Jagermeister Cocktails for Metalheads

Jagermeister Cocktails for Metalheads

Next week, the “Big Four” of Metal (Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth) play Yankee Stadium. Our buddies at Jagermeister (with help from mixologists Fred Dexheimer and Todd Richman) whipped up these cocktails in their honor, all featuring that devilish herbal liqueur. They were too amusing not to post here. I’d post pictures but I am sure they are all pretty much jet black.

(By the way my first ever original recipe — invented in college, of course — was a Jager shooter with 151 and Raspberry Liqueur called the Warhammer (equal parts, ice cold). It will kill all of these!)

Angel of Death – Slayer
1.5oz Old Overholt Rye
1oz Jägermeister
1oz Averna
3 dashes Jerry Thomas Decanter Bitters
Brandied Cherries

Build, stir with ice and garnish with a cherry.

Reign in Blood – Slayer
2oz Jägermeister
.75oz Beefeater 24 Gin
.5oz Raspberry Simple Syrup
.5oz Iced Tea

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add Ice and Stir. Strain into a Double Old Fashioned Glass. Lemon Twist for garnish.

Bring The Noise – Anthrax
1.5oz Jägermeister
1.5oz Grapefruit Juice
.5oz Don Q Anejo rum
.5oz Velvet Falernum

Combine all ingredients with Ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass.

Devil’s Island – Megadeth
1.5oz Don Q Anejo Rum
1oz Jägermeister
.5oz Velvet Falernum
1oz Fresh Orange Juice
1oz Pineapple Juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Combine all ingredients in a tall glass, swizzle with crushed ice. Add more crushed ice and float with Jägermeister on top. Garnish with a pineapple leaf.

Five Magics – Megadeth
1oz Jägermeister
1oz Plymouth Gin
1oz Gekkeikan Plum Sake
.5oz Fresh Orange Juice

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a glass with ice. Top with Ginger Beer and a piece of crystallized ginger.

Anarchy in the UK – Megadeth
1.5oz Jägermeister
1.5oz Plymouth Gin
1oz unsweetened iced tea
1 sugar cube
3 lemon slices

Muddle the lemon and sugar, add the iced tea and spirits and add ice. Stir and garnish with a lemon wheel. 

Metal Thrashing Mad – Anthrax
1.5oz Jägermeister
.5oz Appleton Estate Reserve
.5oz Domaine de Canton
.5oz Fresh Lime Juice
.5oz Fresh Orange Juice
.5oz Pineapple Juice
.5oz Raspberry Simple Syrup

Dry Shake and pour over crushed ice in a tall glass. Garnish with a mint leaf and float 2 barspoons of Jägermeister over the top.

Armed and Dangerous – Anthrax
1oz Rye
1oz Jägermeister

In an rocks glass, add the spirits, add the ice and top with Cola. Garnish with a lime.

Fade to Black – Metallica
In a mixing glass with ice stir the following:
1.5oz of Jägermeister
.5oz of Green Chartreuse

Pour into a shot glass.

Trapped Under Ice – Metallica
1.5oz Plymouth Gin
1oz Jägermeister

Top with Fever Tree Tonic and a Lime Wedge.

Master of Puppets – Metallica
1oz Rye
1oz Jägermeister
1 tsp Demarara syrup
2 dashes Jerry Thomas Bitters
Lemon Twist

Build, stir with ice, strain into cocktail glass serve with Lemon Twist.

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

1 Comment

  1. Ash on September 11, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Ahh… I’d love to see someone actually trying to order one of these at a metal gig.

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