Since as early as the 18th century, German hunters were brewing up honey liqueur to attract bears and saving some of the brew for themselves, of course. It’s out of this tradition that Bärenjäger was born.
Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur is a premium concoction made with the highest concentration of all-natural honey. Each 750ml bottle is made with 225grams of high quality honey and bottled at 70 proof. On the rocks, in a cocktail or hot toddy, or as the secret ingredient in your next recipe – Bärenjäger is an incredibly versatile spirit that makes a valuable addition to any home or professional bar.
When working with the spirit in craft cocktails, it allows you to get a true honey flavor and sweetness that can be used as a substitute for honey and simple syrup. Compared with true honey, Barenjager never crystalizes and is easier to use, it also allows for less dilution when working with precise mixes. Having a bottle on hand can help save you time and cleanup while still making for consistent, quality cocktails – it’s truly a bar-back necessity.
The brand also offers a Honey bourbon, a delightful blend of premium honey liqueur and American bourbon whiskey. The smooth and all-natural bourbon balances its oaky notes with the distinct taste of real honey. Unlike most honey bourbons, Bärenjäger uses true honey and not just flavor additives.
The best way to get to know any spirit is to try it yourself! Once you’ve had a chance to sip Bärenjäger neat, try it in a few of these cocktails.
Honey Bourbon Mule
- 1 oz. Bärenjäger Honey Bourbon
- 1 1/2 oz. Ginger Beer
- 1/4 oz. Lime Juice
Preparation: Combine ingredients and pour over ice into a Moscow Mule mug, garnish with a dehydrated lime wedge.
The Bearly Old Fashioned
- 2 oz. Bärenjäger Honey Bourbon
- Angostura Butters
- 1 Orange Wedge
- 1 Maraschino Cherry
Preparation: Pour Bärenjäger Honey Bourbon into a rocks glass, top with bitters, add ice, stir. Garnish with orange wedge and cherry.
The Braun Derby
- 2 oz. Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur
- 1 1/2 oz. Bourbon
- 1 Can Stiegl Radler
- 1 Grapefruit Twist
Preparation: Mix Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur and bourbon together in a shaker and pour into glass of choice. Top with cold Stiegl Radler and a grapefruit twist to serve.
The Hibernating Bear
- 1 1/2 oz. Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur
- 2 oz. Cranberry Juice
- 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
- Splash of Orange Seltzer
Preparation: Combine ingredients in a shaker and mix until combined. Pour over ice and garnish with fresh cranberries and an orange slice or fresh herb bouquet.