There are times when we may have conceptual problems with different ingredients. I ran into this with Jagermeister. I just couldn’t take it seriously, at least not until a friend challenged me to try to make a classically styled cocktail with it. The result was the Mahogany which, quite frankly, I think works pretty well at properly showcasing Jagermeister in a cocktail that doesn’t appear to be created by or for frat boys.
1 1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
3/4 oz Benedictine
3/4 oz Jagermeister
Stir with ice.
Strain into cocktail glass misted with cinnamon tincture.
Fill pint jar with cinnamon sticks.
Fill jar with vodka or high proof liquor.
Let sit covered for 2 weeks, shaking once or twice.