What’s the history behind Bärenjäger? Hundreds of years ago; farmers and beekeepers in Europe created a drink called “meschkinnes;” which is similar to mead; the potent potable favored by knights and warriors of yesteryear. Each farmer had his own secret recipe. The Bärenjäger recipe was created by the old Königsberg; Teucke & König Bear Trap Company. In fact; Bärenjäger means “Bear Hunter.” Today; Teucke & König no longer make bear traps; but the label on their Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur portrays a hunter using the ancient device to snare a bear using honey as bait. In a way; Teucke & König still uses honey as bait; attracting people to their tasty Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur. Deliciously sweet; Bärenjäger can be enjoyed straight; on the rocks; as a mixer in cocktails; or as a topping for desserts.