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Harlem: It's Like Jager But Better

2/03/2010 12:02:00 AM
I can't remember the last time I tried a new alcohol.  Actually, I take that back.  I was on a business trip in the south and sweet tea vodka is all the rage there now.  And then prior to that, there was the Absolut Boston release ... but to be honest ... I haven't tried it yet.

Media rep dwillens went out last week for a blogger event for the release of a new European liquer called Harlem.  Here's what he had to say: 

A few friends and I made it to a "blogger night out" a few nights ago, where we got to sample an herbal liquer being introduced by the distillers of Ketel One, called Harlem. An herbal liquer, its namesake is Haarlem, a city in North Holland, near Amsterdam; though it seems strange that they would anglicize it, turning it into a name that few Americans will associate with the Netherlands at first glance. 

It's similar in consistency to Jager, and is meant to be enjoyed as chilled shots. However, it doesn't include the licorice flavor that makes me cringe whenever someone buys a round of Jager--the predominant flavor is of oranges (the rest is a secret family recipe), and it's a little sweeter and stronger (80 proof vs. 70). In addition to shots, they mixed us a few drinks, of which my favorite was simply Harlem and ginger ale. We also tried a concoction of Harlem, Chambord, and sour mix, which the bartender had invented just for the event. It's worth looking for the bottle next time you're getting a round of shots.

Something reminiscent of taking Jager shots without actually having to take Jager shots?  I'm totally there.  I hate Jager.  Next time someone tries to order it, I'm going to suggest Harlem instead.

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1 Response to "Harlem: It's Like Jager But Better"

  1. Dan Dan Said,

    Actually, I've tried Harlem and Fresca... it's awesome and I highly recommend it.

    Also, apparently every borough in NY is named after a city in Amsterdam besides Queens... I just found that out Sunday...

    Posted on 2/3/10, 9:22 AM


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