This drink is commonly believed to contain four "J" Brand Names containing atleast 40% alcohol. This is believed because the drink belongs to the same family as the 3 wisemen, which does follow the "J" theme. This drink appears as early as:
Big Bad-Ass Book of Shots - Page 259 by Paul Knorr in 2004
"FOUR HORSEMEN I 1 part Jagermeister® 1 part tequila 1 part sambuca 1 part light rum Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass."
This drink also appears in:
The Little Black Book of Shots & Shooters - Page 104 by Eric Furman, Lou Harry in 2005
"FOUR HORSEMEN 1 part bourbon 1 part scotch 1 part tequila 1 part Jägermeister Pour ingredients into shaker with crushed ice. Shake well."
This drink does not call for Jose Cuervo or Johnny Walker as commonly believed. The drinks name could possibly derive from the heavy metal song "Four Horsemen, however, it currently belongs to a family of drinks named after religious events.
None of the brands used in the drink claim this drink, Here is an early printing of the song:
New Wave of American Heavy Metal - Page 275 by Garry Sharpe-Young in 2005
"SLIPKNOT topped the billing over FEAR FACTORY and CHIMAIRA for the fourth installment of the Jägermeister Music Tour, Jordison took on 'Seek And Destroy', 'Four Horseman', 'Battery', 'Sad But True' and 'Nothing Else Matters'."
This drink dates between 1997 - 1999 and contained at least as of then:
Stir these ingredients:
Strain into a shot glass.