Fright Night in the Grove Cocktail

Friday night in the grove cocktail recipe

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
643 Calories
1g Fat
125g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 643
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 125g 46%
Dietary Fiber 16g 58%
Total Sugars 84g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 327mg 1,637%
Calcium 223mg 17%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 1424mg 30%
*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.)

Here is an interesting Jägermeister cocktail that many people will enjoy, especially those who are fans of the powerful liqueur. The fright night in the grove recipe mixes Jäger with aged tequila for an unforgettable drink. While it's a great candidate for Halloween parties, it would also be nice anytime you want a cocktail with that piles on the flavor.

The recipe comes from Jägermeister and is a terrific use for the herbal German liqueur. It takes center stage, far outweighing the reposado tequila, which is an interesting twist that works out surprisingly well. Adding a little grapefruit juice for a tart flavor and the sweetness of simple syrup rounds off the experience perfectly. It is, arguably, one of the more impressive and refreshing Jäger drinks you'll have the pleasure of drinking.


  • 1/2 ounce reposado tequila

  • 2 ounces Jägermeister liqueur

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup

  • Grapefruit slice, for garnish

  • Pinch kosher or sea salt, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for Fright night in the grove cocktail
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  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the tequila, Jägermeister, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup.

    Pour ingredients in a shaker
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  3. Shake well.

    Shake well
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  4. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.

    Strain into a glass
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  5. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit and a pinch of salt. Serve and enjoy.

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  • Simple syrup can be purchased at many grocery and liquor stores. It's very easy to make the syrup at home, though, because it simply requires sugar, water, and about 15 minutes of your time. Going that route can cost just a few cents per batch.
  • Squeezing a single grapefruit should yield between 5 and 6 ounces of juice. You'll have plenty for multiple drinks, so share the experience with a few friends or store the excess in the refrigerator.

Recipe Variations

How Strong Is a Fright Night in the Grove Cocktail?

Despite its delicious taste, you will want to take it easy with this drink because it's pretty potent. Its alcohol content comes out to around 20 percent ABV (40 proof). That's half the strength of the tequila and equivalent to martini-style cocktails like the cosmopolitan.