Episode 5

Published on:

10th May 2020

Episode 5: Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur

The fifth episode features a bottle of Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur. It's 35% alcohol by volume, 70 proof. Imported from Germany by Niche Importing Co. to the USA. Made in Germany by Schwarze und Schlichte using an original 18th century recipe. Known as Bärenfang in Germany.

This episode is best enjoyed with some Bärenjäger.

Bärenjäger's official website: https://barenjagerhoney.com/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 15th Century - Teukce and Koneig commercialize the liqueur as bear bait
  • 18th Century - Recipe is refined and Bärenjäger as it's known today is born
  • 2011 - Bottle changes to be all glass, losing the straw basket and strap

Key Cocktails:

This is taken directly from the bottle's hangtag.

Bees Knees:

  • 1 oz. Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Gin
  • .75 oz. Lemon juice
  • Top with Club Soda

Mix in a Collins glass on ice. Add lemon and mint as garnish.

Also, try as a substitute in any recipe that calls for honey, or pour over pancakes for breakfast!


YouTube showing how to make your own honey liqueur (in German)

Wikipedia page on Bärenfang

Schwarze und Schlichte website - the makers of Bärenjäger

Press Release referencing bottle design change

Contact Information:

Official show website is: www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com

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About the Podcast

Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur is a podcast for anyone that enjoys distilled spirits!

Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

So enjoy each episode whenever you have time, but it's recommended you enjoy a liquor or liqueur during the show!

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Matthew Birchard

I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.