Willy Shine, the “brandmeister” for Mast-Jägermeister U.S., likes to point out that Jägermeister is basically a German amaro with a great deal of heritage behind it. “Jägermeister is a very versatile liquid to work within the realm of cocktails,” he says.
Shine believes the two base spirits in this riff on an Old Fashioned make a perfect match. “Jägermeister and rye whiskey pair together harmoniously, so it was only natural to create a Jägermeister version” of the classic whiskey cocktail, he says. “I love the spicy notes in this cocktail, as well as the layers of flavor upon every sip.”
- 1 ounce Jägermeister
- 1 ounce rye whiskey
- 1 barspoon maple syrup
- 1 dash Dale DeGroff’s pimento bitters
- Garnish: orange twist
Add all ingredients into a chilled Old Fashioned glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
Express the oils from an orange twist over the glass and drop into the glass.