Jägerita
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Jägerita
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.93 / 5
I saw this recipe in a Jägermeister brochure. Sounded weird, tasted fantastic! I saw this recipe in a Jägermeister brochure. Sounded weird, tasted fantastic!
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Base ingredient
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Jagermeister
Alcohol content
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25.78% | 3.3 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
7.5ml ¼oz 0.8cl
60ml 2oz 6cl

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Jägerita offers a fascinating twist on the traditional margarita by replacing tequila with Jägermeister, creating a herbaceous and unexpectedly smooth taste profile that’s enhanced by the sharpness of lime and the sweetness of triple sec. It’s a daring choice that pays off for the adventurous drinker.

Method
How to make a Jägerita

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve
~ Try to use fresh lime juice and avoid sour mix. Use rich syrup, (two cups sugar, one cup water) or double the amount of simple syrup (one cup sugar- one cup water). If you don't have syrup at home, substitute one teaspoon of sugar for the two teaspoons of rich syrup. Add a small cube of ice to the drink if desired. ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best method to mix a Jägerita to ensure it's fully blended?

The Jägerita should be prepared by shaking the ingredients vigorously with ice in a cocktail shaker. This ensures that the Jagermeister, Triple Sec, lime juice, and sugar syrup are well combined, chilled thoroughly, and slightly diluted, making the drink smooth. After shaking for about 10-15 seconds, strain it into a chilled cocktail glass.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with a Jägerita to enhance its flavor and appearance?

A lime wheel or a slice of lime works best as a garnish for a Jägerita. Not only does it add a pop of color to the presentation, but the citrus aroma complements the lime juice in the drink, enhancing its overall flavor profile. Placing the lime on the rim of the glass or floating it on top are popular options.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What type of glass is ideal for serving a Jägerita, and does the temperature of the glass matter?

A chilled cocktail glass is ideal for serving a Jägerita. The temperature of the glass does matter; a cold glass helps to keep the drink chilled longer, enhancing the refreshing quality of the cocktail. To chill the glass, either store it in the freezer for a bit before serving or fill it with ice water while you prepare the drink, then empty it before straining the cocktail into the glass.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Is there a suitable non-alcoholic substitute for Jagermeister in a Jägerita for a mocktail version?

For a non-alcoholic version of a Jägerita, you can substitute Jagermeister with a non-alcoholic herbal or botanical syrup that mimics its complex flavor profile. Look for syrups made with herbs, spices, and bitter roots to closely match the taste. Adjust the quantity to suit your preference, as these syrups may vary in sweetness and intensity.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Jägerita compare to that of a traditional Margarita?

A traditional Margarita typically has an alcohol content ranging from 18% to 22%, depending on the recipe and proportions used. With a Jägerita having an alcohol content of approximately 25.78%, it is slightly stronger than most traditional Margaritas. The use of Jagermeister, which is a strong herbal liqueur, contributes to the higher alcohol content in a Jägerita.

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