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Jägertee

Austrian speciality (also Jagertee, Jagatee), which is very popular as a hot drink, especially in cold seasons. The name is protected by origin according to EU regulation and may only be used in Austria. At ski huts, this is an indispensable part of the beverage offer. The classic ingredients are 1 litre of red wine, 1 litre of black tea, 1 litre of orange juice, 1 litre of Obstler (fruit brandy), 1 lemon, 1 orange, 30 cloves, 2 cinnamon sticks and 500 g of sugar. Red wine, orange juice, Obstler and black tea are slowly heated while adding the sugar. The orange and lemon are halved and, with the help of the cloves, the cinnamon sticks are put on the fruit halves and also added. The mixture is then boiled briefly just once to preserve the alcohol as much as possible. The alcohol content is 12 to 15% vol. The recipe is quite similar to mulled wine (except for Obstler, orange juice and tea). According to EU regulations, the origin-protected designation may only be used in Austria. Therefore, similar drinks in Germany are called Hüttentee (brand on the far right) or Förstertee. See also under Flavouring and Mixed drinks.

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