Jägermeister is a German 70-proof (35% abv) digestif made with 56 herbs and spices by a company in Wolfenbüttel near Braunschweig, Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony). The name literally means “master of the hunters” - an official government title for a high-ranking officer in charge of matters related to hunting. The term has existed as a job title for centuries and was redefined in 1934 in the new Reichsjagdgesetz (Imperial Hunting Law) and applied to senior foresters and gamekeepers in the German civil service.
In Germany, this drink is humorously referred to as Leberkleister (“liver glue”). The humor plays upon the fact that Leberkleister rhymes with Jägermeister. A satirical advertisement mocking Jägermeister as Leberkleister appeared on the back cover of the German edition of MAD magazine under the rubric “Advertisements we’d like to see”. In 2012, Jägermeister launched premixed drinks as a brand extension. The drinks come in 2 flavors, “raw” and “ginger lime”. Jägermeister is a Kräuterlikör (herbal liqueur), similar to other European liqueurs, such as Gammel Dansk from Denmark, Akvavit from Sweden, Unicum from Hungary, Becherovka from the Czech Rep, Demänovka from Slovakia, and Pelinkovac from Croatia. In contrast to those, Jägermeister has a sweeter taste. Ingredients include 56 herbs, fruits, roots, and spices, including citrus peel, licorice, anise, poppy seeds, saffron, ginger, juniper berries, and ginseng. It is to be kept on ice in the freezer and served cold.
A shot glass of Jägermeister dropped into a glass of Red Bull energy drink makes a cocktail called a Jägerbomb.
These delicious German cookies are made with plenty of almonds and butter, making them a crunchy sweet treat.
These are literally the best cookies eveeeerrr. They taste soooo good, and they are so fun to make :)