German Vacation

The name “German Vacation” makes us think of German sunbathers leaving their towels on pool chairs, rather than the 56-ingredient sweet-bitter gut punch of Jägermeister, a German Kraüterlikor.

But that’s what brilliant mixologist Sother Teague calls for in his German Vacation recipe, so that’s what we made (if not without some measure of trepidation). The result? A shockingly-delicious, totally-tropical refreshment with flavors of cherry and citrus.

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Shake all ingredients (except the bitters) with ice. Strain into a tall glass or tiki mug filled with crushed or pebble ice. Add more ice humped up above the level of the drink, and saturate the ice with bitters. Garnish with a lime wedge or a piece of candied ginger.

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