Jagermeister is the best-selling German spirit in the world. It is produced from a mysterious blend of 56 fruits, roots and herbs with 35% alcohol. The recipe was developed in 1935 and still remains a closely guarded secret today. It should always be served ice cold, and is best enjoyed as a shot, with a beer chaser or mixed with an energy drink.
Jagermeister comes from the German words Jager and Meister meaning 'master of the hunt' or 'master hunter' in the sense of 'expert' or 'committed' hunter. The Jagermeister logo, the head of a stag with a glowing cross between the antlers, is a reference to the story of Saint Hubert.
On the edge of the label of a Jagermeister bottle, the following poem by Otto von Riesenthal is printed: (translated in English) This is the hunter's badge of glory - That he protects and tends his quarry, - Hunts with honour, as is due - And through the beast to God is true. So before you go hunting tonight - make sure you have an Ice Cold Shot of Jagermeister!