Face it: when you hear Jägermeister, you immediately think of a time back in college when you had one too many shots. Trust me, we’ve all been there, and it isn’t pretty.
Allow me to reintroduce you to this magical, 56-ingredient German liqueur, by way of 3 recipes presented to me at the Wulferis & Buttle Jagermeister event I attended a few nights back. Try these, and you will never think of Jäger the same way ever again.
Old Fashioned Al Pastor by Willy Shine (Jagermeister Brand Meister)
Willy pulled inspiration from the LA street taco scene to create this unique take on a classic Old Fashioned.
- .75 oz Jagermeister
- 1 oz Partida Reposado
- .25 oz Ancho Reyes
- .25 oz Grilled Pineapple Agave Cilantro Syrup
- 3 drops Bitterman’s Hellfire Bitters
Build in a rocks glass, store with a 2×2 ice cube and garnish with grilled dehydrated pineapple chips.
Jagermeister Flow by Avery Underhill (Butchers and Barbers)
Avery wanted to pay homage to LA’s influence on the Tiki cocktail culture, so the colorful Jagermeister Flow was born.
- Strawberry infused Jagermeister
- 1 oz La Niña Mezcal Espadin
- 1 oz Atlantico Rum Reserva
- 1 1/2 oz Coco-Lopez Pineapple Juice
- 1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Build all ingredients into a keg and dispense over crushed ice. Strawberry infused Jagermeister swirled in and garnish with mint tip and dehydrated strawberry.
Appetite for Destruction by Alexander Straus (Cornerstone)
Alexander’s cocktail was inspired by two things: the LA music scene and his love of Guns and Roses.
- .5 oz Jagermeister
- .25 oz Green Chartreuse
- 1 oz Black tea infused Mezcal
- .5 oz Peppermint Egg Whites
- .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- .25 oz Simple Syrup
Shake all ingredients without ice, then again with Kold Draft ice. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with 3 drops of Peychaud’s Bitters.
If you enjoyed these cocktails, make sure you checkout my post about Jägermeister’s secret bar in Los Angeles, as well as 9 other Jägermeister cocktails worth your time.