Jager Bomb Cocktail Recipe

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Jager Bomb Nutrition Facts





Alcohol %:7%

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 Jager Bomb is a popular party cocktail that originated in the United States. It's a high-energy drink that combines Jagermeister, a German herbal liqueur, with an energy drink, typically Red Bull. It's a favorite among college students and party-goers who enjoy the rush of energy it provides. The Jager Bomb is typically consumed by dropping a shot of Jagermeister into a glass of Red Bull and then drinking it as quickly as possible.

How Jager Bomb Tastes?

The Jager Bomb has a unique, sweet and herbal flavor. The Jagermeister provides a complex, herbal taste, while the Red Bull adds a sweet, fruity flavor. The combination results in a strong, energizing drink with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Interesting facts about Jager Bomb

  • The Jager Bomb is often associated with a 'party' atmosphere due to its high energy content.
  • Despite its German name and ingredients, the Jager Bomb is an American invention.
  • The Jager Bomb is often consumed as a 'shot', meaning it's typically drunk in one go.


  • Jagermeister: 1.5 oz(45ml)
  • Red bull: 8.4 oz(252ml)


The herbal liqueur, Jägermeister, is the soul of this bomb. 1.5 oz offers just enough complexity without overpowering. It brings forth a blend of 56 herbs, fruits, spices, and woods. Skipping it? You'd have a Red Bull minus the fun. No Jägermeister, no bomb!

Alex Green

Red Bull

Red Bull gives you wings, or so they say. At 8.4 oz, it’s the energetic pool for the Jägermeister to dive into. The sweet and tangy flavor braces your taste buds for the flavorful Jäger onslaught. Leave it out, and you'll just sip herbal liqueur, wondering where the excitement went.

Substitutions? Energy drinks vary; using another might tweak the taste. Something like Monster might add a more tart kick; your bomb, your rules!

Emma Rose

Recipe. How to make Jager Bomb Drink

  1. Fill a shot glass with Jagermeister.
  2. Pour Red Bull into a pint glass.
  3. Drop the shot glass of Jagermeister into the pint glass of Red Bull.
  4. Drink immediately.

Pro Tips

  • Chill the Jagermeister and Red Bull before making the cocktail to make it more refreshing.
  • Be careful not to drink too many Jager Bombs in a short period of time as the high caffeine and alcohol content can be dangerous.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Savory Snacks: The herbal notes of Jägermeister pair well with salty, savory snacks like pretzels or trail mix. Their saltiness can cut through the sweetness of the Red Bull and enhance the herbal flavors.
  • BBQ Foods: A Jäger Bomb's bold flavors can stand up to hearty barbecue fare. Think pulled pork sliders or smoked sausage.
  • Spicy Foods: The effervescence and sweetness of the Red Bull can help soothe the palate when eating spicy foods like hot wings or jalapeño poppers.

Drink Pairings

  • Water: Keep it simple and stay hydrated. A glass of water between Jäger Bombs will help you last the night.
  • Coffee: For a contrasting pick-me-up, the bitterness of coffee provides a nice counterbalance to the sweetness of this cocktail.

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What you could change in Jager Bomb

If you don't have Jagermeister, you can substitute it with another herbal liqueur. If you don't have Red Bull, you can substitute it with another energy drink.

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And of course - twists🍹

Twist #1 - Black Cherry Bomb

  • Add a splash of black cherry soda to the Red Bull before dropping in the Jägermeister. This twist introduces a fruity undertone that complements the herbal notes.

Twist #2 - Jäger-Orange Bomb

  • Use an orange-flavored energy drink instead of Red Bull. Oranges add a citrus kick, which can brighten up the cocktail and offer a tangy zest.

Twist #3 - Spicy Bomb

  • Rim the shot glass with chili powder before filling it with Jägermeister. Spiciness from the chili powder will create a warm sensation that dances with the Jäger's coolness.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Jager Bomb

What type of glass is typically used for a Jager Bomb?

The Jager Bomb is typically served using a pint glass and a shot glass.

Can I use a different energy drink in place of Red Bull in a Jager Bomb?

Yes, you can substitute Red Bull with another energy drink. However, the taste might vary.

What are some popular occasions for drinking Jager Bombs?

Jager Bombs are popular at parties, clubs, and social gatherings where energy drinks are often consumed.

What is the alcohol content of Jagermeister?

Jagermeister has an alcohol content of approximately 35%.

What does dropping the shot into the glass do to the drink?

Dropping the shot into the glass mixes the Jagermeister with the Red Bull, creating a blending of flavors and a unique drinking experience.

Why is it called a 'bomb'?

The 'bomb' in Jager Bomb refers to the method in which the cocktail is consumed - dropping a shot into another drink and consuming it quickly, or 'bombing' it.

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