Barenjager (Bear Hunter) is a honey flavored liqueur produced in Steinhagen, Germany. The history of Barenjager dates back to 15th century East Prussia, and is a commercial formulation of a homemade spirit used by fur hunters to trap and subdue bears.
Barenjager is sometimes called Barenfang, which means "bear trap". It is now made from Mexican honey, and is 70 proof. Barenjager is a rich, golden color, is slightly syrupy, and tastes strongly of honey, with accents of spice and herbs.
Some popular cocktails containing Bärenjäger
- The Richard Branson! — Rye, Bärenjäger, Bitters, Lemon juice, Maple syrup, Lemon peel
- Beekeeper's Folly — Herbal liqueur, Amaro Montenegro, Bärenjäger, Lemon juice
- The Rusted Apiarist — Gin, Tawny port, Bärenjäger, Amaro dell'Erborista, Acid phosphate
- Keyser Suze — Gin, Cognac, Suze, Bärenjäger, Lemon juice, Orange peel
- That's So Meta — Becherovka, Bärenjäger, Rye, Lemon peel, Citric acid
- If You Want My Toddy — Becherovka, Bärenjäger, Swedish Punsch, Lemon juice
- Five in the Hive — Rye, Pimm's No. 1 Cup, Bärenjäger, Bitters, Lemon juice, Lemon peel
- B&B&B — Brandy, Becherovka, Bärenjäger
- Corpse Reviver #6 — Gin, Aromatized wine, Becherovka, Bärenjäger, Lemon juice
- B&B Také — Becherovka, Bärenjäger