MasterMix Cocktail

Jagermeister's Mastermix Cocktail Recipe
Think of the Mastermix as a Jagermeister martini (and it's quite good). Foodcollection/Getty Images
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)

Jägermeister meets the martini in the mastermix cocktail recipe, a very interesting drink that may just change your mind about the somewhat notorious liqueur. This cocktail really shows off the flavor of Jägermeister and proves that it's not just for Jäger bombs and vodka Red Bulls!

In this recipe from Jägermeister, the liqueur simply takes over the role of gin or vodka in the standard martini cocktail. The liqueur's herbal bouquet is a surprisingly wonderful pairing for dry vermouth and a hint of bitters. The flavor is fascinating and the mastermix is a wonderfully sophisticated way to enjoy Jäger.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces Jägermeister
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • Dash Angostura Bitters
  • Garnish: ​cherry

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour all of the ingredients and stir well.

  3. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

  4. Add a cherry garnish.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • If you tend to back off on the vermouth in your martinis, you may not want to do that here because it relaxes the more flavorful spirit rather nicely. When you first try this recipe, pour the ingredients as recommended. You can always make adjustments while mixing up the next round.
  • To get the best tasting mastermix cocktail, make sure you are not pouring outdated vermouth. Once opened, a bottle only has a shelf life of about three months and it should always be refrigerated. If your vermouth doesn't meet those standards, it's time to pick up a new bottle.
  • You can also chill your bottle of Jägermeister as well. Starting with cold ingredients will slow down the ice melt and reduce the dilution a little bit. It's not necessary because your cocktail will still have plenty of flavor, but some people prefer to go that route.

Recipe Variations

  • While dry vermouth is recommended, you may enjoy this cocktail with sweet vermouth instead. To get a balance of both, mix it up like a perfect martini with equal parts of both dry and sweet vermouth.
  • Have fun exploring the bitters for this cocktail. It's a small touch that can play a significant role in accenting the base flavors. Rather than aromatic bitters like Angostura, try rhubarb, celery, or some other savory-flavored bitters. There are some fun options out there!
  • You can also vary the garnish. A simple lemon or orange twist spritzed over the glass then dropped inside the drink is a nice way to dress this one up.

How Strong Is a MasterMix?

Just like most alcohol-only martinis, the mastermix is not a weak drink, though it's also not the strongest. In fact, it's more potent than a vodka Red Bull! Generally, you can expect this recipe to have an alcohol content around 22 percent ABV (44 proof). It's lighter than a gin or vodka martini simply because Jägermeister is only 70 proof, where the other liquors are typically bottled at 80 proof.