The cold weather is officially here. We can’t fight it anymore. But if there’s one way to help ease the blow of the chilly nights, it’s with a brand new cocktail recipe. And I’ve got just the drink to warm you up this season…the Jägermeister Cold Brew Espresso Martini. This post contains an item that was gifted to me (marked with an asterisk). All opinions are of course my own.
A Brief History Of Jägermeister
For anyone who isn’t familiar with Jägermeister as a brand, or their latest product the Jäger Cold Brew, don’t worry I’m here to explain. Starting with Jägermeister themselves…they’re a German company known for their iconic herbal liqueur, Jägermeister. The drink can be describe as a ‘digestif’ which is pretty much the opposite to an ‘aperitif‘. This means that, while the aperitif is a drink for before meal, a digestif is (yep, you guessed it) something you drink after a meal.
The name ‘Jägermeister’ translates to ‘master hunter’, which links back to the liqueur’s maker, Curt Mast, who was a keen hunter (and liqueur lover as well!). He developed the drink himself and it was ready for release in 1935. Since it’s creation, the classic recipe remains completely unchanged to this day and it’s even still served in its iconic green glass bottle.
So, what is Jägermeister Cold Brew?
Jägermeister’s latest release comes in the form of a coffee twist on their classic liqueur, the Cold Brew. Jäger Cold Brew brings together the classic herbal flavours of the original drink with an intense cold brew coffee addition. Perfect for sipping on as the weather chills a little.
I think a lot of people think of Jägermeister and instantly associate it with the very classic ‘Jägerbomb’ (Jägermeister and Red Bull). As much as I’m quite partial to one of them on a night out, it’s not something that I’m exactly going to whip up on a Friday night when I’m watching Gogglebox is it? If you’re someone who associates Jägermeister with the likes of parties, nights out and Jägerbombs then I’m here to tell you why it’s way more than that. I mean…it can be used in an espresso martini, which is one of the most glamorous cocktails out there if you ask me.
How To Make A Jägermeister Cold Brew Espresso Martini
So, how do we make this glamorous Jäger Cold Brew espresso martini cocktail then Faye? you might be asking right now. Well, here’s how…coffee lovers, you’re going to be obsessed with this.
1 teaspoon Nutella
40ml Jägermeister Cold Brew*
10ml sugar syrup
3 coffee beans
Plenty of ice
I tried out a few different versions of the recipe until I found ‘the one’ and boy is it delicious. Compared to a few of the other cocktails that I’ve shared on here this one has a little bit more preparation involved. But it’s still super simple so don’t worry. The only prep needed is making up your 40ml of coffee and adding in the Nutella in advance.
I’ve found that the best thing to do is to pop the Nutella in with the coffee, give it a stir until it melts in and then cool the coffee/Nutella mix in the fridge for a little while before you make up the cocktail. That way it stops any ‘bittiness’ when you make the drink up. The first time I made it I didn’t leave the coffee to cool and the drink ended up looking as though it had split a bit. So my one tip is to make sure you chill the coffee and Nutella mixture first!
Before you make the cocktail:
Add the Nutella into 40ml of hot coffee and stir in until it has melted.
Once melted, put the coffee/Nutella mixture into the fridge to chill for around 30 minutes (feel free to leave it in longer if you have time!).
Making the cocktail:
Fill your martini glass with crushed ice (to chill it).
Fill half/three-quarters of your cocktail shaker with crushed ice.
Take the coffee/Nutella mixture out of the fridge. Add into the cocktail shaker.
Add in the 40ml Jäger Cold Brew and the sugar syrup.
Pop the lid on the shaker and give it a good ‘ole shake.
Remove the ice from your martini glass and strain in the liquid from the shaker.
Add three coffee beans to the top of the cocktail. Serve and enjoy!
I’m yet to master the art of frothing/foaming when it comes to cocktails so I guess I’ll have to keep working on my technique. That just means I’ll have an excuse to make more of these though so I can’t complain! What are your thoughts on espresso martini’s? Are they one of your go-to cocktails to order? Have you tried Jägermeister’s new Cold Brew yet? Also, if you have any tips on getting a fabulous foam on an espresso martini then send them my way.
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