Easy Jägermeister Drink Ideas

Updated December 22, 2021
Jägermeister drinks

Jägermeister has a pleasant, lightly sweet herbal anise (licorice) flavor that lends itself well to many creative cocktails. Try these original Jägermeister drinks, enjoy a classic Jägermeister cocktail, or create your own at your next party.

Jäger Fizz

Jäger Fizz

A fizz is a variation on one of the oldest types of mixed drinks: the sour. The sour combines one part each of sweet and sour to two parts of a strong, distilled spirit. In this recipe, the Jägermeister stands in as the sweet element, and the fizz differs because it adds a sparkling element at the end. This light, fizzy Jägermeister cocktail is a great summer refresher.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce Jägermeister
  • 1 ounce London dry gin
  • Ice
  • 4 ounces club soda
  • Lemon slice and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, lemon juice, Jägermeister, and gin.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Add club soda.
  5. Stir to mix.
  6. Garnish with lemon slice and mint sprig.

Jäger Nectar Cocktail

Jäger Nectar Cocktail

Washing the glass first with a small amount of absinthe strengthens the anise flavor of the Jagermeister in this tasty martini-style cocktail.

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and sugar for rim
  • ¼ ounce absinthe
  • ¾ ounce Jägermeister
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce peach juice
  • ½ ounce amaretto liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. Rinse the glass with absinthe, swirling it around to coat the glass and discarding any leftover absinthe.
  2. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the martini glass or coupe with the lime wedge.
  3. With the sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  4. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Jagermeister, lime juice, peach juice, and amaretto.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into prepared glass.
  7. Garnish with lime wedge.

Tropical Stag

Tropical Stag

Jägermeister is a German liquor with a stag on the bottle. When you combine it with tropical flavors, it makes for an interesting and tasty combination that highlights the flavorful herbs in the liquor.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce Jägermeister
  • 1 ounce Malibu rum
  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Pineapple slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a collins glass, add ice, Jägermeister, Malibu rum, pineapple juice, and grenadine.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with pineapple slice.

Jägertini

Jägertini

Gin is an herbal blended liquor, and so is Jägermeister. Therefore, Jägermeister lends itself well to a martini-style cocktail, just like in this classic twist on a wet martini.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • ½ ounces Jägermeister
  • ½ ounce dry sherry
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice
  • Twist of lime or lemon (optional)

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Jägermeister, and dry sherry.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lemon twist.

Jäger Bomb

Jagerbomb cocktail

College kids everywhere love the Jäger Bomb, which is perhaps the most famous Jägermeister cocktail of them all and a well-known bomb drink. Its simple combination is an alluring aspect of this drink. You can also mix these two ingredients together over ice and enjoy it as a cocktail or mix it with an Irish car bomb to create the ultimate shot challenge, the bear fight.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces Jägermeister
  • 6 ounces Red Bull

Instructions

  1. Fill a shot glass with the Jägermeister.
  2. Fill a rocks glass with the Red Bull.
  3. Drop the shot glass into the rocks glass and drink immediately.

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a Jägermeister variation of the Four Horsemen cocktail. It calls for equal parts of the spirits but with a juicy and tart flavor.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce Jim Beam bourbon
  • ½ ounce Jack Daniels whiskey
  • ½ ounce Johnny Walker scotch
  • ½ ounce Jose Cuervo gold tequila
  • ½ ounce Jägermeister
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, bourbon, whiskey, scotch, tequila, Jägermeister, pineapple juice, lime juice, and syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.

Jängria: Jägermeister Sangria

Jangria Jagermeister Sangria is an interesting spicy concoction which hails from Germany

This sangria is a tasty and updated spin on the traditional red sangria, as the herbaceous notes of Jägermeister balance out the sweet fruit flavors.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Jägermeister
  • 1 ounce red wine, Merlot or Cabernet
  • ½ ounce cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce orange juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lime and lemon slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Jägermeister, red wine, simple syrup, and juices.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lime and lemon slices.

Jägermeister Old-Fashioned

Jägermeister Old Fashioned and rye whiskey pair together harmoniously

The old-fashioned isn't just for bourbon anymore. Surprise yourself, friends, and family with this unusual riff.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Jägermeister
  • 1½ ounces rye whiskey
  • ¾ ounce maple syrup
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 dash aromatic bitters
  • Ice and king cube
  • Orange peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, add ice, Jägermeister, rye whiskey, maple syrup, and bitters.
  2. Stir rapidly to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice or king cube.
  4. Garnish with orange peel.

Stag and Berries

Stag and Berries It's a gorgeous colour

A fruity and juicy Jägermeister drink that just might make believers out those who turn down Jägermeister.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces chilled berry tea
  • 1½ ounces Jägermeister
  • ½ ounce blackberry jam
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Blackberry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, berry tea, Jägermeister, blackberry jam, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with blackberry.

The Forgotten Borough

The Forgotten Borough

The Jägermeister plumps up this riff on the classic cocktail, the Manhattan. Its herbaceous flavors weave together with the bourbon for a unique experience.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce Jägermeister
  • ¾ ounce bourbon
  • ¾ ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Jägermeister, bourbon, sweet vermouth, and orange bitters.
  3. Stir rapidly to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with orange peel.

Rings a Bell

Rings a Bell is a fresh cocktail

This fruity cocktail takes everything you know about Jägermeister and turns it on its head.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Jägermeister
  • 1½ ounces peach schnapps
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Lemon ribbon for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Jägermeister, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with club soda.
  5. Garnish with lemon peel.

Substituting Jägermeister for Other Ingredients in Cocktails

Jägermeister is similar to other liqueurs, meaning you can quickly substitute some mixed drinks. The flavors may be slightly different with the substitution, but it can make for an interesting twist on a classic cocktail.

  • Jägermeister has similar flavor profiles to gin, although Jägermeister is sweeter. Adding it to a gin-based cocktail in place of about a quarter to a half of the gin can create a sweeter, unique drink.
  • The flavors are also similar to absinthe, although slightly sweeter, so you can substitute there, as well.
  • Cocktails that contain Bénédictine--such as the Singapore Sling--also work since Jägermeister has similar flavor profiles. Opt for a direct substitution.

What to Mix With Jägermeister

Are you looking to make up your own Jägermeister drink? These mixers can help get you started. Jägermeister adds both a sweet and slightly bitter element, as well as complex herbal flavors, so it pairs well with a number of mixers.

  • Coffee
  • Red Bull
  • Apple juice or apple cider
  • Orange juice
  • Pineapple juice
  • Peach juice or nectar
  • Cranberry juice
  • Apricot nectar
  • Sour mix
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Ginger ale
  • Ginger beer
  • Club soda
  • Tonic water
  • Root beer
  • Dr. Pepper

Jägermeister Is a Versatile Liquor

Jägermeister is a highly versatile liquor. With a blend of more than 56 herbs, this herbal liquor makes a mighty tasty cocktail. If you've never tried it or only enjoyed shots or Jäger bombs, try mixing it for enjoyable new flavors.

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