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21 Best Jägermeister Shots: Ultimate Visual Guide

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As a Londoner and drinks blogger with a penchant for exploring the uncharted territories of spirits and cocktails, I’ve often found Jägermeister shots to be the subject of intrigue.

Traditionally seen as a digestif, Jägermeister, that deep, dark, herbal liqueur from Germany with a complex blend of 56 herbs, fruits, roots, and spices, offers a versatile base for an array of shots.

Here, I delve into the mysterious world of Jagermeister shots; each concoction is a small adventure in its own right that promises to intrigue and refresh.


Best Jägermeister Shots 

Packed with flavour, here are 21 of the best Jägermeister shots; each unique potion is designed to intrigue, refresh and delight.

1. Jägerbomb


A modern classic, the Jägerbomb is as much a ritual as it is a shot. It’s the union of energy and herbs where Jägermeister meets the effervescence of an energy drink.

Ingredients: Jägermeister, energy drink.

How to make it: Drop a shot glass of Jägermeister into a tumbler of energy drink and watch the night take off.

2. Bloody Hunter

Bloody Hunter

A savoury, spicy shot that combines Jägermeister with tomato juice and hot sauce for a bold kick. It’s like a miniature Bloody Mary with an added kick.

Ingredients: Jägermeister, tomato juice, hot sauce.

How to make it: Mix and shoot for a fiery adventure.

3. Surfer on Acid

Surfer on Acid

This shot brings the beach party to your taste buds. It’s a cheerful mix of Jägermeister, coconut rum, and pineapple juice, offering a tropical twist on the traditional.

Ingredients: Jägermeister, coconut rum, pineapple juice.

How to make it: Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass. It’s a go-to shot for a summer evening.

4. Spiced Orange

Spiced Orange

A shot that plays on the contrast between Jägermeister’s herbal complexity and the sweet, citrusy brightness of orange liqueur, with a dash of hot sauce for heat.

Ingredients: Jägermeister, orange liqueur, hot sauce.

How to make it: Shake and strain for a shot that’s both spicy and sweet.

5. Jägerbarrel

5. Jägerbarrel

Evoking the sweetness of root beer, the Jägerbarrel is a nostalgic trip, especially for our American cousins. I prefer it with Ginger Beer as a Flying Hirsch.

Ingredients: Jägermeister, root beer.

How to make it: Combine in equal measures and serve in a shot glass. It’s like revisiting childhood but with a cheeky kick.

6. German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake

OK, it’s now dessert time. The herbal bitterness of Jägermeister with the sweet caramel of butterscotch schnapps, followed by a tangy lemon chase.

Ingredients: Jägermeister, butterscotch schnapps, lemon, sugar.

How to make it: Coat a lemon slice in sugar, take a shot, and bite the lemon.

7. Flying Hirsch

Flying Hirsch

A twist on the Jäger Bomb, the Flying Hirsch replaces the energy drink with my fave, ginger beer, for a spicier profile (and you will be able to get to sleep at night).

Ingredients: Jägermeister, ginger beer.

How to make it: Drop a shot of Jäger into a glass of ginger beer. It’s a lavish elevation of the classic.

8. Black Blood

Black Blood

For those who love the macabre, the Black Blood combines Jägermeister with blue curacao for a visually striking shot.

Ingredients: Jägermeister, blue curacao.

How to make it: Layer carefully a shot of each for a two-tone effect. It’s as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the palate.

9. Stags Blood

Stags Blood

A shot that’s as regal as it sounds, blending the herbal depth of Jägermeister with the sweet tartness of cherry liqueur.

Ingredients: Jägermeister, cherry liqueur.

How to make it: Mix in equal parts for a shot that’s herbal, tart and sweet.

10. Jäger Spice

Jäger Spice

Adding a dash of cinnamon schnapps to Jägermeister creates a warming shot perfect for chilly evenings.

Ingredients: Jägermeister, cinnamon schnapps.

How to make it: Combine a shot of each; the winter fireplace is optional.

11. Viking Blood

Viking Blood

A nod to Jägermeister’s Germanic roots, this rather scary-sounding shot combines it with the Scandinavian spirit, aquavit.

Ingredients: Jägermeister, aquavit.

How to make it: Mix together for a shot that’s bold and adventurous.

12. Frost Bite

Frost Bite

A cool mix of Jägermeister, peppermint schnapps, and chocolate syrup. It reminds me of the mouthwash I have to rise with at my dentist… (no, you can’t have his number).

