Bomb Pop Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20%

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Bomb Pop Cocktail is a fun, colorful drink that is inspired by the classic Bomb Pop popsicle. The popsicle, which was first introduced in 1955, is known for its patriotic colors - red, white, and blue. This cocktail is a favorite on hot summer days and is particularly popular during Fourth of July celebrations in the United States.

How Bomb Pop Tastes?

The Bomb Pop Cocktail is a sweet and fruity drink with a slightly tart finish. The layers of flavor mimic the popsicle, starting with a cherry sweetness, transitioning to a tart lemon, and finishing with a refreshing blue raspberry.

Interesting facts about Bomb Pop

  • The Bomb Pop Cocktail is often served in a tall glass to showcase its layered colors.
  • Despite its sweet taste, this cocktail packs a punch with its vodka content.
  • The Bomb Pop Cocktail is named after the Bomb Pop popsicle due to its similar color scheme and flavors.


A few good options for Bomb Pop are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

Learn everything on which Vodka to choose

Cherry Vodka

Cherry vodka brings a playful fruity kick to this cocktail. At 1.5 oz, we get just enough to taste the cherry without it overpowering the drink. Too much, and you'd feel like you're drinking spiked cough syrup; too little, and you'd miss the cherry joyride. If you swap it with regular vodka, you'll lose the cherry flavor, turning our Bomb Pop into a sad, one-note tune.

Emma Rose


Lemonade is the zesty backbone of the Bomb Pop, offering a refreshing tang that balances the sweetness. 1.5 oz is the sweet spot, keeping the drink light and not overly sour. Without it, the drink would be too sweet, diluting the 'pop'. Swap with lime juice for a sharper tartness, but beware, it might make your lips pucker more than your first kiss!

Mary Mitkina

Blue Curacao

Blue Curacao isn't just for show; at 1.5 oz, it gifts us with a citrusy orange flavor and that signature blue flair. If you cut it out, you'd have a drink as blue as a rainy day. Substitute with Triple sec if you must, but your cocktail will be as naked without its blue robe.

Alex Green


Ice is the unsung hero here. It's like the cool friend who doesn't say much but makes everything better. It chills the drink, mellows the flavors, and let's be honest, without it, you'd be sipping a lukewarm mess. As needed means enough to chill, but not so much you're drinking a slushy—unless that's your thing.

Emma Rose

Recipe. How to make Bomb Pop Drink

  1. Fill a tall glass with ice.
  2. Pour in the cherry vodka.
  3. Add the lemonade.
  4. Top with blue curacao.
  5. Stir gently to create a layered effect.
  6. Serve with a straw and enjoy.

Pro Tips

  • For a more pronounced layered effect, pour the ingredients over the back of a spoon.
  • Make sure to serve this cocktail immediately to prevent the colors from mixing.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Grilled Seafood: The tropical and fruity notes of the Bomb Pop cocktail complement the flavors of grilled shrimp or fish.
  • Fruit Salad: A light and sweet fruit salad would pair well with the sweet and tangy flavor profile of the drink.
  • Vanilla Ice Cream: The creamy texture and subtle sweetness of vanilla ice cream would offer a delightful contrast to the bright and vibrant flavors of the cocktail.

Drink Pairings

  • Sparkling Water: A bubbly and refreshing glass of sparkling water can cleanse the palate between sips of the cocktail.
  • Iced Tea: To balance the sweetness, a glass of unsweetened iced tea could be a refreshing companion.

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What you could change in Bomb Pop

  • If you don't have cherry vodka, you can use regular vodka and a splash of cherry juice.
  • For a non-alcoholic version, replace the vodka and blue curacao with blue and red fruit punch.

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And of course - twists🍹

The Sparkling Pop

  • Swap out lemonade for a splash of sparkling lemon soda. This will give the cocktail a fizzy lift, making it even more refreshing. It’s like adding a little sparkle to your smile!

The Tropical Pop

  • Add pineapple juice (1 oz) and a dash of coconut cream. These tropical touches will transport you straight to the beach, with your feet in the sand and a warm breeze on your face.

The Berry Pop

  • Substitute cherry vodka with raspberry vodka and add a splash of cranberry juice. This will give the drink a more complex berry vibe, perfect for when you can't decide between sweet or tart—it's like a berry merry-go-round for your taste buds!

In case you forgot basics how to make Bomb Pop

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

Learn everything on how to stir

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Frequently Asked Questions on Bomb Pop

What is the origin of the name 'Bomb Pop'?

The name 'Bomb Pop' is derived from a popular popsicle that is well-loved in the United States, particularly appreciated for its red, white, and blue colors reminiscent of the national flag.

Is the Bomb Pop cocktail considered a classic cocktail?

No, the Bomb Pop cocktail is not considered a classic cocktail. It is a modern creation, inspired by the Bomb Pop popsicle.

What is the appropriate occasion to serve Bomb Pop cocktails?

Bomb Pop cocktails, with their vibrant colors and sweet flavors, are perfect for summer parties, BBQs, and especially for Fourth of July celebrations.

What type of glassware is best for presenting the Bomb Pop cocktail?

A tall, clear glass is typically used to showcase the layered colors of the Bomb Pop cocktail.

What does Blue Curacao taste like?

Blue Curacao has a sweet and slightly bitter flavor, much like an orange peel or a Tart Tangerine.

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