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January 9, 2011

#9: Absolute Idiot

1 oz Vodka
1 oz Jägermeister
Fill a tall glass with ice, ingredients, and then fill with an energy drink.

A drink for the new millennium. A total frat party drink. I use Red Bull, probably the most famous energy drink. Might as well stick to the standards here.

Jägermeister is a German 70 proof digestif, or alcoholic bitters thought to aid digestion, and typically were consumed neat during a meal. It has 56 herbs, fruits, roots, and spices, as well as sugar, caramel, and alcohol. In Germany, it is often jokingly called Leberkleister, or "liver glue".

The Jägermeister flavors almost hidden in this drink, but just peeking up enough to know it was used. You could easily down these all night long, but would have a killer headache. You really only taste the Red Bull. The combination of caffeine from the Red Bull and the alcohol is pretty rough, as evidenced by the recent FDA banning of some popular energy drinks that combine the two.

Overall not a bad drink if you want to get seriously smashed. Another benefit is that it is easy to make from ingredients found at any self-respecting college party.

BTW, I found an awesome (in the silliest sense) set of Jagermeister Deer Head pewter shot glasses for The Daily Drink Store today. Check out the link below or browse through The Store. You just have to see the alternate photo for these!

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