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1 1/2 ounces Jägermeister
2 ounces lemon juice
1 ounce grenadine
1/2 ounce lime juice
Garnish: lime slice
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the Jägermeister, lemon juice, grenadine, and lime juice.
Strain into a cocktail or old-fashioned glass.
Add a slice of lime and cherry garnish.
You can actually make it very easy by squeezing one whole lemon and one whole lime directly into the shaker. Both fruits tend to yield the perfect amount of juice the recipe calls for.
Make a simple syrup made with pomegranate juice rather than water.
Like all sour drinks, adjust the sweet and sour ingredients to suit your personal taste. You might find that pouring equal parts of Jäger and lemon is a better mix or that you prefer just a hint of grenadine.