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Jägermeister Born This Way Cocktail

Born This Way Cocktail

Created By: Mathias Simonis


  • 1 ½ parts Jägermeister
  • ½ part Hibiscus Grenadine*
  • 1 part Fresh Lime
  • 4-5 Cucumber slices
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • Fever-Tree Spiced Orange Ginger Ale

Glass: Collins

Garnish: Mint Sprig & Cucumber Slices

Method: Muddle Cucumber and mint leaves Boston shaker.  Add remaining ingredients except for ginger ale.  Shake and strain into Collins glass and add 2-3 parts ginger ale.  Fill with crushed ice and top with more ginger ale if needed.  Garnish with mint sprig and cucumber slices.

Scroll Down For Some Tips & Tricks & Get to Know Mathias.

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Cocktail Inspiration:

June is Pride Month, and this drink was inspired by a pride cocktail created at the Stonewall Inn called “Off the Wall”. The drink's creator is quoted saying "The song captures how I live my life and how I see myself. I live life on my terms, being free and throwing caution to the wind no matter what people think or say". The original cocktail uses Cucumber Vodka, pomegranate, lime, mint, ginger, and sugar. Inspired by the drink and flavors, I created a riff on a “fruit cup” using Jägermeister as the base spirit with muddled cucumber and mint, tied together with some hibiscus grenadine and spiced orange soda. The result was absolutely refreshing and easy drinking and named after Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way” in honor of the quote by the creator of the inspirational drink and Pride month.

Mathias Simonis
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Get To Know Mathias

Mathias Simonis hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mathias began his career in 1991 bussing tables and has worked his way to Regional Educator for West and Control states for Mast Jägermeister-US. Mathias has lived in San Francisco, Nashville, and Las Vegas, and worked some of the most notable bars in each city.

Mathias's Tips & Tricks

You can use a quality store-bought grenadine for a quick hibiscus grenadine and steep some hibiscus tea to taste. The cocktail is also delicious and refreshing without hibiscus if you’d like to omit it.

I recommend Fever-Tree spiced orange soda, but you can also use an orange-flavored seltzer, a dash of orange bitters, and a touch of simple syrup to taste if desired.

*Hibiscus Grenadine:

  • 1 part pomegranate juice
  • 2 parts sugar
  • Orange zest
  • 2 hibiscus tea bags
  • Bring liquid and sugar to a simmer and mix.
  • Add zest and tea bags, remove from heat, and let cool
  • Strain and store in an airtight container