“Jagermeister is nice burned,” says Dave Arnold. “A lot of bitter liqueurs are nice when they are burned.” For this drink, he applies a flame to caramelize the sugar in the liqueur as well as to heat it, yielding a warming, gently spiced drink.
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 ounces Jägermeister
- 1/4 ounce lemon juice
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 ounces water
Garnish: orange twist
- Heat sugar in a saucepan, until caramelized.
- Add Jägermeister, lemon juice and salt to pan.
- Use a long-handled match or kitchen torch to apply flame to the contents of the pan; it should catch fire.
- Add water, dousing the fire. Add more water if needed to extinguish the flame.
- Scrape the insides of the pan and briefly stir to combine.
- Pour into mug and garnish with orange twist.