink, so I wouldn't recommend drinking this alone.
I always asociate Jagermeister with snowboarding and have consumed a fair amount. It is drunk as a shot or with a mixer.
Jagermeister is a german drink and the name means 'hunt master' in german. To me it is synonamous with snowboarding and is heavily available in european ski resorts. I find they also sponsor a lot of heavy metal concerts, including having a stage at Sonisphere festival under their name. With this sponsorship and with the 'metal' jager girls often found hanging around with heavy metal bands such as slayer, Jager has become 'the' shot to do if you like a bit of metal.
The best description I can provide of the taste is 'herby'. It contains citrus peel, licorice, anise, poppy seeds, saffron, ginger, juniper berries and ginseng but I would not say it is easy to distinguish any of these in particular. Being only 35% alcohol compared with 40% of most other spirits (UK strength) it is not as harsh a taste and is easy to drink.
---How is it available---
Jager is sold in a distinctive green square bottle which is easy to spot. It should be served ice cold so can usually be spotted in the fridge at a bar or club (that is serving it properly).
It is sold in a range of sizes including 50ml bottles (1-2 shots), 70cl bottles and large 1L bottles.
---How to drink it----
Jagermeister can be drunk in many ways including as a shot, with red bull a long drink, with coke as a cheaper substitute than red bull, as a apperetif to be sipped or as a 'jager bomb' where a shot glass is submerged in a glass of red bull and the whole thing is downed as a shot. There are also endless other cocktails or mixers than be used too. Jager tea is also found in ski resorts where the jager is served hot as a tea. In my opinion jager tea is pretty horrible and gets worse as it cools down.
Personally I like it as a shot as I find it easier to drink than sambuca or tequila. It's also good in a jagerbomb (also called a speedball due to the mix of an upper and downer) but I find too much redbull in a night sends me a bit crazy.
The price of jager is similar to other spirits such as sambuca and tequila. It very much depends on the shop but I would expect to get a one litre bottle for around £20. I haven't seen the 50ml bottles in the UK, but in Austria and france they can be found for down to 1 euro a bottle.
In a bar or club (in the UK) expect to pay a similar amount to other shots. This can be between £2 and £3.50 in London.
I love this drink, but it is definitley an aquired taste. In summary, it's unusual...so try it and see what you think.
Jägermeister - where to begin? My memories of this drink are of... let me think, they're of... my memories of this drink bring back times of... nights of... a taste that's...?? Wait, I've definitely had this spirit at some point, I'm almost certain of the fact. But you see, what people find difficult about Jägermeister, is being able to pinpoint in their minds the exact moments in time when they've actually taken a sip of the stuff. For reasons unknown, this particular fruity concoction of high alcoholic content has an infamous, notorious, flamboyant background of unending abuse. People don't seem to be able to take a gulp without taking several more, and then mixing the stuff with other highly potent liquids - most commonly, energy drink - and finishing off the night in a state of bewildering disorientation and potentially damaging forgetfulness.
Fortunately however, I have had an experience or two with Jägermeister, neat over ice, neat as a shot, and as a Jäger-bomb, that I can remember in sober-high-definition. I must be one of the only people in the country, maybe even the world to have accomplished this. For that I am very proud.
The spirit's name means 'Hunt Master' in German (the place of its origin), and it comes in bottles which range in size: from tiny 2 cl gift-sized bottles, to thumping great 1 litre bottles. The most common size I have come across is the 70 cl bottle which contains enough alcohol for 2 -3 people to get very drunk off. The liquid is 35% alcohol, and the rest is made from 56 separate ingredients (many of which remain secret), including Orange peel, ginger and cinnamon - although nearly all the rest remain a mystery, we can safely say, after close analysis, that the drink is made from a great list of herbs and spices (helping to give it its unusual taste).
