|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||3%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 25g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 8g||27%|
|*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.|
With a name like widow maker, you might expect a very intense drink, but it's actually a rather mild cocktail. Yet, it may be appropriate if you drink one too many. That might be easy to do because it's not only a unique (and fancy) way to enjoy Jägermeister, it's also rather delicious.
The recipe pairs the herbal power of Jagermeister with vodka, which helps smooth out the somewhat notorious liqueur. Adding a coffee liqueur gives the drink a nice dimension while the grenadine brings in a bit of sweetness.
Overall, it's an inviting taste and a recipe you'll likely come back to again. Enjoy it with friends, during happy hour, or with dinner. It makes a nice alternative to the average dessert cocktail or Jager shot and Jägermeister is actually more often enjoyed as a digestif in Germany, where it is made.
Gather the ingredients.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all of the ingredients.
Serve and enjoy!
- Choose a premium vodka for this cocktail to ensure the taste meets your expectations. Pouring a low-quality vodka will bring the drink's quality down and this is designed to be a fine cocktail, not just another Jägermeister drink.
- For the coffee liqueur, Kahlua may be the obvious choice because it's the most popular. There are others you might like to try, including Firelit and the coffee options from Leopold Bros., St. George Spirits, and New Deal. And, if you're in the mood for an experiment, this is a great recipe to try out a homemade coffee liqueur.
- Though you can adjust the ingredients to suit your taste, it's often best to keep the first three equal. Definitely try not to go overboard on the Jägermeister in order to retain a good balance of flavors.
- If you need a touch more sweetness, add another drop of grenadine.
- The widow maker is an excellent cocktail to serve on the rocks in an old-fashioned glass.
- For a fun twist, try a flavored vodka in the widow maker. Vanilla would be an excellent choice, as would an espresso vodka. You may enjoy citrus or berry vodkas as well.
- Instead of grenadine, you can use a pomegranate liqueur such as Pama. Alternatively, other red fruit liqueurs (e.g., strawberry, raspberry, or cherry) can be a good substitute.
- There are no exact substitutions for Jägermeister, though you can experiment with similar herbal blends in this drink. Some good options include Fernet Branca, Root Liqueur, and Underberg.