I was first introduced to the delightful, refreshing, stomach-settling treat known as Underberg during one of my trips to my favorite local establishment. Having never heard of it before, I said “sure, let’s have one…what is it?”
Underberg is a digestif bitter produced at Rheinberg in Germany by Underberg AG, made from aromatic herbs from 43 countries, which undergo inspections and are based on a secret Underberg family recipe whose members are personally responsible for the production of the drink.
This is not what they told me word for word (I took it from thee empirical information source, Wikipedia), but it’s the basic idea. The flavor profile they told me to expect was Jägermeister meets Malort (a Chicago legend) and it was dead on. Does that sound disgusting? Absolutely. Did I hate it the first couple of times I had it? Absolutely. But after some time, I’ve acquired the taste and it’s a nice addition to your summer BBQ or just to add a little spice to an activity where adult beverages are served.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you that it’s an acquired taste. That’s all I ask. Also, they’re better served chilled. We call that an “IceBerg.”