The taste is unlike any other spirit on the market - and that includes Jägermeister substitutes / cheap versions - it's not a vodka, a whiskey, a gin. Rum is the closest genre of alcohol it falls into. It has a sharp and bitter taste which pulsates your taste-buds a great mixture of fruits used in its creation. Quite tangy, the taste is sent to the mind of the consumer through equality of taste and smell. The smell is just as strong as the taste, enough to shave skin from nostril! Cinnamon is perhaps the most dominant aroma, but it's the compound of different ingredients (macerated for 5-months in alcohol and water) that strikes deepest. It is so difficult to pinpoint individual ingredients in the taste and smell, because they are so plentiful.
If I were you, I'd go easy on the Jägermeister in clubs and bars. Jäger-bombs give the consumer a buzz, keeping them up all night in a drunken-hype which can't be good for the heart or head. Shots strip the alcohol through the bodily system at lightening speed, bringing on the symptoms of drunkenness very quickly. If you want to enjoy the drink, enjoy it as a Digestif as it was original intended. A Digestif is a spirit usually consumed after a meal in small quantities to help the digestion period along.
I enjoyed drinking Jägermeister, but now I don't drink it at all. I've had too many blank nights out, too many to count. It's a great drink in moderation, as most are, but with this particular spirit there' s always the chance on insanity - people love to get utterly off their faces on the stuff! When you see the price below I hope your mind will be swayed even further from drinking this stuff too often.
PRICE: £19.50 per 70 cl (an expensive spirit) - often it will be on offer.
AVAILABILITY: All super-markets, lots of small stores.
Thanks for reading!
Now I like a tipple as much as the next girl, but for some reason I managed to have no clue what this particular brand of alcohol was until about six months ago - I tried some on a night out and my friend cringed as she downed a shot, so I had to try it see if it is just as bad as she made it out to be. Then that was it I was hooked, every time I went out, we made sure we had some Jager shot, or bomb we weren't fussed!
~*~ What Is Jagermeister? ~*~
Jagermeister is a German digestif, not a digestive, but a digestif - the biscuit joke has been a long running one in our house since I brought a bottle home... It is a drink that is made up from 56 different herbs and spices including; citrus peel, liquorice, poppy seeds, saffron and ginger. Jagermeister is a German creation which literally translated is hunt-master, with a little bit of digging around about the brand it seems that the stag on the front of the bottle with the cross between its antlers has something to do with the stories of Saint Hubertus and Saint Eustace, patron saints of hunters. The drink was introduced to the world back in 1935, so this tipple is one of the more aged ones, yet still somehow it managed to elude me for years!
~*~ How Do You Drink It? ~*~
Well drinking it means in your mouth and swallow, what I actually meant was serving suggestions... Well there are actually recommended temperatures this drink should be at, like being kept in a freezer at -18 degrees, or on tap at around -11 degrees. When served it is meant to be served over ice, but I don't know anyone that does serve it that way!
~*~ Like a Bomb Has Gone Off In Your Throat! ~*~
Now the first time I drunk this I was absolutely convinced I was going to hate it, and I'd be coughing all over the place - and vowing never to drink it again, cursing the friend who bought it for me. Surprisingly enough I drank it, and actually enjoyed it. So much so I am currently having a medicinal glass of it, while I nurse my stuffy nose - it actually has made me feel a little bit better, I'm putting that down to the mixture of herbs and spices clearing my nose - not that the alcohol has had any effect on me at all. My first taster of this digestif was on a night out where my friend bought me a jagerbomb - which is a shot of Jagermeister and some Red Bull or if you are at home, any kind of energy drink will do. This seems to be the most popular way of drinking Jagermeister, and it's definitely the way I chose to drink it most often, purely because it takes away that massive kick when you are sipping a Jagerbomb at home. Yes, I drink alone - don't normally have a reason but tonight is medicinal!
If you are taking a shot of the stuff, it is advised to be ready for the really strong aftertaste it has. It goes down really easy in a shot, well it does for me anyway I seem to be able to down shots in record time, but I digress. As I was saying a shot of this at 35% alcohol, was always going to be quite a strong one, it's not going to compare to a shot of absinthe but it definitely has a kick behind it. The thing is, it smells like an old cough mixture, or how you remember cough mixture smelling as a child. Which is what initially will put you off when you are considering having some, there is definitely no doubt this drink has got the reputation of being one that you only drink when drunk, because as I said it is very strong - and will sit in the back of your throat for some time, which is why it is always advisable to down a shot of it and then have a chaser of energy drink, it will take the edge of the strength away from it....
