Short for Jägermeister. Pronounced "yay-ger-my-ster", or simply "yay-ger". A darkly-colored liqeuer (not liquor; yes, there's a difference) with an alcohol
content of 35%, or 70 proof
. Commonly spelled "Jager" instead of "Jäger" due to the fact that typing an umlaut
(¨) over the letter A in "Jäger" is a pain in the ass for Americans.
Jäger is pretty expensive, about 20 dollar
s for a fifth
and 30 dollars for a liter, which is a fifth half again
. By comparison, cheap rum
with an alcohol content of 40% costs about $17 for a 1.75 liter bottle, more than twice as much as a fifth. If you just want to get drunk
, Jäger is not for you. If you actually drink for the flavor in addition to the drunkenness, give Jäger a try. The taste of Jäger is similar to black licorice. The "Jäger Bomb", a drink consisting of Jäger with Red Bull
, is a very popular mixed drink.
If you want to drink in public, Jäger is ideal. Pour some Jäger into a soda or diet soda bottle. Jäger looks almost identical to soda, and thus the dark caramel-colored Jäger is perfect for bottles made for caramel-colored sodas such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Diet Coke, or Diet Pepsi.