Jägermeister (literally “master of hunters”) is a magnificent German herbal liquor whose ingredients include 56 herbs, fruits, roots, and spices, including citrus peel, licorice, anis, poppy seeds, saffron, ginger, juniper berries, and ginseng. Apparently these ingredients are ground, soaked in water and alcohol for 2–3 days, filtered and stored in oak barrels for about a year. After that the liqueur is filtered again, mixed with sugar, caramel, alcohol, and water. It is finally filtered one last time and then bottled. For some odd reason the drink has recently become a big sponsor of heavy rock youth culture. Regardless of that, it is a noble and deeply satisfying drink that is part of the European tradition of ‘digestive’ after-dinner drinks. This is one of the few Kosher ones available, so enjoy…
Tips: The company recommends that Jägermeister be kept on ice and served cold, but we find it just as good at room temperature. A small dose after a good meal will help your digestive system. Not just good then, but also good for you. What’s not to like?
Price: £16 (0.7L)