There are many other ways to drink Jagermeister, another favourite of mine is equal measures of Jager and Goldschlager, it is a strong drink I won't deny it, and to be honest the mix of flavours makes it quite a tasty one - mainly because the cinnamon in the Goldschlager (that's the drink with the flakes of gold in,) compliments all the herbs and spices in the Jager. Now a combination of Jagermeister that I tried last Christmas was Jager and eggnog, also known as a Jagnog, it is not recommended it tastes foul, and the flavour of eggnog combined with the Jager, is the worst combination I think is humanly possible - it keeps the kick of the Jager initially but the eggnog flavour kicks in and well, that's enough to make you feel sick.
So in general Jagermeister is a drink I would definitely recommend either on a night out or just if you fancy something a little bit stronger just to sip - admittedly that's not going to earn you much in the way of looking good, but it is expensive stuff when you are out so savour it! The colour of the Jager is well, it's almost black which just shows how much it is mixed with as many things as they could possibly find in a supermarket back in the thirties. Mix it with an energy drink and it goes a very pale brown, that just looks like weak cola - but it will still have that smell to it, when anyone walks past they will know what you are drinking as the smell is very pungent. It is by no means a bad drink if you can handle your alcohol, I'm quite good with my alcohol, so don't find it too bad if I've had a few shots but if you are sensitive to alcohol be careful how much you drink as it is one that doesn't hit you until you stand up and try to walk! If you have never tried it before I urge you to try it, look out for it behind the bar it is the one that's in the green round topped bottle, with the stag on the front, but don't be surprised if there isn't a queue of drunk people behind you asking for the same!
In a 50cl bottle you have 18 units of alcohol, and in an advised shot there is 0.9 units of alcohol - somehow don't think my bottle has managed to get 18 drinks out of it no matter how hard I've tried! It comes in various size bottles, from 2cl bottles which are tiny and really quite cute, to ones at a litre a bottle, apparently there are larger but I haven't actually seen one. A friend of mine actually has a Jagermeister tap machine, which keeps it at the exact temperature it's meant to be at but they are quite expensive.
~*~ Price and Availability ~*~
Now finding Jager in normal shops is normally quite hard, but it seems to have become a bit more popular round where I am so I can now get it in Asda and Tesco, but for varying prices - I bought my 50cl bottle from Asda for £13 and the 75cl bottle is available in Tesco for £18 but it all depends on the Supermarket as to how much it costs you, each stocks a different size I've noticed. Now around my area in Boston we don't actually have a designated alcohol shops so I've not seen it anywhere else but it is available online, in places such as John Lewis a 75cl bottle is £25 so it definitely varies. Amazon has bottles on their grocery section ranging from £1.19 to around £40, so if you fancied just one try of the alcohol try one of the 2cl bottles for £1.19 can't go wrong!
~ Background ~
'Jägermeister is a German 70-proof digestif made with herbs and spices. It is the flagship product of Mast-Jägermeister SE, headquartered in Wolfenbüttel, south of Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany.' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagermeister)
The drink was invented by a hunter called Wilhelm Mast in 1978 and is produced and bottled by Mast-Jägermeister AG, Wolfenbüttel, Germany. Jägermeister literally means 'Master Hunter in English'.
'Jägermeister's ingredients include 56 herbs, fruits, roots, and spices including citrus peel, liquorice, anise, poppy seeds, saffron, ginger, juniper berries, and ginseng.' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagermeister)
I would translate the slogan written on the German bottle as: 'The biggest true comes from within', playing on the fact that so many herbs fruits and spices are packed into the drink.
Being at university Jägermeister seems to be all around at every student event. Over the years I have collected so much free Jägermeister merchandise it is untrue!
