What is Jagermeister?
Jägermeister – a misunderstood liqueur with powerful, controversial flavors and a muddled background — has an intriguing history, nuanced flavors, and digestive friendliness. When you add in a top-secret 1934 recipe, you’ve got a drink that warrants a closer look.
Jagermeister is a German digestif that was inspired by German hunters, especially Saint Hubertus’ narrative. Master hunter or master of the hunt is how the moniker is translated. The red label on the front of the black bottle features a deer.
Digestifs are distinguished by their reduced alcohol by volume (ABV) and infusions of spices, herbs, and other ingredients. They’re supposed to help with digestion. It contains 56 herbs and spices and has a 35 percent alcohol content.
What Is the Taste of Jagermeister?
Anise and licorice are prominent flavors in Jagermeister. It is often compared to Italian Amari and other Eastern European liqueurs because of its syrupy nature. It’s both sweet and bitter, making it a versatile drink that may be enjoyed in a variety of ways and at various times.
Facts About Jagermeister That You Should Know
Jagermeister Is More Luxurious Than You Think
Jägermeister is a drunken classic served in bars around the world as icy shots, but it is actually a “digestif.” Simply said, digestifs and aperitifs are both low-ABV liqueurs that have been infused with herbs, spices, bark, and other ingredients. Digestifs are specially designed to help in digestion.
It All Began With Vinegar
On the digestif scale, Jäger is a sweet drink. However, it was born in the midst of a terrible situation. Wilhelm Mast owned and operated a vinegar industry in Wolfenbüttel, Germany, which is located somewhat south and west of Berlin.
Curt Mast, his son, channeled his passion for spirits into the invention of Jägermeister, a liqueur made with a top-secret mix combining spices, herbs, and a year in the barrel. It’s basically a liqueur with the abs and/or core strength of booze, with a 35 percent ABV.
Many Believe Jagermeister Is Made With Deer Blood, but It Is Vegan
Every bottle of Jägermeister has a deer on the label. For a long time, this was interpreted to suggest that the drink — and its intoxicating qualities — were due to deer blood. In response to the long-held rumor, the business stated that the formula does not and has never contained animal blood. In 2018, Jagermeister stated that the recipe, like the brand’s new Cold Brew Coffee, is completely vegan.
The Original Drink Contains 56 Ingredients
Jägermeister is created from a variety of fruits, herbs, seeds, roots, and spices, just like many digestifs. The secret recipe includes star anise, poppy seed, saffron, and juniper berries, according to the worldwide marketing director, who claims to be one of the chosen few who knows it.
Jager Should Be Served Cold, Very Cold
Cold temperatures enhance Jägermeister’s complex flavor profile; according to the company, -18 C (or -.4 F) is the ideal temperature for a shot.
The Brand Was the First to Appear on Soccer Jerseys With Its Logo
The Jagermeister label hasn’t changed much in the 80 years or so that the liquor has been made, yet the brand has plastered it everywhere. When Jager’s emblem appeared on the front of a German soccer team’s jersey in 1973, the league attempted to prohibit the practice, but it became commonplace by the conclusion of the season.
What Is the Value of a Nickname?
Jagermeister means “Master Hunter” in German, which begs the issue of why we all order “Jäger,” which means “mediocre, so-so, or otherwise unremarkable hunter.”
The Label Contains a Poem
We all enjoy our liquor with poetry, don’t we? With words like “This is the hunter’s blade of glory,” Jägermeister’s label includes highly expressive poetry highlighting the relationship to the hunt.
Its Use Is Not Limited to Frat Parties
Jäger is notorious for being a favorite among frat parties, but the brand is moving out of its low-brow image. From cooperating with craft beer makers to appearing in drinks at prominent New York clubs, the brand has done it all. The liqueur is now just as common in high-end cocktail establishments as it is in student dorms.
Jagermeister Can Be Drink on the Go
While sales in the United States have slowed, the brand’s global sales have continued to climb, and the company is attempting to reach new consumers. 10-packs of ice-cold shots packaged in miniature 20 ml bottles were recently produced amid the ready-to-drink (RTD) craze, making the delectable beverage convenient to transport and enjoy.