Friday, November 20, 2015
I think all of us have some pretty funny memories about Jägermeister - usually in our younger days when we had the energy to stay out late and get up to no good. Many moons ago I too had a "Summer of Jäger", and I'll just leave it there....
That said, Jägermeister is delicious. And funnily enough, it's not at its best when served from a shot dispenser at 3 in the morning. It's a sweet amaro that is excellent for sipping after dinner or served into simple cocktails. The people over at Jäger are putting in a lot of effort to find bartenders to create buzz and new recipes. I have been fortunate enough to taste some of these cocktails, and I have to admit, I always prefer the simple recipes.
Why, you ask? There are already 56 ingredients in Jäger, so it doesn't need a lot more. Drinks more than about 2-3 additional ingredients start to muddle the flavors - too many notes, as they say.
This cocktail came from this year's Tales of the Cocktail, and ever since the temperatures started dropping, I've been making it a lot at home. This cocktail deserves to be a classic, and I hope you enjoy it!
The Calm Before
Created by Andy Seymour
1.5 oz Jägermeister
1.5 oz Rye Whiskey
Stir with ice and strain into a low-ball glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with a lemon twist.