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The Red Death Wet Dream

This strawberry Jägermeister sour uses smokey meal and bright citrus to create a bittersweet patio pounder for the last days of Summer.

When I see Jägermeister on cocktail lists, I usually find that they take a backseat to other elements of the drink. In this cocktail, Jägermeister has the spotlight all to itself. Smokey mezcal and strawberry puree help boost the fruit flavors of the Jäger, creating a dynamic combination that’s sure to win over the most avid Jägermeister deniers.

2 oz Jägermeister

1/2 oz Mezcal (+ 1/2 oz Mezcal not included in cocktail shaker)

1 1/4 oz Strawberry Puree

1 oz Lime

4 dash Angostura Bitters

Mint Sprig

Mezcal Rinse

  1. Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker tin with ice.
  2. Shake well, about 40-60 seconds.
  3. Add lots of ice to a rocks glass. Pour 1/2 oz additional mezcal into the bottom of your glass over the ice.
  4. Double strain the cocktail over ice and Mezcal. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a lime wheel and enjoy!

(While we did not add seltzer to this drink in class, I have found since that a splash of seltzer water significantly lightens this cocktail, if it was too heavy for your taste.)

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