The drink can be purchased in several different bottle sizes: 50 ml, 100 ml, 200 ml, 375 ml, 750 ml, and even 1 L!!
The smaller sizes however seem to be a little more uncommon in England and the drink is normally 35% vol.
'On the edge of the label on a Jägermeister bottle, there appears the following uncredited verse from the poem Weidmannsheil by the forester, hunter, and ornithologist Oskar von Riesenthal (1830-1898)
Das ist des Jägers Ehrenschild,
daß er beschützt und hegt sein Wild,
weidmännisch jagt, wie sich's gehört,
den Schöpfer im Geschöpfe ehrt.
A loose translation which preserves the rhyme and meter is:
This is the hunter's badge of glory,
That he protect and tend his quarry,
Hunt with honour, as is due,
And through the beast to God is true.
According to Mast-Jägermeister SE, the translation is:
It is the hunter's honour that he
Protects and preserves his game,
Hunts sportsmanlike, honours the
Creator in His creatures.'
~ Appearance ~
The drink inside the distinctive bottle is a dark sugary syrup which is admittedly quite sweet.
~ Drinking Jägermeister ~
I have seen different ways of serving Jägermeister in different parts of Europe.
Here is a selection of 20: http://www.drinksmixer.com/cat/2386/
The most popular drink made with Jägermeister seems to be the Jägerbomb which consists of Red Bull (Or a similar energy drink) mixed with the syrup. The drink is served in many bars with a small shot glass floating containing the Jägermeister inside a larger glass with Red Bull which can then be drunk together creating a (personally) really nice drink.
Unlike other spirits I would say that Jägermeister can be enjoyed by people of all backgrounds. The only thing that may put people off is the extremely sweet taste.
~ Verdict ~
If you have an adventurous side to you then you should definitely give this drink a try. The best bet is to try it in a bar if possible where it can be regularly found quite cheaply in a shot form. Trying it first will save you the cost of buying a larger bottle. If you travel over to Europe look out for the smaller bottles available as well for around 1-2 euro, a great choice if you simply want to try the product first.
Jagermeister is all around me at the moment, from being one of the main sponsors and everpresent at several festivals around the UK (Wakestock, Download and Sonisphere last year!) to being advertised as Jagerbombs around the several student pubs and clubs around where I live. Its popularity has its reasons.
Jagermeister has a unique taste, I couldn't really compare it with anything else, but it is definitely sweet. It's billed as a herbal liquor. It's well known throughout the Europe and North America, coming from Germany. There is actually nothing I could compare it to, but it's definitely for those with a sweet tooth! At 35%, it isn't as strong as other strong alcoholic alternatives such as vodka or sambuca.
I think the best thing about Jagermeister is the fact it can be mixed with several other liquids, one very popular cocktail on the student nightlife scene is a 'Jagerbomb' which consists of mixing it with any Energy drink, usually redbull though most clubs opt for a cheaper alternative, the taste is still the same though. I've also had Jagermeister mixed with coke and lemonade and there's no indication of taste diminishing, it's that flexible its mixtures could be endless, the Jagermeisters flavour just makes the perfect drink. I'm not a huge fan of it straight, mainly because it's just too sweet!
The only downfall to Jagermeister is that it's notoriously expensive. The going rate is around the £18 mark though occasionally you do see it on offer so if you wanted it cheaper the best bet would be to keep and eye out or try haggling at your local off-licence!
I would definitely recommend Jagermeister to anyone who is a fan of something unique and likes sweet liqours! I've introduced it to a lot of my friends and they haven't looked back! Have some fun with it, mix it with whatever you want and I don't think you'll be disappointed very often!
On a night out we all have favourite drinks to get the night started. There are many different shots and one of my favourites is Jagermeister. It is a German made flavoured liquor. It has a fruity flavour, but also a hint of liquorice aswell, im not sure exactly what it is meant to taste of to be honest. Nevertheless it is a great tasting drink and it can be served in a variety of ways. You can drink it neat, with ice, or my personal favourite - mixed with an energy drink. A 'Jagerbomb' as it is known is basically a large glass with energy drink in it, then you drop a shot glass of Jagermeister straight into the larger glass, then drink the lot! When drinking neat it is advisable to drink it very cold.
