The Jager bomb is a very popular bomb shot cocktail, originally made from a mixture of Red Bull and Jagermeister. It has an unusual taste which some liken to cough syrup and gives you a “boost” from the alcohol-caffeine combination. Treat this one with respect- it’s easy to have one too many as the Red Bull offsets the depressant effect of the alcohol content.
Step 1: Materials and Prep
- A medium or pint sized glass (eBay Search: “pint glass”)
- A shot glass (eBay Search: “shot glass”)
- 1/2 can Red Bull energy drink
- 1-2 oz shot of Jagermeister herbal liqueur
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Step 2: Preparation
Firstly, pre-chill the ingredients. Now this is the fun part! To mix one of these properly you need to do it by dropping a shot glass of Jagermeister into a glass of Red Bull.
If you’re having a party and need to make multiple Jagerbombs, show off your bartending in a theatrical way by making your own Jager-train! It works like this:
Line up glasses of Red Bull with an empty glass at one end. You then need to carefully balance shot glasses of Jagermeister between the rims of a pair of pint glasses as you go along the line. This takes a little trial and error, but the idea is that when you position the shot glasses correctly you just push one to create a domino effect of shots falling into glasses of Red Bull! (See Video below)
Jager bomb Cocktail
If you want to drink a Jagerbomb in a more relaxed fashion you can make it as a mixed cocktail on the rocks. Simply fill a rocks glass with ice, add 1-2 oz of Jagermeister liqueur then top up with Red Bull energy drink.
Step 3: How to Serve Jager Bombs
The best way to serve these drinks is in these frozen ice shot glasses. You can get the molds at on eBay for about $12:
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Do you have to use Red Bull?
This drink can be made with any energy drink similar to Red Bull so feel free to experiment with your preferred brand. Please note however that this may drastically alter the taste so for the true Jager Bomb experience stick to the Red Bull!
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