Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thirsty Thursdays: Jagermeister Redux Edition

Sometimes inspiration can arrive in the strangest of places ... say on my doorstep in the form of a gigantic box!

While I am expecting all manner of deliveries this week, one thing I wasn't expecting was the host of Jager-ific treats that showed up chez Diva yesterday afternoon. Nor was I expecting to answer my door, which is why I greeted the FedEx guy while clad in my pjs. (Bright blue snowflakes, by the way. Don't judge, its flippin' cold here this week and these jays are toasty warm.) Oops! But, I digress.

Seems the good folks at Jagermeister and Sidney Frank Importing took notice of my Jagermeister post this past October and saw fit to send me a little thank you gift. Color me surprised and delighted!

Fresh out of ideas and way behind in my holiday shopping, I hadn't really planned on a Thirsty Thursdays post for this week - Jagermeister to the rescue. Consider this my thank you for your thank you!

I've taken this recipe from the newly redesigned Jagermeister site and its just perfect for the holiday season.

Three Wise Men Cocktail:
  • 1 part Jagermeister
  • 1 part vodka
  • 1 part peppermint schnapps
Fill a martini shaker with ice and over it pour all of the above. Shake well, until the shaker frosts, and strain into a chilled martini glass. If feeling festive, garnish with a small candy cane. Serve and enjoy, repeat as necessary!

A couple of these and you'll be feeling quite merry indeed ... even if you haven't wrapped a single thing.

I'm sorry there's no cocktail photo at present - its a long story. I hope to edit at some point and add one. In the meantime, take a look at the contents of my surprise package: a bottle of Jagermeister, a set of six very nice Jager sipping glasses, a women's sleeveless tee and a men's tee. Wow, what a haul! (And yes, if you look closely, you'll see Diva cat Zelda grooming herself there in the back of the picture ... on my dining room table. Sigh. Is it any wonder I need a drink?!)

Thank you SO much, Lauren, the next round of shots is on me! ~wink~

Cheers!

15 comments:

vilges suola said...

Mom, could I leave out the peppermint schnapps and have an extra shot of vodka instead? Otherwise it tastes like mouthwash.

stephchows said...

Rock out!! that's awesome!!

The Diva on a Diet said...

vilges suola - sure, why not?! Its the holidays, live it up! :)

Steph - so much fun to be surprised!

Anonymous said...

I want that T-shirt! LOL That drink sounds very festive.

xoxoxo Cindy.

The Duo Dishes said...

Whoa! You get all the good stuff! The only Jager cocktail we've both had is the Irish car bomb. Definitely not as classy. :)

pixelgal said...

The 3 wise men may not have even made it to Bethlehem after a few of these! Still, seems like a good remedy for holiday stress! And surprises are always nice no matter what the season.

Your favorite teetotaler!

Fresh Local and Best said...

It has gotten progressively colder this week. I'm looking forward to seeing all of the creative libations you will be making out of this set.

Krissy @ The Food Addicts said...

wow - talk about the PERKS of having a blog huh? that is awesome that you got freebies from Jager. Whoohooo!!!

Laura said...

WTF you get ALL the goodies I get bubkiss seriously!! **sigh** why do all pr people HATE me?? joking!! :) while I am enviuos of your Jaeger pack I'm also glad you got it!

And the wiseman cocktail sounds delish. You nothing on us cold wise we just got 2 FEET of snow in 3 days and now it's 15 below AND the wind is coming this weekend YEAH for 60mph winds and 15 below!! I NEED a shot a Jaeger to thaw out :D

Donna-FFW said...

OH I AM LOVING this!! You are my hero with this drink.

Katherine Aucoin said...

now that's the way to spread some Christmas cheer!!!

Astra Libris said...

SO cool!! Such a wonderful surprise package! I love the story of you opening the door to the UPS guy in your PJ's - I've definitely done that more than once! :-)

Your Diva-kitty is SO gorgeous and adorable!! :-)

5 Star Foodie said...

An awesome drink! Love it!

The Diva on a Diet said...

I'm going to need at least one of these when this cookie baking is over. Who wants to join me?!

Laura - true, you have captured the market on the cold and snow ... but you Alaskans are hearty, no? We're not here in NYC! Its bitter and supposed to snow tomorrow. I don't even know where my snow boots are. LOL

Daily Spud said...

Unfortunately, my memories of drinking jagermeister are not good ones (probably because the jagermeister followed a succession of other drinks that should probably never have been drunk together!) Maybe it's time to give it another try!