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.
1. Jäger Fizz
A fizz is a variation of one of the oldest types of mixed drinks, the sour, which combines 1 part each of sweet and sour to 2 parts of strong (a distilled spirit). In this recipe, the Jägermeister stands in as the sweet element. A fizz differs from a sour because it adds a sparkling element at the end. This light, fizzy Jägermeister cocktail is a great summer refresher. It makes one cocktail.
¾ ounce lemon juice
¾ ounce Jägermeister
- 1 ounce London dry gin
- 4 ounces club soda
- Lemon slice
- Mint sprig
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice, Jägermeister, and gin.
- Add the ice and shake to chill.
- Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
- Add the club soda and stir.
- Garnish with lemon slices and a mint sprig.
2. 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. It makes one drink.
- 1 lime wedge
- 2 tablespoon superfine sugar
- 1 barspoon absinthe
- ¾ ounce Jägermeister
- ¾ ounce lime juice
- 1 ounce peach juice
- ½ ounce amaretto liqueur
- Run the lime wedge around the edge of a chilled martini glass to wet the rim. Set the wedge aside for garnish.
- Spread the sugar in a thin layer on a shallow plate and dip the wet rim into it to rim the glass.
- Rinse the glass with absinthe, swirling it around to coat the glass and discarding any leftover absinthe.
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the ice, Jagermeister, lime juice, peach juice, simple syrup, and amaretto. Strain into the prepared glass.
- Garnish with the lime wedge.
3. Tropical Stag
Jägermeister is a German liquor with a stag on the bottle, and when you combine it with tropical flavors, it's an interesting...and tasty...combination that highlights the flavorful herbs in the liquor. This recipe makes one drink.
- ¾ ounce Jägermeister
- 1 ounce Malibu rum
- 3 ounces pineapple juice
- 1 barspoon of grenadine
- Small slice of pineapple for garnish
- Fill a tall glass with ice.
- Add the Jägermeister, Malibu rum, pineapple juice, and grenadine. Mix with a spoon.
- Serve garnished with the pineapple slice.
Gin is an herbal blended liquor, and so is Jägermeister. Therefore, Jägermeister lends itself well to a martini-style cocktail. Try this classic twist on a wet martini. It serves one.
- 1½ ounces vodka
- ½ ounces Jägermeister
- ½ ounce dry Sherry
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- Twist of lime or lemon (optional)
- Chill a martini glass.
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the ice, Jägermeister, and dry sherry.
- Shake and strain into the chilled martini glass.
- Garnish with a twist, if desired.
5. Jäger Bomb
College kids everywhere love the Jäger Bomb, which is perhaps the most famous Jägermeister cocktail of them all. It's a simple combination of Red Bull and Jägermeister.
- 1½ ounces Jägermeister
- 6 ounces Red Bull
- Fill a shot glass with the Jägermeister.
- Fill a rocks glass with the Red Bull.
- Drop the shot glass into the rocks glass and drink immediately.
6. Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a Jägermeister variation of the Four Horsemen cocktail. It calls for equal parts Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, Jose Cuervo, Johnny Walker, and Jägermeister with pineapple juice and sweet and sour mix.
Substituting Jägermeister for Other Ingredients in Cocktails
Jägermeister is similar to other liqueurs, so you can make a direct substitution in 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, interesting drink.
- The flavors are also similar to absinthe, although slightly sweeter, so you can substitute there, as well.
- Cocktails that contain Benedictine - such as the Singapore Sling - may also work since Jägermeister has similar flavor profiles. Opt for a direct substitution.
What to Mix With Jägermeister
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 may mix well with a number of mixers.
- Red Bull
- Apple juice or apple cider
- Orange juice
- Lemon-lime soda
- Ginger ale
- Ginger beer
- Club soda
- Cranberry juice
- Tonic water
- Peach juice or nectar
- Apricot nectar
- Sour mix
- Pineapple juice
- 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.