A few years back, Lesley and I were hanging out in London with a couple of days to spare when friends suggested that we head North to the Lake District. In preparation for our trip, we made a pit stop at our friends’ house to freshen up and gather a few necessities. Among the items deemed indispensable for the journey was a flat of mini Jägermeister bottles. It’s not a party without Jäger, right?
When we posted our 1912 – Ready-to-Drink Cocktails back in February, those mini bottles of Jäger came back to mind. Outside of carrying a self-filled flask, there’s not much on the market in the way of proper portable cocktails. While Bartles & Jaymes may help you get your buzz on — provided you don’t first get diabetes — no one is going to argue for its place in the Mixological Hall of Fame. Straight liquor minis don’t do much to solve the problem unless you’re open to a straight shot of booze (an option that’s never off the table), and while liqueur like Jäger has its charms — easy to drink and potent enough to do the job — it’s not the kind of bottle that James Bond might keep rattling around in the glove box of his DB5 (product placements be damned).