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Vegas Bomb Shot

Three alcoholic beverages and the Red Bull energy drink make up the Vegas Bomb recipe. Most of the time, that’s what you’ll see being served.

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Vegas bomb shot recipe

One of the most popular drinks in bars is the strong shot, known as the Vegas Bomb drink. Although it isn’t the most complex or expertly crafted beverage, it is undeniably entertaining.

Three alcoholic beverages and the Red Bull energy drink make up the Vegas Bomb recipe. Most of the time, that’s what you’ll see being served.

However, the bartenders occasionally use butterscotch schnapps, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, or other energy drinks.

What Is a Vegas Bomb Shot?

An energy drink, generally Red Bull, plus a Royal Flush Shot are combined to make the cocktail known as the Vegas Bomb drink. The beverage is served with a glass of energy drink, just like other “bomb” drinks.

Its name is derived from Las Vegas, a well-known casino location associated with high-stakes poker games.

Therefore, a “Crown Royal Flush” mixed with a high-energy beverage is the perfect cocktail for big rollers in Vegas who want to party all night long!

Cranberry juice on table

What Is In a Vegas Bomb Shot?

The Vegas Bomb is supposed to be a fun and adaptable party drink; feel free to tinker with the proportions and ingredients to suit your taste and what you have on hand.

In contrast to certain cocktails, which have rather tight ingredient requirements, this one is much easier to tweak.

The traditional Vegas Bomb cocktail recipe is as follows:

Peach schnapps, Crown Royal Whiskey, cranberry juice, and a carbonated energy drink, such as Red Bull.

How to Drink a Vegas Bomb

Like other “bomb beverages,” such as the Jäger Bomb and Sake Bomb, the Vegas Bomb is consumed by dumping shot glasses into a large glass and drinking the contents.

In this instance, the three alcoholic beverages are mixed in the shot glass before being poured into an energy drink.

The Vegas Bomb shot is a fun and well-liked party drink for individuals who want a touch of caffeine with their booze, even if it isn’t exactly what you would call a complex cocktail.

Most clubs that focus on parties, especially those that cater to college crowds, will have everything they need to build one.

If you choose not to take the two-glass chug route, all four components can be shaken with ice in a cocktail shaker and poured into a large glass.

Although it doesn’t quite have the same communal, glass-slamming effect as a traditional Vegas Bomb experience with shot glasses, it still tastes good.

Pouring whiskey into glass

Vegas Bomb History

Some people think the Crown Royal represents a Royal Flush, the best poker hand, which makes the name appropriate in the Las Vegas style.

There is also a Royal Flush Shot, which combines Crown, cranberry juice, peach schnapps, and raspberry liqueur.

The Vegas Bomb shot recipe is a simple detour from that by omitting the raspberry and replacing it with an energy drink. Some people also use Malibu Rum in their recipes. For another canadian whisky drink, I would give the washington apple shot recipe a try!

List of Ingredients for the Vegas Bomb Shot Recipe

Crown Royal Whiskey

The blended Canadian whiskey brand Crown Royal, commonly known as Seagram’s Crown Royal, was developed by Seagram and has been owned by Diageo since 2000.

Peach Schnapps Liqueur and Malibu Rum

Distillers turn clear-grain alcohol into peach schnapps by adding peach flavor. It enhances a drink’s flavor because it has a strong fruity taste.

Cranberry Juice

Native to North America, cranberries are prized for their vivid red color, acidic flavor, and flexibility in product manufacture.

They are made into cranberry juice, which is commonly used in cocktails.

Red Bull

The Austrian firm Red Bull markets energy drinks under the name Red Bull. By 2019 it became the most widely used energy drink brand.

Red Bull has sold more than 100 billion Red Bull energy drink cans since its introduction in 1987.

Ice Cubes

These are small cubes of frozen water that you make to cool up your drinks. They can be made at home using an automatic ice-making device or a freezer with an ice tray.

Equipment You’ll Need for the Vegas Bomb Shot Recipe

Cocktail Shaker

A cocktail shaker is used to shake up drinks, typically alcoholic ones. When ice is added to the shaker, the drink can chill more quickly before being served.