Jagermeister is 70% proof and contains 56 different herbs and spices. It is stored for a year in oak barrels before been ready for the shelves. There are other processes involved, of course. It was originally produced to help digestion, so perhaps you could try it out for medicinal purposes?! I would say, compared to other shorts, Jagermeister is definitely worth a try. It is very strong compared to most shorts, but you can always drink it with an energy drink such as Red Bull.
Jagermeister is an alcoholic drink brewed in Germany and is 35% volume. The drink is made from a mixture of herbs and spices and tastes a little bit like the old herbal cough sweets your nan always had!
My ill fated dalliance with Jagermeister started about a year ago when I was enjoying a night out with some friends. As we discussed what to drink next, one of them helpfully suggested a "Jagerbomb." As I had no idea what this was, I enthusiastically agreed and back he came with a number of glasses of Red Bull with shot glasses of Jagermeister floating inside them. We all looked at him quizically and questioned him as to why the bar staff hadn't just poured the shot into the Red Bull. He assured us that "that's how you drink them" and we each necked our drinks. We all agreed that they were pretty good, and as the rest of the evening paled into severe memory loss, we all remarked the next day that the Jagerbombs were to blame!
I've since seen other Jagerbomb-style drinks offered in the Wetherspoons chain as "Jagermonsters" - its basically the same but using a different energy drink and generally about half the price it is in other pubs!
My wife recently came back from a skiing holiday in Austria which I missed because I had broken my leg beforehand (I thought I'd save myself the trouble of doing it there!) and dutifully brought me back a huge bottle of Jagermeister. I thought that it would only be fair to try it neat, which is apparently what they were all doing over there. Its not bad, but for me, the Red Bull takes its slightly strange taste to a more acceptable level and I'll stick to my Jagerbombs.
The bottle encourages you to drink it the German way of either straight from the freezer or "on the rocks" and it does seem to taste better chilled.
Other suggestions include Jagermeister and Tonic or Jagermeister and Lime, but in all honesty, I haven't tried these...yet!
Overall, Jagermeister is an interesting drink and a good alternative to some of the more popular spirits. If you or your friends haven't tried it before, ask for a Jagerbomb in your local pub before you buy a litre of the stuff!
Alcohol by volume: 35%
Color: Dark brown
I first tried Jagermeister about a year ago (after much persuasion from my sister) and am so glad I did! I kept on putting off drinking it for ages as it doesn't look very appealing in its chunky bottle, compared with other spirits that look tempting!
Jagermeister is made in Germany and is made from herbs, spices and roots and has an aniseed taste about it. It was originally drunk for medicinal purposes like coughs, etc. When you open the bottle, you can understand why it is likened to a cough medicine as the smell is the same.
When drunk on its own, the flavour can be very overwhelming, so I would recommend drinking it with something else. Here's a list of what you could drink it with:
This is when you have a glass of red bull, and drop a shot of Jagermeister in it (still in it's shot glass). You then neck the drink (but remember to drink reasonably! Thought I would put that in, in case any anti-drinkers make a complaint!). The taste of the aniseed combined with the red bull doesn't give you that burning feeling as you swallow it. It actually reminds me of the taste of Gummy Bears!
This is the same idea as the Jagerbomb but using Monster Energy Drink instead. But remember, that Monster has more caffeine in it, so it depends how hyper you want to be!
I hardly ever go out anymore as I have a young son and prefer to spend time with him when I'm not working, but when I do go out I always try and fit in 1 or 2 Jagerbombs. I would definately not drink more than that, even though it tastes nice, as Jagermeister is strong and I don't think my liver could handle it on top of all the other drinks I have during a night out!
