Fans of hard rock are well acquainted with such a German drink as the “Jägermeister” (Jägermeister). The producer of the drink is a regular sponsor of several rock groups, at a certain period sponsored the holding of Formula 1 (it has not yet decided that sport and strong alcohol are not very compatible). Thanks to a successful advertising campaign, the drink has become particularly popular with fans of rock musicians and extreme lovers. He also found his drink admirers among hunters, because he was created in honor of Saint Hubert, who is considered their patron. According to legends, it was he who appeared to be a deer with a cross in horns, the image of which adorns the “Jägermeister” bottles, and the name of the drink translates from German as “senior huntsman”. This herbal liqueur was produced only in 1934, but managed to take a firm place in the ranks of elite alcohol, a certain culture of its use was formed. If you intend to try this balm, you will not hurt to learn how to drink the “Jägermeister” correctly.
Do not think that the only reason for the popularity of “Jägermeister” is a well-thought-out marketing policy. The drink has more than decent taste, its quality is always at its best thanks to the precise following of a complex recipe and compliance with all the subtleties of multi-stage manufacturing technology.
Initially, the drink was conceived as a balm for getting rid of problems with digestion, and copes well with this task. However, its main advantage is a rich herbal bouquet and unique taste. The composition of the “Jägermeister” is little known. Reliable is the information that for the manufacture of the drink is used 56 components, among which is dominated by medicinal and spicy herbs, roots and other plant components. It is known that they include ginger, coriander, anise, licorice, saffron, cinnamon, cloves, juniper, orange peels. But there was no reindeer blood, contrary to the opinion of some fans of the Inkubus Sukkubus group, which metaphorically compared the drink with the blood of a deer in one of its songs, as part of “Jägermeister” - the manufacturers spoke quite clearly on this score.
Plant material is crushed and infused with alcohol, then the infusion is aged for six months in oak barrels, filtered, and after adding sugar and caramel, it is aged in barrels for another 6 months. The result is a viscous and aromatic alcoholic drink with a strength of 35%. Many people call it a liqueur because of its sweetness, but it is a herbal balsam and is on a par with Riga Balsam and Becherovka.
The general principles of the use of “Jägermeister” include the following:
- Being an infusion that improves digestion and has a sweet taste, the drink is best served as a digestif. Some use it as an aperitif, which is not a serious violation of the rules of its use.
- Jägermeister is a strong drink; they drink it from small piles, which are called shots.
- You can drink no more than 300 ml of “Jägermeister” per day, and even less with a weak intestine. Otherwise, indigestion will remind you that you are drinking a medicinal tincture, and not an ordinary liqueur.
The tacit rule of “Jagermeister” is prescribing to raise at least one glass of hunters during his drinking.
What to bite
Snacking digestives are not considered mandatory, but in relation to the “Jägermeister” there is a tradition to serve snacks. True, they are different in different countries.
- In the home country of the drink, in Germany, it is eaten with fried sausages.
- In America, cinnamon-sprinkled oranges will be offered to Jägermeister.
- In Russia, the drink is most often eaten with a slice of lemon sprinkled with salt.
There are no strict rules for choosing “Jagermeister” snacks, so you can choose any one based on your own taste.
Ways to drink “Jägermeister”
There is a tradition to drink the “Jägermeister” in one of three ways.
- Ice. So drink “Jägermeister” advises the manufacturer. The beverage bottle is cooled to 18 or even 20 degrees below zero. Shots under him are frozen. The portion is 20-40 ml. Drink a drink in one gulp. Holding it in the mouth is not recommended. When consumed chilled, its sweetish taste is almost indistinguishable, but the subtle aroma of herbs is captured perfectly. In the mouth remains a pleasant aftertaste.
- Room temperature. When used, “Jägermeister” warm its bitter-sweet taste becomes clearly distinguishable. A rich herbal bouquet also sounds louder. But few connoisseurs like to drink it warm. More often warmed to room temperature drink is used for medicinal purposes.
- In cocktails. Most often, shooters are made on the basis of the “Jägermeister” - small-volume cocktails that are usually drunk in one gulp. But there are other options for cocktails, which include “Jägermeister”.
Depending on the taste tastes, everyone can choose a suitable option for using “Jägermeister” and a cocktail with it that will appeal to everyone.
- “Jägermeister” - 40 ml;
- dark beer - 0, 3 l.
Method of preparation:
- Fill the stack with a bitter.
- Lower the shot filled with the “Jägermeister” to the bottom of the beer mug.
- Fill a mug with beer, pouring it into a shot with “Jägermeister”.
- Take out the stack, drink the frothy drink.
There are other options for making this cocktail, when beer and balsam are simply mixed in a 2: 1 or 3: 1 ratio. In some cases, beer is replaced with champagne. Choosing any version of this cocktail, you need to be ready for a rapid intoxication and a heavy hangover.
Cocktail “Mad Dog”
- “Jägermeister” - 25 ml;
- liquor “Beyliz” - 25 ml.
Method of preparation:
- Shake the beverage in a shaker.
- Pour into a chilled shot.
Drink a drink in one gulp. The creamy taste of the liqueur perfectly emphasizes the herbal balsam bouquet.
- “Jägermeister” - 15 ml;
- Cointreau liquor - 15 ml;
- tequila - 15 ml;
- lime juice - 20 ml;
- crushed ice - 200 g.
Method of preparation:
- Fill a tall glass with crushed ice.
- Drinks pour into the shaker tank and shake them well in it.
- Pour the mixture into a glass with ice.
The drink can be decorated with a circle of lime. It is served with a straw, as it belongs to the category of long drinks. Already from the name of the cocktail it is clear that the recipe is made for women.
- “Jägermeister” - 50 ml;
- light rum - 20 ml;
- cola - 100 ml;
- ice - 100 g.
Method of preparation:
- Pour ice into a glass.
- Rum mix with “Jägermeister.”
- Pour the alcohol mixture into a glass with ice.
- Fill a glass with cola. Abundant foam is formed at this time, which is normal.
Drink a drink slowly through a straw. Many try to translate the name of the cocktail, using special services, and get the phrase “sand blaster”, which does not exactly reflect the meaning of the word. A more accurate translation would be “sandbreaker”, but for the Russian language this word would be a neologism.
Herbal liquor “Jägermeister”, which was more correctly called balsam, has millions of admirers all over the world. If you have not tried it yet, it's time to rectify this situation, especially since there are affordable 40 ml and 200 ml bottles available at the price. Tips on how to drink this drink properly will help to enjoy its use.