Pronunciation: [YAH-ger-my-ster]

A 70-prrof, reddish-brown German liqueur with an intensely bitter herb character, edged with cola and a touch of chocolate in the aftertaste. It's a complex blend of 56 different herbs plus fruits, spices, barks, resins and seeds. Serve Jägermeister (German for "hunt master") icy cold to help tame its assertive flavor.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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