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#1 Sweet Willie

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 11:19 AM

Over Labor day weekend we went through 3 bottles of Jagermeister w/some friends.

One of the buddies had a shot that was 2/3 Red Bull and 1/3 Jager. I think he called it a Jager Bomb, no surprise I'm not sure of the name :smile:

Jager or tequila sure has been the choice when shots of alcohol are involved.

on a side note, we played the Jager Olympics. One event was to have a canoe w/an iced bottle of Jager in it anchored out in the lake. On a waverunner, one had to saddle alongside the canoe, pour a shot, come back to the pier, show others you had a full shot, do the shot, then do an antler dance on the waverunner. It was a timed event, quite fun. But after awhile :wacko: woo boy!

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edited to add: lest anyone get the wrong idea, this is NOT my normal weekend! On second thought........

Edited by Sweet Willie, 09 September 2003 - 11:20 AM.

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#2 NeroW

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 11:27 AM

What's an antler dance?
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#3 beans

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 11:30 AM

Hi Sweet Willie.

Jäger calls my name from time to time. :wink:

The Jäger Bomb, proper, is a small pony glass filled with the cough like syrup liqueur and served along side of a pint glass filled with about 3 ounces of Red Bull. The proper process is to toast/cheer, carefully clink pony glasses, drop the pony glass into the Red Bull and then consume in one gulp.

The short cut is just pour it in on top of the Red Bull. :biggrin:


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Posted 09 September 2003 - 12:30 PM

Based on blind testing, Jagermeister is slightly better than NyQuil.
At least, that's how I remember it from college.

Several years ago, we invented our own sporting event, less exciting than your Jager olympics, called the Cynar crossfire challenge. It had something to do with sliding around newly-refinished hardwood floors and falling down a lot. For obvious reasons I no longer remember the details.

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Posted 16 September 2003 - 06:00 AM

What's an antler dance?

While standing one must put their hands (antlers) to their head and turn once around or if on a wave runner, one hand is on the throttle turning the waverunner in a circle and the other hand is doing a 1/2 antler.

It is really just a way of making an already intoxicated person who forgets to do an antler dance even more drunk w/a penalty shot for forgetting.
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Posted 16 September 2003 - 06:02 AM

Several years ago, we invented our own sporting event, less exciting than your Jager olympics, called the Cynar crossfire challenge. It had something to do with sliding around newly-refinished hardwood floors and falling down a lot. For obvious reasons I no longer remember the details.

If you don't remember, how do you KNOW it was less exciting than the Jager Olmpics! :wink: :biggrin:
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Posted 16 September 2003 - 10:32 AM

From the grumpy curmudgeon point of view: Jagermeister doesn't get the respect it deserves in the States. I have no idea why a perfectly decent German bitters has turned into a drunken frat boy drink, although I expect those blond, scantily clad "spokeswomen" they started using several years ago may have something to do with it. And nothing deserves to be drowned in a glass of Red Bull, except perhaps vodka.

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Posted 16 September 2003 - 11:31 AM

What's an antler dance?

While standing one must put their hands (antlers) to their head and turn once around or if on a wave runner, one hand is on the throttle turning the waverunner in a circle and the other hand is doing a 1/2 antler.

It is really just a way of making an already intoxicated person who forgets to do an antler dance even more drunk w/a penalty shot for forgetting.

Oh! I didn't know that dance had a name.
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Posted 16 September 2003 - 12:50 PM

I agree wholeheartedly with Trillium on respect that Jager deserves.

My personal favorite method of drinking Jagermeister is to wait until it snows, then fill cups with it and have Jager-slushies :wub:
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Posted 16 September 2003 - 12:57 PM

i've only had jager when i've already had so much that having it seemed like a good idea. it almost never was. :smile:

a good friend of mine brings a bottle to every party and has a bottle in his freezer at all times, "just in case." :unsure:

it really does taste like cough syrup though, right?

Edited by tommy, 16 September 2003 - 12:57 PM.


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Posted 17 September 2003 - 12:56 AM

it really does taste like cough syrup though, right?

Jager's like a strong black licorice. I love it. I drank my first glass of Jager not long after my 21st birthday and it's been one of my favorites ever since.

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Posted 18 September 2003 - 01:25 PM

Jagermeister tastes complexly herbal. I suppose that herbal could translate into cough syrup. I like drinking it at room temperature, but many prefer it's flavor to be muted by cold.

