Created on July 27, 2023

Welcome to the explosive Cherry Bomb shot! This fiery, flavorful drink is a popular party drink known for its sweet and tangy taste. Often called the "cherry shooter", it's sure to light up any gathering.

Red cherry bomb shot in a shot glass with energy drink in a tall glass, on a marble bench


  • 1 ½ Ounces Cherry Vodka
  • 8 Ounces Red Bull
  • 1 Splash Grenadine


  1. Pour the Cherry Vodka into a shot glass.
  2. Pour the Red Bull into a tall glass.
  3. Add a splash of Grenadine to the Red Bull.
  4. Carefully drop the shot glass into the tall glass.
  5. Enjoy immediately!

Tips For Making A Cherry Bomb Shot

  • Chill the ingredients before making the drink. It makes the cocktail easier to drink, and is necessary since there's no ice involved in this drink.

  • To change it up a bit, you could use different energy drinks, and experimenting with different flavors.

  • If you want to make it a bit more fancy (even though it's a bomb cocktail), you can garnish with a cherry.

Cherry Bomb Ingredients

The Cherry Bomb shot is a blend of cherry vodka, grenadine, and energy drink. Cherry vodka adds a distinct fruity flavor, best when using a quality brand. Grenadine brings in sweetness and the energy drink adds fizz and tang.

Best Cherry Vodka For A Cherry Bomb

For a superior Cherry Bomb shot, we recommend using a premium cherry vodka like Absolut Cherrys. Its rich, fruity flavor and subtle hint of spice complements the sweet grenadine and tart energy drink perfectly.

Cherry Bomb Shot History

The Cherry Bomb shot, a more recent addition to the cocktail scene, is believed to have originated in the late 20th century in America. It rapidly gained popularity due to its sweet, party-ready flavor profile.

Today, you can find variations of this cocktail in bars worldwide, often enjoyed during celebrations and happy hours. Its pop-culture fame is attributed to its explosive name and delightful taste, making the Cherry Bomb shot a party favorite even today.


What Does The Cherry Bomb Shot Taste Like?

A Cherry Bomb Shot is a perfect blend of sweet, tart, and tangy flavors. The cherry vodka and grenadine give it a fruity sweetness, while the energy drink adds a refreshing twist.