Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Day 83 Drink: Barenjager Honey Liqueur
Barenjager Honey Liqueur is said to have been originally created by hunters in medieval Europe who made a honey fortified moonshine before taking on bears. In the 15th Century Teucke & Koenig started producing a commercial "meschkinnes." The product is still made in Germany, now using honey from Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
Barenjager Honey Liqueur is 35 percent alcohol by volume that pours a golden honey color with an immediate sweet nose. The flavor is a direct honey blast with a warming alcohol finish. The bottle comes with several interesting sounding recipes, but sipping it straight is a very pleasant way to end an evening.