Product Type: Mast-Jägermeister AG Liqueur
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From Test Tubes To Jugs
Member Name: mikeb2102
Advantages: Nice drink to kickstart the evening
Disadvantages: Mixing with an energy drink can result in a very late night/early morning
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.
Summary: Great drink to kickstart the evening