Red Headed Slut: A Sweet and Tasty Jagermeister Shot

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Mix a little cranberry with Jager and peach schnapps and you have a Red Headed Slut shot. Jeremy Hudson / Photolibrary / Getty Images
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
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Shot drinks often come to mind when we think about Jagermeister and the Red Headed Slut is one of the better tasting options available. It's actually quite delicious, which is a welcome surprise in the list of shooters that can get, well... interesting at times.

This crimson shot mixes the strong herbal flavor of Jager with the sweet, fruity taste of peach schnapps and cranberry juice. It is a very easy recipe to mix and memorize and it's popularity makes it one of those drinks that every bartender should know.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a shot or old-fashioned glass.

More Tips for Making a Red Headed Slut

Make it as large or small as you like. The ratio of the three ingredients makes it easy to mix up a full round of shots at once. It's also very easy to increase the drink to any size you like. 

​Whatever the volume you are going for, keep the proportions the same: 1 part each of the liqueurs and 2 parts juice.

Transform it into a sipping drink. Don't want to shoot this drink? That's okay because the mix can quickly be served on the rocks or even 'up' in a cocktail glass so you can enjoy it a little longer.

Make sure and shake this drink. The dilution that the Red Headed Slut gets from the ice during a quick shaking session is essential. Why? Without that little bit of water, the drink can be too syrupy and too sweet.

As is the case with many shooters, it can be tempting to skip this step and simply pour everything directly into the shot glass. That may save you a bit of time and if you're inclined to drink a super-potent, cough syrup-like shot, then go for it.

However, if you would like something that tastes good and goes down easier, don't skip the shake. It may add an extra minute to making the drink and it is well worth the time.

How Strong is the Red Headed Slut?

Though the Red Headed Slut does have a very sweet taste, she can be a deceptive shot. The spirits used here are definitely not low-proof, so try to limit yourself to just one or two per night. She's a sneaky drink that will get you drunk before you know it and can cause a nasty hangover.

If we were to mix a schnapps such as Peachtree (24% ABV) with Jagermeister, the average Red Headed Slut would weigh in at around 24% ABV (48 proof).