Bed of Roses Cocktail

Jagermeister's Bed of Roses Cocktail
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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
232 Calories
0g Fat
39g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 232
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 34mg 170%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 198mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The bed of roses cocktail shows the softer side of Jägermeister. It is an unusual recipe for the liqueur which has become famous (or infamous) for party drinks like the Jäger bomb, but it's a very lovely cocktail that you won't want to miss.

This recipe is actually a bit like a Jägermeister sour. You'll notice that the lemon juice alone outweighs the liqueur. With the lime juice added, it becomes a citrus-forward drink. This works surprisingly well because the juices add a refreshing tartness against Jäger's herbal bouquet, and it all comes into balance with the fruity sweetness of grenadine. One taste will prove that Jäger really does have a place in high-end cocktails.


  • 1 1/2 ounces Jägermeister

  • 2 ounces lemon juice

  • 1 ounce grenadine

  • 1/2 ounce lime juice

  • Lime slice, for garnish

  • Cherry, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, pour the Jägermeister, lemon juice, grenadine, and lime juice. Fill with ice.

  3. Shake well.

  4. Strain into a cocktail or old-fashioned glass.

  5. Add a slice of lime and cherry garnish. Serve and enjoy.


  • Fresh citrus juices are going to improve this cocktail greatly. You can actually make it very easy by squeezing one whole lemon and one whole lime directly into the shaker. Both fruits tend to yield the perfect amount of juice the recipe calls for.
  • If you really want to step up your game, try the drink with homemade grenadine. It is very easy to make because it's essentially a simple syrup made with pomegranate juice rather than water. You can even use the fresh fruit when it's in season (typically late fall and early winter).
  • Toss that jar of neon red maraschinos and replace it with real maraschino cherries instead. Brands like Luxardo make great cherries for garnishing, and they're not bleached and dyed like the bright red ones. You can also look for "cocktail" cherries from many companies or make your own maraschinos when cherries are in season.

Recipe Variations

  • Like all sour drinks, adjust the sweet and sour ingredients to suit your personal taste. You might find that pouring equal parts of Jäger and lemon is a better mix or that you prefer just a hint of grenadine.
  • Jägermeister uses a proprietary recipe of herbs and botanicals to get the flavor, but there are a couple of liqueurs that are similar that you could use as a substitute in this recipe. Underberg is another German liqueur that's very similar, and Ramazzotti Amaro is a recommended digestif as well.

How Strong Is a Bed of Roses Cocktail?

Not only will the bed of roses prove that Jäger can be enjoyed with delicate, fresh flavors, but it's also a surprisingly low-proof cocktail. Since the 70-proof liqueur is the only alcohol, it shakes up to just 9 percent ABV (18 proof). That makes this martini-style drink lighter than the majority of wine.