I’m an adult. I’ve been around the block a few times. But until last night, I had never tasted Jaegermeister. I mentioned this fact to xploder and Mrs. xploder, whose company I enjoyed last night at the bar.
It’s good. I enjoyed it. I only had the one shot, but I’ve heard some horror stories about getting drunk on the stuff, and even after just one shot, I believe those stories. Goddess, that’s some powerful stuff, especially after one has already consumed vast quantities of beer. Oh, and I also got my first taste of Ouzo last night as well.* Either my tongue was completely numb, or Jaegermeister & Ouzo taste remarkably similar.
Anyway, I survived the evening, but now I’m feeling a bit fuzzy. I’m don’t usually get hangovers, but I suppose I had this one coming. I had a good time, though!
*This type of drinking done by trained professionals on a closed course. Do not try this at home.
I have only drank Jagermeister once in my life, and that was enough to turn me completely off to that stuff for the rest of my life. My idea of an entertaining evening is not laying in a pool of my own vomit all night and then waking up the next morning with my head pounding so bad that a shotgun blast to the head would have been a relief.
I’ve never had Ouzo before, but my husband says it’s just as bad as Jager, which means “no thank you” in my opinion.
Hey, it’ll get to the trashcan eventually, after a temporary layover in the stomach.
Goldschlager is another drink that must be handled with extreme caution. One of my buddies spent the first hour of his bachelor party doing shots of Jaeger, Goldschlager, and Absolut Citron. He spent the rest of the night under a tree in the backyard.
We are talking of that strong sweet liqueor whose bottle has a label with a stags head on it aren’t we ?
If so I only ever had it when in Europe, never seen it in the UK .
Jolly nice stuff it is but not for getting drunk on I fear.
I always found Jaegermeister and Orange Juice in EXTREME moderation helped fight off oncoming colds. Plus, you get the benefit of watching the look of horror on the Bartender’s face. Actually, the two are really quite complementary.
Jaeger is quite bad–but Ouzo? A Greek friend of mine brought some “real stuff” back from his home town. Diluted with water, it was actually quite enjoyable. Nothing like the full-on madness of Jaeger, off which you can get blasted just by breathing its fumes.
The bar owner is Greek, and they serve most excellent Greek food (including that awesome saganaki), so I’m going to assume that the Ouzo I had last night was quality stuff. I enjoyed that as well. But I’ll not be doing it again for quite some time. It’s good, but it’s just too darn strong.
Hm. I’m still not feeling much better. Anyone got any good hangover remedies? Besides “hair of the dog.”
Ouzo tastes like black licorise (I think it’s flavored with anise). I’ve been told by those who might not be an autority on the subject, that real, authentic Ouzo contains extract of opium (for additional kick, I suppose – like it needs any).
When I was stationed in Germany, I was introduced to Jagermeister as a side-drink (one that one consumes alongside one’s beer). It is strong and sweet, and tto my perceptions, tastes like nothing so much as Vicks formula 44 (the original brown stuff, not that wimpy cherry-flavored crap).
I would not recommend getting drunk on either by itself. The high sugar content seems to make it more likely to set off a Buick-fest later in the evening. Hangovers can be quite impressive, however the first (and last) time I overindulged with Ouzo, while I was quite unable to stand or keep anything down that evening, I was quite chipper the next morning and ready to go have a chili-and-cheese omlette. My friends (who had consumed considerably less than I) were quite wrecked the following morning. I suppose it’s because I hurled and rid myself of some of the toxins?
Get a big ol’ honkin glass of water, ten or twelve ounce tumbler, add about half a teaspoon of sugar and a pinch of salt. Drink it. Drink several of these. Takes about two or three glasses, but it will take careof your hangover. Take a multi-vitamin/multi-mineral supplement, if your stomach’s not in too bad of shape.
This is the only hangover cure that actually works.
Thea: I understand why one would need water, for hydration purposes, but what’s with the salt & sugar? What will that do for me? Just curious–as I said earlier, I don’t normally get hangovers, so I’ve never had a need for a cure. I do take a multi-vitamin regularly, and I’ve already taken it. Didn’t mess up my stomach any worse.
Cnote: I don’t need flaming drinks. If you’ve ever read any of the infamous Guy Stuff thread, you’ll see that I prefer to set my own body on fire.