My roommate and I were doing shots of Jager earlier today and someone told us that it was made out of fermented poppy. As a long time drinker of Jagermeister, I decided to figure out if that was true or not. Does anybody know?
Though it’s possible to ferment poppy, Jägermeister is a bitter liqueur made from a neutral alcohol flavoured with spices and herbs. For this you would want to use the seeds of the plant, not the plant itself. This page lists “citrus peel, juniper berries, poppy seeds, saffron, ginseng, aniseed, ginger and licorice” as being among the spices used.
Snopes has an urban legend concerning Jägermeister, but it’s about blood, not poppy.
Incidentally, the smoking variety of opium is apparently made from roasted, fermented, raw poppy seeds. Perhaps this is the implied attraction, urban-legend-wise, of your roommate’s claim.
Everyone says it’s a liqueur, I still say it’s German mouthwash!
What is delicious, Alex?
D’ya have Rrrrromilar CF inna holla day d-decantr? No? Y’sure? Well, howbowd Yay Grr Micer?
First shot = mouthwash
Third shot = Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster
Goofus would like to remind everyone to drink responsibly.