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Jäger Bomb

Energy drink splashing out of a pint glass after a shot glass full of Jägermeister has been dropped into it.
Image: / Tim Nusog

Technically a type of Boilermaker, that style of beer-and-shot combo which sometimes feature the shot dropped inside the beer (ergo, “bomb” shot), this drink originally was made using lager. In recent times, however, the version replacing beer with an energy drink has far surpassed its progenitor in popularity. Either way, this easy-to-prepare—and infamous—combination has managed to maintain its reputation for getting the party started.

What is Jägermeister?

Jägermeister is a German herbal liqueur invented in 1934. Made from 56 different herbs and botanicals, Jägermeister is syrupy and sweet, with strong notes of black licorice, ginseng and anise. It contains 35% alcohol, making it slightly lower in alcohol content than a spirit like vodka or tequila.

How Do You Drink a Jäger Bomb?

“Bomb” shots, like the Jäger Bomb, are intended to be consumed quickly. Be aware: The combination of alcohol and caffeine in a Jäger Bomb is a potent pairing. According to the CDC, “When alcohol is mixed with caffeine, the caffeine can mask the depressant effects of alcohol, making drinkers feel more alert than they would otherwise. As a result, they may drink more alcohol and become more impaired than they realize.” With this in mind, enjoy Jäger Bombs safely and in moderation.


  • 1-8.4 ounce can energy drink, such as Red Bull

  • 1 1/2 ounces Jägermeister


  1. Pour the energy drink into a pint glass.

  2. Pour the Jägermeister into a shot glass.

  3. Drop the shot glass filled with Jägermeister into the pint glass and drink immediately.