Ingredients: Jägermeister, peppermint schnapps, chocolate syrup.

How to make it: Cold shake with ice and then strain to ensure it’s super chilled.

13. Hunter’s Friend

Hunter’s Friend

A shot for the whiskey aficionados, combining the complexity of bourbon with Jägermeister’s herbal notes.

Ingredients: Jägermeister, bourbon.

How to make it: Just mix and shoot. It’s a companion for deep conversations, and if you have too many… nonsense conversations.

14. Toxic Waste

Toxic Waste

A vibrant, neon green shot that’s as fun to look at as it is to drink, mixing Jägermeister with Midori and lime juice. We used absinthe instead and called it rocket fuel back in the day.

Ingredients: Jägermeister, Midori, lime juice.

How to make it: Shake and strain for a shot that’s electric and tangy.

15. Deer and Beer

Deer and Beer

A simple, no-frills combination that celebrates the best of both worlds: a shot of Jägermeister chased by a hearty swig of beer.

Ingredients: Jägermeister, beer.

How to make it: Take the shot and follow it with a gulp of beer. Simple.

16. Bavarian Berry

Bavarian Berry

This shot marries the rich herbs of Jägermeister with sweet raspberry liqueur for a fruity, refreshing twist.

Ingredients: Jägermeister, Raspberry Liqueur.

How to make it: Mix half of each and serve for a very berry shot experience.

17. Elk Creek

Elk Creek

An American twist on the German classic, this shot combines Jägermeister with peach schnapps and cranberry juice for a fruity kick.

Ingredients: Jägermeister, peach schnapps, cranberry juice.

How to make it: Shake and strain for a shot that’s sweet and tart.

18. Black Forest

Black Forest

Inspired by the famous German forest (and a certain cake), this shot layers Jägermeister with Kahlúa and cherry liqueur for a decadent treat.

Ingredients: Jägermeister, Kahlúa, cherry liqueur.

How to make it: Carefully layer for a dessert in a glass.

19. Harley Oil

Harley Oil

A nod to the biker culture, this rugged shot mixes Jägermeister with cola for a caffeine kick.

Ingredients: Jägermeister, cola.

How to make it: Combine and shoot for a bike-tastic Jäger combo.

20. Jäger Tonic

Jäger Tonic

A herbal, refreshing shot that opens up the flavours of Jägermeister’s depth with the crispness of tonic water.

Ingredients: Jägermeister, tonic water.

How to make it: Mix and enjoy a shot that’s more sedate than others on the list but still invigorating.

21. Jäger Rita

Jäger Rita

A German take on the Mexican classic margarita, this shot replaces tequila with Jägermeister for a unique margarita experience in shot form.

Ingredients: Jägermeister, lime juice, triple sec.

How to make it: Mix equal parts Jäger, lime juice, and triple sec and enjoy the show.



jager bottle and shot glasses

As a gin lover, venturing into the dark and often murky world of Jägermeister shots has been an unusual and often unnerving divergence from my usual botanicals.

Each Jäger shot offers a unique experience; whether it’s a burst of energy, a touch of sweetness, or comforting warmth, there is something here to suit every mood, season and occasion.

Also Read: 14 Best Jägermeister Mixers You Need To Try


Bonus: My Jägermeister Journey

Covent Garden tube station
Covent Garden Tube, London

So, picture the scene, me and my cousin decided to meet up in London for drinks after work. 

I have no idea what gave us the idea to start the evening with Jägerbombs, but as I’m typing, and he’s not here, we will say it was all his idea.

Anyways, about 5 Jägerbombs each later, we decided to move to another drinking establishment, but we needed to navigate the lift at the London Underground tube station at Covent Garden.

It must have been the combination of fresh air and a rather brisk walk through the streets of London that, by the time we got in the packed 20-person lift, we both had a more uplifted view of life.

Being in that lift with all the serious office workers in their serious suits, briefcases and long umbrellas felt like being back at school at assembly when you had to be quiet and would be in big trouble if you laughed.

Well, we looked at each other and started to laugh a little, then a lot, and then we could not stop laughing; he ended up crying, and when, through my laughter, I managed to finally speak, all I could say was, “OMG, I’m going to wet myself”.

At that point, the entire lift of (non-Jägermeister consuming) commuters started laughing, too, and when the lift doors finally opened, the sight of an entire lift of people coming out of the lift in hysterics was priceless.

And yes, I managed to get to the loo in time.


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