The Jagerita

The Jagerita

The Jagerita is a new twist on the classic Margarita. Instead of tequila, Jägermeister is used to give the drink an herbal, floral, spring/summery flavor.

The What Now?

The Jägerita! A Jägerita is a variant on the classic margarita except, but instead of tequila, Jägermeister is the main ingredient.

What’s Jägermeister?

So, for those of you that don’t recall the the pleasure nightmare of Jägerbombs and Jäger shots in college, Jägermeister is a German herbal liqueur that’s kind of synonymous with drunk sorority girls and frat bros. In fact every time I hear the word Jäger, I think of this video:

Fuckin Jägerbombs. Jägerbombs. Jägerbombs. Fuckin Jägerbombs. Jägerbombs. Jägerbombs. Jägerbombs!

Oh, Broskis. Jägermeister is usually associated with gross shots and nasty hangovers and most people are disgusted with the thought of it. However, I bet you didn’t know there are some real uses for a Jägermeister? It’s a light and floral aperitif made with 56 different fruits, roots, herbs, and spices including citrus peel, anise, poppy seeds, saffron, ginger, juniper berries, and ginseng. Ya hear that, 56 herbs and spices!? Suck on that, Colonel Sanders.

So, whatever you may put Jägermeister in will take on a very floral flavor. Enter the Jägerita. A sweet, tart, floral cocktail that is perfect for spring and summer. Actually, it’s pretty awesome all year round. I could go on and on about it but I’m going to let cocktail king Jeffrey Morgenthaller explain it.

I’m Down! What Do I Need To Make A Jägerita?

Well first thing’s first. Head on down to the ol’ liquor store and pick yourself up some Jägermeister. You’ll also need a bottle of Cointreau, which is an orange liqueur. Lastly, stop by the grocery store to pick up about 5-10 limes and some blue agave syrup.

WTF Is Blue Agave Syrup?

The original version of the Jägerita calls for simple syrup to sweeten the drink. I wanted to keep this somewhat tequila like. Tequila is a liquor made from the blue agave plant, so we are going to use blue agave syrup. You can get it anywhere, literally. I was in a CVS the other day and saw blue agave syrup on sale. Amazon also has it. I got mine from Trader Joe’s but really any brand will do. They’re all pretty decent.

All you need to do is add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake for 15 seconds. Strain into a coupé or martini glass and BAM, Jägeritaville.

Currently Jamming To

Summer’s come, spring is gone life goes on and on and I’m just bored to tears.

This recipe requires a little something special. Here’s a list of what you will need:

The Jägerita
The Jagerita
Serves 1
A twist on the traditional margarita. Instead of tequila use Jägermesiter for a floral summery cocktail
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Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
3 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
3 min
  1. 1.5 Ounces Jägermesiter
  2. .75 Ounces Cointreau
  3. .75 Ounces Lime Juice
  4. 2 Teaspoons Blue Agave Syrup
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add all ingredients and shake for 15 seconds.
  3. Strain into a martini or coupé glass and garnish with a lime wheel.
  1. This recipe can be easily scaled.
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14 comments on “The Jagerita

  1. June 7, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Please let me put this in my mouth now… after the last couple days I pretty much NEED this!

  2. June 7, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Wow I could sure use this right now. Love the moody photos too!

    • June 7, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you so much, Signora!!

  3. June 7, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    I would have NEVER put this together! lol Thanks for sharing. If offered one, I just might give it a try. Cheers.

    -Courtney from

    • June 7, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      Thanks Courtney!

  4. June 8, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Wow! Can roughly imagine the composition of the cocktail, how it’s really delicious!

  5. June 8, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Lol, that video you shared was out of pocket! This looks like a yummy, potent drink and surely something that would get me drunk too fast (remembering college years now..). Thank you for sharing this gorge drink recipe!

  6. June 8, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I have some very good memories of drinking Jaga on nights out 😉

  7. June 8, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    An herbal, flora aperitif mixed with the sweet aromatic Cointreau, and limes? Sounds fascinating!

    • June 9, 2016 at 8:56 am

      🙂 Considering Jagermeister’s reputation, I was pleasantly surprised as well!

  8. June 8, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Used to be a HUGE jager fan back in the day. This sounds and looking amazing! I have to try this!

  9. June 8, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Wow I had no idea Jäger had so many herbal ingredients. I have much more respect for it now haha. This cocktail sounds so delicious too. Thanks for sharing!

  10. June 9, 2016 at 7:21 am

    I never knew there were so many ingredients and herbs. Thanks for sharing!

  11. June 9, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Can I have this now? With the week I’ve had, I definitely will be needing this.

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