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A Day at the (Crawfish) Races

A Day at the Crawfish Races cocktail / Tim Nusog

“We all know—or in some cases, remember—that Jägermeister is great as an ice-cold shot, but it’s nice as a sipper, in a Hot Toddy or as a modifier in twists on classic cocktails,” says Evan Wolf, a bartender at Sidecar Patio & Oyster Bar in New Orleans.  

For this mashup of a Mint Julep and Cobbler, Wolf uses blackberry jam and fresh blackberries, but you can play around with any seasonal or preferred fruit. Use a meat tenderizer or rolling pin if you don’t have bar tools to make crushed ice.


  • 2 ounces mint-tea-infused Jägermeister*
  • 1/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 heaping teaspoon blackberry jam 
  • Garnish: mint sprig 
  • Garnish: 2 blackberries


  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with one ice cube and shake for 10 seconds.

  2. Double-strain into a double Old Fashioned glass filled with roughly crushed ice.

  3. Garnish with a mint sprig and 2 skewered fresh blackberries.

*Mint-tea-infused Jägermeister: Add 1 bag mint tea to 250 mL Jägermeister. Steep for one hour, then remove the tea bag.