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Cherry Bomb Shot Recipe

Cherry Bomb Shots are a perfect way to get an extra little kick in your drink.

The recipe is simple and delicious, combining cherry vodka or liqueur,  grenadine syrup and Red Bull for that tart flavor.

It’s the perfect drink for those who love drinks with a little added kick in their shots.

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There’s nothing quite like the excitement of taking a shot with a kick, and the Cherry Bomb shot is no exception.

This delightful concoction blends sweet cherry flavors with a hint of fiery intensity, creating a thrilling experience for your taste buds.

What Is A Cherry Bomb Shot? 

A Cherry Bomb Shot is a type of cocktail, made with cherry vodka, grenadine syrup and Red Bull.

The name “Cherry Bomb Shot” comes from its explosive flavor when it goes down.

This shot is usually served in a shot glass and it is either ordered straight up or on the rocks.

They are often enjoyed by people who enjoy that extra kick in their drink.

Cherry Bomb Shot Ingredients

To craft the perfect Cherry Bomb shot, you’ll need the following ingredients.

For the full ingredients list and directions, scroll down to my printable recipe card. 

Cherry Liqueur /Cherry Schnapps or plain vodka and a splash of grenadine

This forms the sweet base of the shot, providing the prominent cherry flavor.

Cherry liqueur or cherry schnapps can be found in most liquor stores, and you can choose the intensity of the cherry flavor according to your preference.

Energy Drink or Soda

To add the “bomb” effect, choose an energy drink or soda that complements the cherry flavor.

Traditional choices include Red Bull or any citrus-flavored soda.

Maraschino Cherry for garnish

To complete the shot, you’ll need a maraschino cherry for garnish.

This will not only enhance the visual appeal but also add an extra burst of cherry goodness.

How To Make A Cherry Bomb Shot

Cherry bomb shot recipe

People drink Cherry Bomb Shots because they are strong, sweet and delicious!

Let’s dive into the step-by-step process of making the perfect Cherry Bomb shot:

Step 1: Fill the shot glass with cherry liqueur or vodka

If you have cherry vodka, you can also use that too. 

Step 2: Fill another glass with Redbull

This is where the “bomb” part of the drink comes in. 

Step 3: Add a splash of grenadine to the Redbull

Step 4: Drop the glass of vodka into the glass of Redbull.

Step 5: Garnish with a Maraschino Cherry

Finally, drop a maraschino cherry into each shot glass for a visually enticing touch and an additional burst of cherry flavor.

Substitutions For The Cherry Bomb Shot

Although this is a really simple shot recipe, you can easily use some substitutions if you wish:

If you want to skip the Red Bull, you can use lemon lime soda instead as your mixer in the cherry bomb shot. 

Instead of the Cherry Vodka, you can use cherry liqueur or regular vodka with a splash of tart cherry juice instead of the grenadine. 

Yield: 1

Cherry Bomb Shot

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

People drink Cherry Bomb Shots because they are strong, sweet and delicious!

These cocktails provide just enough sweetness from their syrups while also providing some tartness from its citrus flavors to make it refreshingly entertaining.}


  • 1 oz Vodka (cherry vodka optional)
  • 3 oz Red Bull
  • Splash grenadine
  • Maraschino Cherry for garnish


  1. Fill the shot glass with cherry liqueur or vodka and a splash of grendadine
  2. Fill another glass with Redbull
  3. Add a splash of grenadine to the Redbull
  4. Drop the glass with vodka into the glass with the energy drink

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