In order to separate the ice from a mixed drink as it is poured into the serving glass, you can use a cocktail strainer, a handy metal bar item.

The strainer, a form of sieve, is used to filter liquids when they are poured into a glass or shaker.

Shot Glass

A shot glass is a glass that was initially used to carry or measure spirits or liquor. It can be used to make a cocktail or to drink directly from the glass.

“Shooter” is another term for alcoholic beverages often delivered in a shot glass and gulped down in a single motion.

Bar Glass or Pint Glass

Tall glasses are a need in every bar and are pretty handy. Unlike a shot glass, these are used for highballs and tall mixed cocktails.

The components are frequently poured over ice and mixed straight in the pint glass to create the beverages.

Extra Tips

How to Dilute It

If the Vegas Bomb cocktail feels too strong, add ice cubes to the energy drink to dilute it in the cocktail shaker or pint glass.

How to Make More than One Drink

All you have to do is multiply the ingredients by the number of drinks you want to make, but we recommend making one at a time so that you drink responsibly.

How to Make It Healthier

If you care about your caloric intake, you can switch the Red Bull for another healthier option, such as herbal tea or another energy drink.

How to Skip the Bomb Factor

In order to not make a mess, you can simply add all the Vegas Bomb ingredients into the Red Bull can.

Shot glass with ice cubes

Variations of this Bomb Shot Recipe

Crapple Bomb

The Crapple Bomb is the perfect fun drink for those who find cranberry juice “too refined,” as it will be replaced with Apple Pucker.

Irish Car Bomb

This consists of drinking a glass of Guinness beer after adding a shot of Irish cream and whiskey.

Jager Bomb

The Jager Bomb is more of a quick and marginally unpleasant way to get wasted than it is a fun drink. Simply pour a shot of Jagermeister into a glass of Red Bull to make it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Type of Glasses Should I Use for the Vegas Bomb Shot?

When serving this bomb shot, it is best to use thick, sturdy glasses.

We selected a big, wide-mouthed pint glass for my energy drink and a small, substantial shot glass for the shot.

If you want more alcohol, use a bigger shot glass and scale up the shot components proportionately.

What Is the Best Way of Dropping the Vegas Bomb Shot?

Since you’re technically dropping a shot glass into a pint glass and don’t want it to break, we advise you to carefully drop your shot glass from the rim of the pint glass and not much higher.

Once you’re holding the Vegas Bomb Shot slightly over the energy drink, just release it.

Will the Vegas Bomb Be Too Messy?

When creating the bomb shot, be aware that there may be a sizable splash when you drop the shot glass into the tall glass.

Therefore, it is best to make a Vegas Bomb Shot outside or on a surface that is simple to clean.

Crown whiskey in glass

Bottom Line

The Vegas Bomb Shot is a fantastic way of having fun on a Friday night, and now you can make your own whenever you want. If this interests you, please check out the rest of my page for more recipes like my green tea shot!

Yield: 1 serving

Vegas Bomb Shot

Vegas Bomb Shot

Three alcoholic beverages and the Red Bull energy drink make up the Vegas Bomb recipe. Get ready for an energy infused concoction everyone is sure to enjoy!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1/2 oz. Crown Royal Whiskey
  • 1/4 oz. peach schnapps liqueur
  • 1/4 oz. Malibu Rum
  • 1/2 oz. cranberry juice
  • 8 oz. Red Bull
  • Ice Cubes


  1. Place all your utensils and ingredients (except the ice) in the fridge and keep them there for a few minutes until they are as chilled.
  2. Now, take all the ingredients out of the fridge and put them on the counter so you can start the preparation of the Vegas Bomb drink.
  3. The next step is to measure all your liqueurs with a shot glass.
  4. Then, put all the liqueurs in the shaker, including the Crown Royal, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, and Malibu Rum and add ice.
  5. Give it a good mix by shaking the cranberry juice, peach schnapps, Malibu rum, and Crown Royal for a few seconds until all the flavors integrate and the mixture is well chilled.
  6. Pour the 8 ounces of your Red Bull into a tall bar glass and put the liquor in a shot glass.
  7. All that's left to do is let the shot glass fall into the energy drink and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 17gProtein: 0g

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