A little taste of history.
First, I just want to say Jagermeister is a type of Liqueur, called Kräuterlikör. Liqueur is an alcoholic beverage that has been flavored with fruit, herbs, nuts, spices, flowers, or cream and bottled with added sugar. Kräuterlikör is simply an herbal liqueur. The two combine to make a great drink. I am a well known fine liquor blogger and I needed to see what this blog was all about. I don’t have any crazy stories about a night on Jager, but I do have some insight on the Liqueur. A little history lesson actually. Jagermeister is a German 70-proof digestive, which means it is meant to be consumed after a meal. There is a term still used in Germany called Leberkleister, which means “liver glue” doesn’t sound to healthy right. The term Jagermeister was introduced in Germany in 1934, the new Reichsjagdgesetz (Reich hunting law). It was given this name because it was applied to senior foresters and gamekeepers in the German civil service. The term Jagermeister means “hunter-master.” The Jagermeister logo, which shows the head of a stag with a glowing cross between its antlers, is a reference to the stories of Saint Hubertus and Saint Eustace. For best taste it is recommended that Jagermeister be consumed cold, and that it be kept in a freezer at –18°C (0°F), or on tap between –15° and –11°C (5° to 12°F). Many popular drinks are made with Jager because of its unique flavoring. Jagermeister, like all other alcoholic beverages, or liquors, should be consumed responsibly.