How to Make Cherry Bomb Shots

by Kate Bradley ; Updated September 28, 2017

Start to Finish: 3 minutes
Servings: 1
Difficulty Level: Easy

A cherry bomb is a type of shot -- bomb shots consist of a shot of liquor, usually flavored, dropped into a glass of chaser, such as cola, juice or beer, and consumed all at once. Use a highball glass and a shot glass to make the cherry bomb.


  • 1 ounce of cherry-flavored vodka
  • 3 ounces of your favorite energy drink
  • 1 splash of grenadine¬†

Pour the Energy Drink and Grenadine

Combine your chosen energy drink and the splash of grenadine in the highball glass. The grenadine is intended only to add color and a very small amount of flavor, so add it sparingly.

Pour the Shot

Pour the cherry-flavored vodka into a shot glass.

Drop the "Bomb"

Carefully drop the vodka-filled shot glass into the highball glass. The shot glass will displace the energy drink-grenadine mix, causing all three liquids to combine.


  • Wait a few seconds after dropping the bomb to allow the flavors to mix.

About the Author

Kate Bradley began writing professionally in 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in international studies and a minor in German from Berry College in Rome, Ga; TEFL/TESOL certification from ITC International in Prague; and a Master of Arts in integrated global communication from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga.