A cherry bomb shot cocktail is the delicious cocktail shooter recipe that every party needs! Drop a vodka, grenadine shot into a glass of red bull, and cheers!
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What is a cherry bomb drink?
There are two types of cherry bomb drinks: a shot and a cocktail. This recipe is for the shot recipe but it is good to understand the difference with ordering at your favorite bar.
Cherry bomb shot is a two-ingredient drink made with cherry vodka and Red Bull. It is known for its cool layered effect, as the red color of the cherry liqueur and splash of grenadine syrup creates a beautiful contrast against the clear Red Bull.
Cherry bomb cocktail is a more complex drink made with cachaça, cherry liqueur, lime juice, and club soda. It is a refreshing and flavorful cocktail that is perfect for a party or social gathering.
To make a cherry bomb cocktail, simply combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a cherry and lime wedge.
Both cherry bomb drinks are delicious and sure to please any crowd. So next time you're looking for a fun and festive drink, be sure to try a cherry bomb!
🍒 Ingredients needed:
Here is a visual overview of the ingredients in the recipe. Scroll down to the recipe at the bottom for quantities.
📝 Ingredient tips:
- Use high-quality ingredients. This will make a big difference in the taste of your drink.
- Chill your glasses before serving. This will help to keep your drink cold and refreshing.
- Garnish your drink with a cherry and lime wedge. This will add a touch of color and flavor.
- Drink responsibly!
🔄 Cherry Bomb Drink Variations
- Margarita: This is a twist on the classic margarita, made with tequila, lime juice, and cherry liqueur. To make the Margarita, you will need to mix 2 ounces of tequila, 1 ounce of cherry liqueur, and 1 ounce of lime juice in a shaker with ice. Shake well, strain into a salt-rimmed glass, and garnish with a lime wheel.
- Martini: This is a fruity and sweet variation of a classic martini. To make the Martini version, you will need to mix 2 ounces of cherry vodka, 1 ounce of cherry juice, and ½ ounce of triple sec in a shaker with ice. Shake well, strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with a cherry.
- Energy Drink: This is a non-alcoholic drink that is perfect for those who need a boost of energy. To make the Energy Drink variation, you will need to mix 8 ounces of your favorite energy soda with 1 ounce of cherry syrup. Stir well and pour over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with a cherry and enjoy!
🍻 How to make a cherry bomb cocktail shot
1. Add 3 ounces Red Bull or your other favorite caffeinated carbonated energy drink to a bar glass.
2. To a 1.5 ounce shot glass, add 1 ounce vodka and a splash of grenadine.
3. Carefully drop the shot into the glass and enjoy!
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- 1 ounce vodka
- Splash of grenadine
- 3 ounces Red Bull
- 1 maraschino cherries (for garish)
- To a bar glass, add 3 ounces Red Bull.3 ounces Red Bull
- To a 1.5 ounce shot glass, add 1 ounce vodka and a splash of grenadine.1 ounce vodka, Splash of grenadine
- Carefully drop the shot into the glass and enjoy!
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👩🏻🍳 Sarah Mock
Sarah Mock is a classically trained Chef and graduate of Johnson & Wales University. A culinary blogger for 14 years Sarah helps the home cook prepare her recipes with professional results.