Vegas Bomb – A Beautiful Mess

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The Vegas Bomb is a bomb shot recipe made of Crown Royal, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, and energy drink. This fruity flavored drink combines alcohol and caffeine for a fun drink to start the night off with. This Vegas Bomb recipe is best enjoyed as a bomb shot. This means you’ll drop the shot into the larger drink, creating a fun splash. This is a fun party drink! 

This drink gets its name from the casino and party scene in Las Vegas. The “bomb” part comes from the idea of a bomb shot (any shot where you drop a shot into a beer or energy drink Boilermaker-style).

More popular shot recipes: Green Tea Shot, Lemon Drop Shot, White Tea Shot, Jello Shots, Boilermaker, Jäger Bomb.

Ingredients

  • Crown Royal – Canadian Whiskey.
  • Peach Schnapps
  • Cranberry Juice – From a bottle will work just fine.
  • Energy Drink – Such as Red Bull

For this recipe, you’ll need a standard size highball glass or a pint glass. You will also need a shot glass.

How to Make a Vegas Bomb Drink

Begin by preparing a shot glass with Crown Royal. 

Next, prepare your highball glass or pint glass with cranberry juice, peach schnapps and chilled energy drink. 

Hold the shot glass above the larger glass and gently drop it in. 

After dropping the shot in, chug the whole thing quickly.

Why you’ll love the Vegas Bomb

  • The combination of caffeine and alcohol makes it a fun choice for the first drink of the night.
  • The experience of dropping the shot in is a fun bit of theatrics that pleases a crowd. Simply put, this recipe feels like a party.
  • It’s a chance to say “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” You know you want to.

Tips for Making

  • Some variations of this recipe omit the cranberry juice. It’s said to be a regional variation. 
  • If you want to reduce the sugar, choose sugar-free Red Bull. 
  • If your Red Bull wasn’t chilled, you can use a cocktail shaker with ice to mix the drink ingredients (minus the shot).

Variations of the Vegas Bomb Cocktail

  • Skip the cranberry – Some variations of this recipe omit the cranberry juice. It’s said to be a regional variation.
  • Royal Flush Shot – A Royal Flush Shot is made of Crown Royal, peach schnapps, and cranberry juice.
  • Caffeine-free – If you want to skip the caffeine, replace the energy drink with a juice, lemonade or a lemon-lime soda.
  • Amaretto Vegas Bomb – Replace the whiskey with amaretto for this variation.
  • Cherry Bomb – If you replace the whiskey with cherry vodka, you almost have a Cherry Bomb. 
  • Drink the two separately – If you don’t like the idea of a shot glass hiding inside your drinking glass (it hurts my teeth thinking about it too) or if you don’t love the big splash (bomb shots are a bit messy), an alternative way to enjoy this drink is to drink the shot before quickly chugging the second drink.

More Bomb Shot Recipes

The Vegas Bomb is a take on the Boilermaker shot. Here are more popular variations. These recipes are extremely popular with college students and for events like bachelorette parties.

  • Boilermaker – The original drop-in shot is made by dropping a shot of whiskey or rye into into a lager beer.
  • Irish Shot – The Irish version of a Boilermaker uses Guinness Stout, Irish whiskey and Irish cream liqueur.
  • Jäger Bomb Shot – Drop a shot of Jägermeister liqueur into Red Bull to make this popular recipe- Jäger Bomb.
  • Flaming Dr. Pepper – Drop a shot of amaretto and Overproof rum (often on fire) into a glass of beer for this dangerous shot recipe.
  • Cherry Bomb – Drop a shot of cherry liqueur into a Red Bull with grenadine to create the Cherry Bomb shot.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Vegas Bomb Shot made of?

The Vegas Bomb is a bomb shot recipe made of Crown Royal, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, and energy drink.

What does a Vegas Bomb taste like?

This is a fruity flavored drink. It tastes like peach, cranberry and citrus. It’s easy to drink and sweet.   

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Learn to make the popular Vegas Bomb shot at home using Crown Royal, peach schnapps, cranberry juice and energy drink.

Yield 1 cocktail

Prep 3 minutes

Instructions

  • Begin by preparing a shot glass with Crown Royal. 

  • Next, prepare your highball glass or pint glass with cranberry juice, peach schnapps and chilled energy drink. 

  • Hold the shot glass above the larger glass and gently drop it in. 

  • After dropping the shot in, chug the whole thing quickly.

Notes

  • Some variations of this recipe omit the cranberry juice. It’s said to be a regional variation. 
  • If you want to reduce the sugar, choose sugar-free Red Bull. 
  • If your Red Bull wasn’t chilled, you can use a cocktail shaker with ice to mix the drink ingredients (minus the shot).

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Vegas Bomb

Amount per Serving

% Daily Value*

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.


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