Mix and Match

Fill yourself with Spirit

The amount of alcohol in the blood rises more quickly after drinking liquor than after drinking beer. … Clear beverages like vodka, gin, and white wine contain less congeners than darker drinks like brandy, whisky, rum, and red wine. Mixing the congeners may increase stomach irritation 

A more scientific explanation for the common belief is that different types of alcohol contain different amounts of compounds called congeners. Drinks that contain high quantities of congeners may increase hangover symptoms. Clear beverages like vodka, gin, and white wine contain less congeners than darker drinks like brandy, whisky, rum, and red wine. Mixing the congeners may increase stomach irritation.

Jagermeister is none of those liquors. It’s a digestif, and has a lot of herbs and spices in it. It’s basically ethanol, as all liquors are, but uses a lot of different ingredients that whiskey or rum wouldn’t. Gin would be the most closely related, since it also uses botanicals to give flavour.

It has a recipe that very closely replicates Jager, and actually, my son liked it better! It’s a bit of work, but not overly so. The book has a lot of really good recipes that I’ve tried! And, you can either make your own alcohol to use with them, or just buy some vodka or grain alcohol to use.

Mix and Match Beer

Interested in trying some local beer, but can’t commit to purchasing a whole six pack? Come check out our “Make Your Own” section to find a rotating selection of loose bottles and cans – make your own six pack or just grab a single. Ask for our beer guru if you have any questions or special requests. Cheers!

Mix and Match vodkas

Whether it’s called carbonated water, sparkling water, seltzer, or soda water, the liquid is all the same and it’s a perfect mixer for vodka. The water helps cut the spirit’s strength without diluting flavor while the effervescence adds just a little extra to a cocktail.