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How To Make A Cherry Bomb Drink: Cocktail Recipe

A lot of the time when someone mentions a cherry bomb they think of the firecracker, but what they don’t know is that there’s also a delicious Cherry Bomb drink.

If you’re looking for a nice refreshing drink with a little booze in it on a hot summer day, the cherry bomb drink is just for you. This tasty cocktail combines rum, grenadine, and lime soda to create what some drink connoisseurs call perfection.

Here’s What You’re Going To Need

Equipment Needed

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Jigger or Shot Glass
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Ingredients Needed

  • Rum
  • Grenadine
  • Lime Soda
  • Cherries (Garnish)
  • Lime Wedge (Garnish)

Cherry Bomb Drink Recipe

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Cherry Bomb Drink

There is nothing like a cool refreshing drink on a hot summer day, especially one with booze! If that interests you, then you have got to try the Cherry Bomb cocktail. This drink uses rum, lime soda, and grenadine to create the best summer cocktail you'll ever have.
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry bomb cocktail, cherry bomb drink, cherry cocktail, summer cocktail recipe
Servings: 1
Calories: 159kcal
Cost: $4


  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Jigger


  • 1.5 oz Rum
  • .5 oz Grenadine
  • 2 oz Lime Soda
  • Cherries
  • Lime Wedge
  • Ice Cubes


  • Add the rum, grenadine, lime soda, and a couple of ice cubes to your cocktail shaker and shake for about 8 seconds.
    bartender mixing a cocktail using a shaker over top of a prep table
  • Pour/strain the drink over a tall glass filled with ice cubes.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and cherries.
    a cherry and cut up lime floating in a drink
  • Enjoy your refreshing cocktail!
    Cold cherry summer drink in glasses with a bowl of cherries, white wood background


Serving: 1g | Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Sugar: 12g
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History Of The Cherry Bomb Cocktail

The Cherry bomb cocktail does not have much of a history. It is thought to have made its first appearance in the early 2000s, but, since there are many variations of this drink the true origin is unknown.

Some people like to use vodka or other liquors to make the Cherry Bomb drink, but we recommend a dark rum.

Cold cherry summer drink in glasses with a bowl of cherries, white wood background

Recipe Notes & F.A.Q’s

Is there a different type of soda I can use?

Yes, you can use any carbonated soda for this drink. but most people find the lime soda to taste the best.

What kind of rum works best in this drink?

You should use a dark rum for this cocktail, but any rum will do.

My drink is too sweet, what should I do?

you can add less grenadine if it is too sweet, or add more soda/rum.

Recipe Size Conversion

Do you want to make this cocktail for a party or event? We have you covered. This calculator will tell you how many millilitres you need for every ingredient. All you need to do is type the number of drinks that you would like to make in total.

Some Other Ways The Cherry Bomb Is Made

In this video, the bartender creates a simple cherry bomb, like a jager bomb but different ingredients.

In this video, the two guys create their version of the cherry bomb drink. They use vodka, tequila, light rum, pineapple juice, coconut cream, grenadine, and milk. An interesting combination.

In this bartender’s version of the cherry bomb, he uses vodka for the liquor and lights the top on fire!

In this version of the cherry bomb, the bartender creates simple cherry bomb shots that taste amazing.

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