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Posted 02 July 2004 - 02:20 PM

Since Jager has become a "crime against alcohol" I thought I'd bump this one back up to the top. :raz:

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Posted 02 July 2004 - 02:31 PM

i love jager - it's the shot i enjoy most (no ick face!).

i can't stand red bull though, and to me the flavor of RB (medicinal) clashes with jager (herbal as trillium says).
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Posted 02 July 2004 - 02:51 PM

Since Jager has become a "crime against alcohol" I thought I'd bump this one back up to the top.  :raz:

It wasn't supposed to be like this. It wasn't supposed to be like this at all.....

Every conflict and flame war since the beginning of recorded History bears unintentional consequences in the existances of its nameless victims. That victim's name is Jagermeister. Ok, so the victim has a name in this case. You want to make a federal case out of it? Moving ON.

All Jagermeister ever wanted to do was aid the digestion of frat-party patrons*, serve up herbal psychedelic super-freakouts, and provide the USDA recommended daily allowance of German deer blood.

When I began "Crimes Against Alcohol" lo these four or five days ago, I envisioned a harmless thread where we could share a few laughs about using really good tequilla to make Muppets, or like, crazy martini stories, or how the worst drinks I've ever had in my life have occured on seperate occasions at this one guy's parties. Maybe not so much with the snobism thing, but I guess we should have seen that comming.

Not to hurt anyone...least of all Jagermeister.

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Posted 02 July 2004 - 02:53 PM

Jager's a little too herbal for me, and I don't like it in mixed drinks. Now, Barenjager, that's got honey with the herbs, kind of a German Drambuie. That I like! Hey, it has "jager" in the name, it counts.

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Posted 02 July 2004 - 03:47 PM

Since Jager has become a "crime against alcohol" I thought I'd bump this one back up to the top.   :raz:

It wasn't supposed to be like this. It wasn't supposed to be like this at all.....

Every conflict and flame war since the beginning of recorded History bears unintentional consequences in the existances of its nameless victims. That victim's name is Jagermeister. Ok, so the victim has a name in this case. You want to make a federal case out of it? Moving ON.

All Jagermeister ever wanted to do was aid the digestion of frat-party patrons*, serve up herbal psychedelic super-freakouts, and provide the USDA recommended daily allowance of German deer blood.

When I began "Crimes Against Alcohol" lo these four or five days ago, I envisioned a harmless thread where we could share a few laughs about using really good tequilla to make Muppets, or like, crazy martini stories, or how the worst drinks I've ever had in my life have occured on seperate occasions at this one guy's parties. Maybe not so much with the snobism thing, but I guess we should have seen that comming.

Not to hurt anyone...least of all Jagermeister.

* The dinners of the frat party goers that is, not the fratists themselves.

When I was attending my university studies I couldn't afford to purchase a call or premium brand of liquor. The fraternities or their invited guests drank what was barely drinkable beer or liquor at the most economical cost. Why else was Old Milwaukee Light so popular?

I sure went to the wrong school!

No need to defend your thread. :smile:

I find it humorous to see the perceptions of a very well sold liquor, so I bumped up this oldie.

Isn't it fun to hate what is popular? :rolleyes:

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Posted 02 July 2004 - 04:02 PM

I love Jager. I have a huge 1.5 liter jug of it sitting in my freezer that I have unfortunately been unable to touch for the past year due to its sugar-content. How I miss it so every time I open up that particular freezer...

I also love the inverted deer-head metal shotglasses that I received free when I purchased such a jug of the liquer a while ago. I would love to purchase more of the glasses by themselves, if I had any idea where I could get them.

Jager goes quite well with Dr. Pepper, same proportions as a whiskey and coke.

It is also an essential ingredient in the Third Reich, a shot that was quite popular at parties that I recall, consisting of: Jagermeister, Goldschlager, Rumpleminz, all in equal amounts.
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Posted 02 July 2004 - 04:22 PM

Jager is intensely flavored, sorta medicinal, but what I like about it is how it makes me feel. I can feel my entire body relax after a glass or two. Its theraputic :rolleyes:

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Posted 04 July 2004 - 07:41 AM

Jager was the shot of choice at my favorite horrible dive bar in New Orleans. We would line up at the bar & the shots would come in those plastic test tubes (very similar to what my mom used to give me cough syrup in, a "dosing tube"). The trick was everyone downed them simultaneously, test tube clenched between teeth & no hands allowed. This was the preferred way to start a really FUN evening :raz:

I've only had goldschlager once & it made me scarily loopy -- I can't imagine combining those two plus rumpelmintz! Yikes.
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Posted 04 July 2004 - 07:53 AM

Jager was the shot of choice at my favorite horrible dive bar in New Orleans.

