1/2 oz. Barenjager Honey Liqueur
1/2 oz. Jagermeister herbal liqueur
Layer the Barenjager on top of the Jagermeister in a shot glass. Tilt head back and enjoy.
This is something a little different from some of the other recipes we’ve offered up. And no, it doesn’t taste like the cereal.
I was excited to try this shot based on the positive experiences I’ve had recently with some other finer liqueurs. ShareMyShot has given some big kudos to French products Chambord raspberry liqueur and also to Marie Brizard Creme de Banana Liqueur. And today we are pleased to give a solid recommendation to the Barenjager Honey Liqueur.
Barenjager is a German honey-flavored liqueur made from aromatic highland honey, vodka, and a secret blend of natural ingredients. It was developed in Eastern Prussia centuries ago and is a high quality spirit. Depending on the particular blend you buy, a 750ML bottle should run you between $20-$32. It’s worth it to have this bottle behind your bar.
There are some cheaper honey liqueurs you can buy and use here if you are really hurting financially. You could substitute Old Krupnik honey liqueur and even Wild Turkey has a honey liqueur product on the market. It is the only bourbon-based honey liqueur on the market and is made with real honey. However, to make a true Honeycomb shot using the best ingredients (per the recipe), we strongly encourage you to use Barenjager.
The Jagermeister element of the shot is not to be tampered with at all. Use only Jagermeister.
And because Jagermeister is often kept chilled, you can actually try this shot either way and see which temp you like best. DO NOT put the ingredients in a shaker with ice to chill it. If your Jagermeister is kept behind the bar at room temp, then serve the shot at room temp. After all, honey is typically a warm flavor/ingredient. But if you do keep your Jagermeister in the freezer, then you can serve the shot with that cold chill and see how you like it. You can always leave the bottle out if you prefer the shot non-chilled.
Otherwise, prepare the shot as directed. Simply start with the Jagermeister and put the Barenjager on top of it.
When you toss down the shot, you definitley get the power of the honey blast. This is a fine flavored liqueur. The Jagermeister works well to keep it from tasting like a whole spoonful of honey. If I want something that one-dimensional, I’ll get the plastic bear bottle of honey we use on my kid’s cereal and I’ll take a slug of that. So the Jagermeister plays a nice complimentary role.
I really enjoyed the shot, but can’t say it’s worthy of a really high score. It’s a simple combination that is pretty pleasant tasting thanks to the fine ingredients. We at ShareMyShot give this a 3 on a scale of 5.
You could probably classify this as a dessert shot. It would go good with a piece of cake or some other pastry as you relax with some friends on a nice night. So act like a busy bee and buzz around with a tray of these sweet shooters. We believe they’ll enjoy it.