'Bear Claw' Drink Recipes for Bold or Sweeter Tastes 

Published July 12, 2022
bear claw drink


  • 6 ounces Red Bull
  • 1½ ounces Jägermeister
  • 6 ounces stout beer
  • ½ ounce Irish cream
  • ½ ounce Irish whiskey


  1. In a pint glass, add Red Bull.
  2. In a shot glass, add Jägermeister.
  3. In another pint glass, pour in stout beer.
  4. In separate shot glass, add both Irish cream and Irish whiskey.
  5. Drop Jägermeister shot into Red Bull glass and drink quickly.
  6. After consuming Jägermeister and Red Bull, drop the second shot glass into stout glass.
  7. Drink immediately and swiftly.

A Honey Bear Claw With a Little Less Sting

The classic bear claw, also known as the bear fight, is a two-for-one shot cocktail that's a whole lot of chugging in not a lot of time. Thankfully, you can craft a kinder, gentler, more sippable type of bear claw--the honey bear claw--with this recipe.

Rosemary Lemon Gin Fizz Alcoholic Cocktail


  • 1½ ounces honey liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • 4 ounces lemon White Claw
  • Lemon wheel and rosemary sprig for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, honey liqueur, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with White Claw.
  5. Garnish with lemon wheel and rosemary sprig.

Variations of the Honey Bear Claw

Consider a few of these ideas to put your own spin on a honey bear claw cocktail.

  • Use a honey vodka in place of honey liqueur. If you don't have either on hand, add a half-ounce of honey to the ingredients and be sure to shake thoroughly to dissolve it completely.
  • Swap the flavors around. Opt for a lemon vodka or liqueur and honey syrup.
  • Change out the flavors a bit more with lemon vodka and maple syrup.
  • Consider vanilla liqueur with honey syrup.

Honey Bear Claw Drink Garnishes

No drink is complete without a garnish, and the honey bear claw is no expectation. Any of these will make yours pop a little extra.

  • Garnish with a small piece of honeycomb, piercing it with a cocktail skewer and balancing it on the rim.
  • Instead of a fresh lemon wheel, use a dehydrated lemon or other types of citrus for a fun look.
  • Add a pop of color with a lemon twist or peel. You can also use other citrus fruits such as lime, orange, or grapefruit.
  • Pierce a honey or lemon-flavored gummy candy or two on a cocktail skewer.

Bear Claw and Honey Bear Claw Drinks

Maybe you like the punch-you-in-the gut, gulp it all down at once, rugged classic bear claw. Or maybe you prefer to sip a little. Either works; or maybe have both? But maybe don't share these recipes with your neighborhood bears. Now try some other Jägermeister drinks.

'Bear Claw' Drink Recipes for Bold or Sweeter Tastes