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Posted 04 July 2004 - 08:00 AM

They usually have little bottles of the stuff next to the cash register in German Döner shops, as a digestif. Kinda loses its "glamour" that way, just makes me think of old German men and too-heavy lunches.

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Posted 04 July 2004 - 08:51 AM

I like jagermeister just fine as a regular drink as well, rather than as an ingredient in a fratboy shotfest.

I only wish it wasn't so sweet. Every time I have it I think that.

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Posted 04 July 2004 - 02:15 PM

How does Jager compare to Unterberg? I had my first taste of the latter at the Fancy Food Show -- a perfect venue! -- and loved it. But then, bitter is probably my second favorite flavor (after meat :wink: )

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Posted 04 July 2004 - 03:52 PM

The Jaeger I've had ...

wait a minute, a digression: someone mentioned that the export version we get in the US is different from the real thing in Germany--I find that interesting, especially if the German version isn't as sweet as the american version. but I'm talking about what they sell for $2 a shot at my local dive.

... is herbal, liquorice-y, with a sort of sour citrus flavor way in the background somewhere. And it's pretty sweet.

The main flavoring in Underberg is gentian, which I don't taste much in Jaegermeister. Underberg is a lot more bitter... uh, bitterer?

And Jaegermeister doesn't come in those little mini paper-wrapped bottles.

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Posted 04 July 2004 - 09:48 PM

I like jagermeister just fine as a regular drink as well, rather than as an ingredient in a fratboy shotfest.

I only wish it wasn't so sweet. Every time I have it I think that.

I prefer Fernet Branca precisely because it's not too sweet -- less cough syrupy than Jaegermeister.

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Posted 05 July 2004 - 09:37 AM

I'm not sure about the Jäger in Germany, but the stuff I've drank on my many visits to Canada (usually twice a year) is much different. It doesn't have that cough syrup consistency or thickness and it also doesn't have that heavy aftertaste. It is "dryer" and less sweet.

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Posted 05 July 2004 - 12:47 PM

I'm not sure about the Jäger in Germany, but the stuff I've drank on my many visits to Canada (usually twice a year) is much different.  It doesn't have that cough syrup consistency or thickness and it also doesn't have that heavy aftertaste.  It is "dryer" and less sweet.

Interesting. Assuming that Jägermeister is significantly less sweet in the incarnations not intended for the American market reinforces the notion that it is a herbal digestive like Fernet Branca and Underberg, and suggests that it was sweetened for American tastes and modes of consumption (most Americans don't even know what a digestive is, and bitter is not a flavor that is appreciated by many Americans). Would you say that the Canadian version is closer in style to Fernet Branca, et al?
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Posted 05 July 2004 - 12:50 PM

Back during my college days (this is going back to the late 80's) I remember one party where some guy told me that the Jager in Europe actually had some narcotic ingredient in it. I'm sure this is pure bullshit, but I've actually heard other people mention this on other occassions.
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Posted 05 July 2004 - 01:09 PM

Back during my college days (this is going back to the late 80's) I remember one party where some guy told me that the Jager in Europe actually had some narcotic ingredient in it. I'm sure this is pure bullshit, but I've actually heard other people mention this on other occassions.

Yes, it is pure bullshit. And, IMO, this rumor is the primary reason behind the popularity of Jägermeister in America. I heard it plenty when I was in college, and knew many people who drank it exclusively for that reason (indeed, this is the stated reason the guys in Metallica got into it). While some few Americans with palates that appreciate bitter flavors may actually enjoy Jägermeister (I don't, but primarily because it is too sweet -- I wonder what I might think of the dryer version Beans tasted), I can't imagine that too many of the Americans drinking it actually enjoy the taste and would still partake of it were it not intoxicating. This ie because, despite the fact that it is very sweet it still has plenty of America's least favorite flavor: bitter. My working theory has always been that its popularity in the US owes a great deal to the "it gets you extra fucked-up" rumor. Nothing else explains why Jägermeister outsells, for example, Campari.

Here is a page on Snopes.com about the rumor that Jägermeister includes deer or elk blood as an ingredient (another persistent rumor). This passage I found especially interesting:

Jägermeister inadvertently contributes to the believability of the blood rumor by claiming to use "one or two secret spices" in its formula. This coyness is a common ploy used by products looking to build market share through fostering belief their offerings are so special their recipes must be jealously guarded lest competitors steal their thunder.


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