Long gone are the days of Jägermeister and Red Bull. The brand has gone through an image change and ditched the syrupy energy drinks. I had the pleasure to meet with a Jägermeister representative to find out what the hype is. We met at the JägerHaus, which itself was pretty impressive (live music, DJs and two bars serving Jägermeister based drinks). We spent our time at the lounge upstairs, where we tested the new and wonderful cocktails. I was positively surprised with the flavour combinations, and therefore I had to share the recipes with you!
You can now get most of these cocktails in various bars and events, but these are easy enough for you to make at home. I guarantee you will fall in love with Jägermeister again! Enjoy!
Cocktails we tested:
(or Naked German as I accidentally called it!)
Definitely one of my favourites!
12.5ml Crème de Cassis
10ml Sugar syrup
Easy to make, just shake and strain. Garnish with lemon zest. I like to top this up with a little soda, but that is optional.
A really tasty cocktail, especially for those who like it sweeter.
35ml Joe’s Tea Co. ‘The Berry Best’, chilled (or you can use other berry tea available)
12.5ml Maple syrup
1 spoon Blackcurrant marmalade
This one is built over ice and topped up with soda. You might want to give it a good stir to dissolve the marmalade. Or if you have a cocktail shaker I recommend shaking all, but the soda, to break down the marmalade.
Garnish with raspberries, blackberries and mint.
If you like it sweet and tropical this one is for you!
25ml Gin (I would go with a dry one)
25ml Passion fruit purée
25ml Pineapple Juice
25ml Pink grapefruit Juice
Berry Cider (They used Rekorderlig Strawberry & Lime)
Build the drink over ice and top up with Rekorderlig Strawberry and Lime cider (or try other berry alternative). Give it a good stir and garnish with a pink grapefruit slice.
This was the winner, everyone’s favourite!
Ginger Beer (I recommend to use spiced ginger beer if available)
Super easy! Measure Jäger over ice, squeeze some lime and top up with ginger beer. Add a few cucumber slices and a lime wedge and give it a quick stir. Enjoy!
Have you tried any of these yet? Which one is your favourite? I would love to hear your thoughts! Or if you have come up with your own Jägermeister cocktail recipe, please do share!