On top of that, in my area (Mid-Wales) it varies in price from £4-£5 per Jagerbomb! A good idea in reducing this price though, is if you get 1 can of red bull between 4 people, and 4 shots of Jagermeister, you then share the red bull between you. This also limits the amount of non-alcoholic drink that you have to neck! It then only works out about £2.50, which is about the going rate for shots.
I would recommend people to try a Jagerbomb or Jagermonster, but always remember how strong it is and drink in proportion.
I first came across Jagermeister on a night out a couple of years ago . I'd seen the distinctive dark green bottle, with it's curved shoulders and it's deer head logo around, but never been inspired to try it - the bottle always struck me as ugly and very chunky, and I think this perhaps put me off trying it . What can I say, I'm a girl, I like pretty things.
So, I'm in the pub with my friends, when one of them goes off to the bar to buy a round. Instead of asking what we all want, he opts for one of the special offers at the bar - shots of Jagermeister.
Well, on first appearances, this drink is pretty dark in colour, a rich reddish brown, and has a very strong herbal smell - a heady mix of aniseed, cloves, and something that smells a little like Benlyn cough syrup . I have to say, the smell was a little much, and had some sort of kick to it that seemed to make my nose hairs stand on end . Still, not wanting to be the party pooper, down the hatch it went .
My word, did it burn on the way down - perhaps not surprising with it's alcohol content being 35%. I coughed, I choked, I spluttered , and then when I recovered my breath, I began to experience the taste . Despite this liquid not being particularly thick, it tastes heavy. A very strong taste, very herbal and almost medicinal. In fact, probably the best way to describe this would be cough medicine mixed with a little cinnamon and aniseed, with something spicy there for heat.
The first shot was a shock to my system - not least because I'm really not one for drinking any neat spirits in general . But, I gamely chugged down another two, and prepared this time for the burn, I actually found myself quite liking the strange flavour of this drink.
I will confess that the next day, I had the mother of all hangovers . This was my own fault, considering that I drank Jagermeister in addition to, rather than instead of, my usual real ales.
I did however pick some up from the supermarket to drink at home - although at almost 12 quid for a 50cl bottle, it's certainly not cheap , and I have discovered an excellent use for it . If I have a sore throat, a shot of this effectively numbs it long enough for me to get some relief !
I like this . It's certainly not something I drink on a regular basis, but I do keep a bottle at home for the occasional throat clearing shot, and I do love a shot when I'm out partying with friends. I think it's too strong for an every day drink, both in alcohol content and in flavour, but as an occasional shot to down on a good night, I actually would recommend it . I like the heady, slightly medicinal flavour, and a couple of shots of this will see you happily on your way to a pleasant stage of tipsyness .
Jagermeister, possibly my favourite alcoholic drink of all time, is a German found herbal and spice liquor. It is 35% being 70-proof making it just a little under vodka in strength.
The bottle is a stumpy shaped dark green glass bottle in a similar shape to an arch. The front has a label with Jagermeister written in an old font with a deer above for its logo.
Originally the drink was used as a medicine to help cure different problems such as coughs, colds or digestive issues. However it is not anymore due to it not actually being proven to work.
The smell once the bottle is opened hits you however as a cough medicine aniseed scent. It smells sweet and has a hint of spice. The liquor itself is brown in colour and tastes a lot like aniseed. If drank straight it is quite warming to the throat and isn't what can be called burning. You can see why it was thought to be a medicine.
This drink is served many different ways. While people have it straight in a shot, with coke or Dr Pepper (a Dr Jager), the most common was has to be with an energy drink. When Redbull it is a JagerBull. However the most popular was is as a jagerbomb. To do this energy drink it poured into a glass then a shot of jager is poured separately into a shot glass. Then the shot glass is dropped into the other glass of energy drink and downed in one so you drink two separate drinks rather than them mixed. This is usually a popular group drinking way of having Jager.
At around £15 for a 70cl bottle it is a little bit more expensive than the typical Smirnoff vodka, but it is on a new complete level of taste, texture and general fun to drink!
A digestive liqueur made from herbs, roots, and spices.