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Best Vegas Bomb Recipe

How to Make a Vegas Bomb Shot – This classic cocktail recipe includes whiskey, peach schnapps, and Red Bull for a fun drink with some serious zing. It’s a winning concoction to enjoy a bit of Vegas anywhere you are!

holding a red bull shot above the glass

The Best Vegas Bomb Recipe

Now, this is not what I would call a “casual weekend” cocktail. Straight-up, there’s no sipping here.

However, if you are hosting a 21+ party with a bit of flair, these fruity and strong Vegas Bombs are sure to be a big hit!

Booze and caffeine are combined into one explosive beverage to keep you loose and ready to rumble all night. Cranberry juice, whiskey, and peach schnapps are shaken together and poured into a chilled glass. Then bombs away, a shot of Red Bull energy drink is dropped in. It’s traditional to then quickly drink up the cocktail. But hey, we don’t blame you if you take your time.

This is a very slight variation from the original Vegas-born beverage. We made our recipe a touch more boozy, because what happens in Vegas…

splashing a shot of red bull into a glass

What’s in a Vegas Bomb?

For this recipe we use:

  • Cranberry juice juice cocktail, not pure cranberry juice (which is super tart)
  • Crown Royalor other preferred whiskey
  • Peach schnappsfor a bright fruity flavor with a kick
  • Red Bullenergy drink

You can prepare this drink over ice, if you prefer.

what's in a vegas bomb ingredients: crown royal, red bull, peach schnapps

How to Make this Recipe

Instructions: First, chill all ingredients and glasses. The cold helps make the cocktail taste much smoother, without watering it down with ice.

When ready to prepare the drinks, set out a tall glass tumbler and a shot glass.

Measure and pour the cranberry juice, Crown Royal, and peach schnapps into the tumbler.

pouring cranberry juice into a metal tumbler

Stir or shake well, then pour into chilled glass.

Next, pour the Red Bull into the shot glass.

shaker pouring vegas bomb base into a tall glass with a shot of red bull on the side

Serve both glasses and let the partaker drop the shot of Red Bull into their tumbler. Messy but fun!

Get the Complete (Printable) Vegas Bomb Cocktail Recipe Below. Enjoy!

hand holding shot of red bull above the glass of whisky, cranberry juice, and peach schnapps

Fun Tip: The higher you hold the shot glass above the tumbler, the bigger the splash!

hand dropping energy drink shot into tall glass of juice and booze

Recipe Variations and Tips

To dilute the beverage and/or reduce the splash factor, add ice before dropping the shot.

This recipe is for one drink. Increase the ingredients to prepare the number of cocktails you need. However, I recommend that you make them one at a time… For safety purposes. *wink*

Some people use other flavors of schnapps or flavored rum instead of peach schnapps, but still with the classic combination. However, to mix things up, try this it with a splash of Malibu or Pineapple Rum, instead of or in addition to the peach schnapps.

In fact, there are so many fun variations of the Vegas Bomb recipe that boozemixer.com has an entire page of ideas! Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Crapple Bomb: sub both cranberry juice and peach schnapps with apple pucker
  • Vanilla Ice Bomb: made with vanilla vodka and sour apple pucker
  • Jager Bomb: a classic, made with only Jagermeister and Red Bull
final shot vegas bomb ready to drink

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Best Vegas Bomb Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
This classic Vegas Bomb Shot cocktail recipe includes whiskey, peach schnapps and Red Bull energy drink for a fun adult beverage with some serious zing. It's a winning concoction to enjoy a bit of Vegas anywhere where you are!
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1.5 ounces Crown Royal whiskey
  • 1.5 ounces peach schnapps
  • 1 ounce Red Bull energy drink
  • Ice optional

Instructions

  • Chill all ingredients.
  • Set out a tall glass tumbler and a shot glass.
  • Measure and pour the cranberry juice, Crown Royal, and peach schnapps into the tumbler. Stir well.
  • Then pour the Red Bull into the shot glass.
  • Serve both glasses and let the partaker drop the shot of Red Bull into their tumbler. (The higher they hold it, the bigger the splash.)

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Notes

To dilute the beverage and/or reduce the splash factor, add ice before dropping the shot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink, Calories: 252kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 45mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 26IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Beverage, Drinks
Cuisine: American, Beverage
Author: Sommer Collier

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4 comments on “Best Vegas Bomb Recipe”

  1. Fantastic recipe! Hubby & I LOVED it!!

  2. Woah!!!! This was a HIT at our party the other night. Our guests are still talking about them. Thank you for making me look like I knew what I was doing! Haha!

  3. What a fun drink! And so much delicious flavor going on! Love the fun – ness of this drink! Takes me straight to Vegas!

  4. I love learning new cocktails/shot recipes to make at home, thank you so much for sharing this!