This liqueur has a rich history. It developed as a mead-like "moonshine" among the "Bärenjägers," or bear hunters, of medieval Europe. By the 15th century. these "meschkinnes" brews were made by many people. It was around the time that Tuecke & Koenig Bear Trap Company introduced the first commercially produced bärenfang, Bärenjäger. The company has been around since and is now owned by Schwarze & Schlichte.
- Honey-flavored liqueur with a vodka base, flavored with honey and other natural ingredients
- Imported by Sidney Frank Importing Co, Inc
- 35% alc/volume (70 proof)
- Retails for around $28/750ml bottle
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You can even include Bärenjäger in your cooking. Simply use it in the same manner as either honey or wine. Be sure to take into account the thickness of the liquid as well as the flavor.