O Bomb Recipe

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O Bomb Nutrition Facts


Fat:0 g

Protein:0 g

Carbohydrates:15 g

Alcohol %:10

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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 O Bomb, also known as the Orange Bomb, is a popular party drink that originated in the United States. It's a favorite among young adults and college students, especially during parties and celebrations.

  • The O Bomb is a 'bomb shot', which means a shot is dropped into another drink and then consumed in one go.
  • The name 'O Bomb' is derived from the orange flavor of the drink, which comes from the combination of energy drink and orange-flavored liqueur.
  • The O Bomb is often associated with fun, energy, and a wild night out.

How O Bomb Tastes?

The O Bomb is a sweet, tangy, and slightly bitter cocktail. The orange-flavored liqueur gives it a fruity and citrusy taste, while the energy drink adds a sweet and slightly tart flavor. The vodka gives it a strong and slightly bitter undertone.

Interesting facts about O Bomb

  • The O Bomb is a variation of the Jager Bomb, which is made with Jagermeister and energy drink.
  • Despite its strong flavor, the O Bomb is relatively low in alcohol content, making it a popular choice for those who want to enjoy a night out without getting too drunk.
  • The O Bomb is often served in a special glass called a 'bomb shot glass', which has a separate compartment for the shot.


A few good options for O Bomb are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

Learn everything on which Vodka to choose


Vodka is the backbone of many shots, including the O Bomb, providing a potent kick with its high alcohol content (usually around 40%). It's neutral in flavor, which lets the orange-flavored liqueur shine. Skimp on the vodka, and you'll miss the rocket to launch the experience; flood it, and you might overpower the citrus notes. As an alternative, you could use white rum for a slightly sweeter kick.

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Orange-flavored Liqueur

This liqueur brings a sweet and fruity citrus touch to the shot. It's essential to balance out the strong kick of the vodka and complement the energy drink. Without it, you're losing the 'O' in your 'O Bomb'. Substituting it with triple sec or Cointreau is possible, and will keep the orange theme while slightly tweaking the sweetness and complexity.

Mary Mitkina

Energy Drink

The energy drink isn't just a mixer; it's here to give a burst of vitality, add some carbonated zing, and ride the coattails of sweetness from the liqueur. Leave it out, and you lose the 'Bomb' effect when dropping the shot glass. No energy drink at hand? Try a fizzy soda like Mountain Dew for an energy kick with a different flavor profile.

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Recipe. How to make O Bomb Drink

  1. Fill a shot glass with vodka and orange-flavored liqueur.
  2. Fill a larger glass with energy drink.
  3. Drop the shot glass into the larger glass.
  4. Drink in one go.

Pro Tips

  • For a smoother taste, chill the vodka and liqueur before making the drink.
  • Be careful when dropping the shot glass into the larger glass to avoid splashing.

Perfect Pairings

Snacks and Foods

  • Spicy Nuts: The kick from the vodka and sweet notes from the liqueur complement the spiciness of nuts like wasabi peas or spiced almonds.
  • Burger Sliders: A savory, fatty slider is great for absorbing alcohol and balancing the buzz from the energy drink.
  • Fruit Skewers: Fresh fruit's sweetness pairs nicely with the orange liqueur and adds a healthy balance.


  • Water: Always have water on hand to stay hydrated, especially when downing energizing shots.
  • Iced Tea: The tannins in tea can cleanse the palate between shots.

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What you could change in O Bomb

  • If you don't have orange-flavored liqueur, you can use any other citrus-flavored liqueur.
  • If you don't have energy drink, you can use a combination of soda and fruit juice.

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And of course - twists🍹

O Bomb with a Citrus Twist

Ingredients: Switch the orange-flavored liqueur for a grapefruit-flavored one. The rest remains the same. Recipe: Follow the original recipe, replacing the liqueur. This version offers a tart contrast that stands up against the sweet and punchy combination, making for a shot that's a bit more refreshing and sophisticated.

Tropical O Bomb

Ingredients: Use coconut-flavored vodka and a splash of pineapple juice in the shot glass. Recipe: Combine coconut vodka and pineapple juice in the shot, and proceed as usual. This twist transports you to a beach party, with tropical vibes softening the robust energy drink profile.

O Bomb Light

Ingredients: Use a diet energy drink and a low-calorie orange-flavored liqueur. Recipe: The same process, but with the lighter ingredients. Cheers to a 'guilt-free' experience that aims to maintain the buzz without all the calories.

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Frequently Asked Questions on O Bomb

Can I make an O Bomb with other types of alcohol?

Yes, you can substitute the vodka with other types of strong spirits like rum or tequila. However, this may change the flavor profile of the cocktail.

What should I do if I don't like the taste of energy drinks?

You can replace the energy drink with a combination of fruit juice and soda. This will alter the taste, but give you a beverage that is less potentially harmful and not as sugary.

What other types of 'bomb shot' cocktails are there?

There are various types of 'bomb shot' cocktails such as the Jager Bomb, made with Jagermeister, and the Irish Car Bomb, made with Irish stout and Irish cream liqueur.

Is the O Bomb considered a highball cocktail?

No, the O Bomb is not classified as a highball cocktail. Highball cocktails are typically served in a tall glass and filled with a larger proportion of non-alcoholic mixer, whereas the O Bomb is a 'bomb shot', typically consumed in one go.

Can I make an O Bomb without alcohol?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version of the O Bomb. Simply replace the vodka and orange-flavored liqueur with fruit juice or non-alcoholic substitutes.

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