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Jägermeister Midnight oil cocktail

Jägermeister Midnight Oil "In The Style of Corn & Oil"

1 part aged rum
1 part Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee
½ part Falernum
2 dashes Angostura Orange

Method: Combine all ingredients in mixing glass. Stir with ice. Strain over fresh ice in DBL Old Fashioned glass, preferably over large cube or ice sphere. Garnish with orange zest.


DIY Falernum
½ cup sliced raw almonds
40-50 whole cloves
½ cup over proof rum
10 limes
1 ½ cup water
1 cup sugar
2” piece fresh ginger (optional)


  1. Toast almonds at 400 degrees approximately 5 min.
  2. Add cloves and almonds to mason jar, and grated peeled ginger root
  3. Add over proof rum
  4. Zest half the limes, with little to no white pith, add to mason jar
  5. Add over proof rum
  6. Seal and steep for 2 days, shaking jar occasionally
  7. Take water, sugar, and juice of limes in pot and bring to a boil, creating a syrup
  8. Strain contents of mason jar and add to cooled mixture of lime juice, sugar and water (Syrup)
  9. Transfer to mason jar or glass bottle with closure and store in refrigerator.
  10. Use in your Midnight Oil Cocktail!


I am a big fan of the 80’s! My vinyl collection includes a lot of the fun, new wave jams that always inspire a good time. There was a time in early 2000’s when I was mainly restaurant bartending and would finish early, around 10-11 pm. I never missed a Friday at a legendary club in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee. Friday nights were “The Retro Dance Party” and featured 2 rotating DJs weekly. One was nicknamed King of the Remix, who would go deep in crazy remixes of your standard 80’s jams like Pet Shop Boys, New Order, etc. The other was known for his extreme deep cuts and obscure jams. Friday nights here were the best! I recently visited over the holidays last year and the retro dance party is still going strong, but now featuring more 90’s jams. In the spirit of that great weekly party, and my extensive vinyl collection of 80’s new wave, I did a version of a Corn & Oil for this month’s shift drink, appropriately named “Midnight Oil”.

So, I ask you… “How do we sleep while our beds are burning?”