Jägerbomb Recipe

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Alcohol %:7%

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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 Jägerbomb is a modern classic that was reportedly first mixed in the UK in the late 20th century. It's a high-energy cocktail that's popular among party-goers, particularly students and young adults. The name 'Jägerbomb' is derived from the two main ingredients: Jägermeister, a German herbal liqueur, and an energy drink, often Red Bull.

  • The Jägerbomb is often associated with a lively party atmosphere.
  • It's a popular choice for those who enjoy a sweet, strong drink with a kick.
  • The Jägerbomb is typically consumed as a shot.

How Jägerbomb Tastes?

The Jägerbomb is a sweet, strong, and slightly herbal cocktail. The energy drink gives it a sweet and tangy flavor, while the Jägermeister adds a complex herbal note. The combination creates a unique, bold taste that's both refreshing and invigorating.

Interesting facts about Jägerbomb

  • The Jägerbomb is often consumed in a unique way: a shot of Jägermeister is dropped into a glass of energy drink, and the whole thing is drunk at once.
  • Despite its German name and ingredients, the Jägerbomb is a British invention.
  • The Jägerbomb is sometimes referred to as a 'depth charge', due to the way it's consumed.



Jägermeister is the star of the show here, bringing in a unique herbal and slightly sweet flavor profile that includes notes of star anise, citrus peel, and a hint of licorice. At 1.5 oz, it's just enough to give the shot its distinctive taste without overpowering the drinker. Too much could make the shot too strong and mask the energy drink, while too little might make it too diluted. Without Jägermeister, it wouldn't be a Jägerbomb, plain and simple!

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Energy Drink

The Energy Drink acts as a chaser and diluent to the Jägermeister. It brings a sweet, often fruity carbonated buzz to the mix, complementing the herbal bitterness of the Jägermeister. At 4 oz, it provides the right balance to make the drink palatable without turning it into a merely caffeinated beverage. Miss out on the energy drink, and you'll just have a shot of Jäger - not the explosive Jägerbomb experience. You could substitute with different brands of energy drinks, each with its unique flavor, which could slightly change the taste of the bomb.

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Recipe. How to make Jägerbomb Drink

  1. Fill a shot glass with Jägermeister.
  2. Fill a larger glass with the energy drink.
  3. Drop the shot glass into the larger glass.
  4. Drink the entire cocktail in one go.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure both the Jägermeister and the energy drink are chilled before mixing.
  • Be careful when dropping the shot glass into the larger glass to avoid spills.
  • Always consume responsibly.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Savory Snacks: Salty and savory snacks like nuts, pretzels, or chips can help balance the sweetness of the energy drink.
  • Fast Food: The robust flavors of fast food items, such as burgers or fries, can stand up to the bold and herbal notes of Jägermeister.
  • Spicy Foods: Spicy dishes can complement the energy drink's sweetness and the herbal complexity of Jägermeister.

Drink Pairings

  • Water: Always good to stay hydrated, especially when consuming energy drinks and alcohol.
  • Non-Alcoholic Beer: If you want to keep partying but slow down on the alcohol intake, a non-alcoholic beer can be a good pairing.

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What you could change in Jägerbomb

If you don't have Jägermeister, you can substitute it with another herbal liqueur. For a non-alcoholic version, you can use a non-alcoholic herbal drink and a caffeine-free energy drink.

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And of course - twists🍹

Classic Jägerbomb Twist

  • Ingredients: 1.5 oz Jägermeister, 4 oz Tonic Water
  • Recipe: Fill a shot glass with Jägermeister. Fill a larger glass with tonic water. Drop the shot glass into the tonic. The quinine in the tonic water adds a bitter twist to the Jägerbomb, offering a less sweet and more sophisticated profile.

Red Bull Silver Edition

  • Ingredients: 1.5 oz Jägermeister, 4 oz Red Bull Silver Edition (lime-flavored)
  • Recipe: Same as the original, but the lime-flavored Red Bull adds a citrusy zing, offering a tangy variation to the traditional bomb.

Blackcurrant Bomb

  • Ingredients: 1.5 oz Jägermeister, 4 oz blackcurrant cordial and club soda mixture
  • Recipe: Mix equal parts blackcurrant cordial and club soda. Fill a shot glass with Jägermeister. Fill the larger glass with the blackcurrant soda mixture. Drop the shot glass into the larger glass. This twist adds a fruity and refreshing take to the Jägerbomb, making it a delightful alternative for those who prefer a fruitier cocktail.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Jägerbomb

What is the best energy drink to use for a Jägerbomb?

While Red Bull is commonly used, any energy drink that you enjoy can be used to make a Jägerbomb.

Can I drink Jägerbomb without dropping the shot glass into the energy drink?

Yes, you can. Simply pour the Jägermeister into the energy drink and stir. The dropping of the shot glass is more for dramatic effect.

What is the origin of the term 'Jägerbomb'?

The term 'Jägerbomb' is a combination of the German word 'Jäger', meaning hunter, and 'bomb', referencing the drop-shot method of consumption.

What kind of alcohol is Jägermeister?

Jägermeister is a type of German digestif made with 56 herbs and spices. It's known for its strong, unique flavor.

How can I make a Jägerbomb at home?

To make a Jägerbomb at home, you just need Jägermeister and an energy drink. Fill a shot glass with Jägermeister and a larger glass with energy drink, then drop the shot glass into the larger one.

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