a vodka red bull in a glass garnished with an orange wedge
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How To Make A Vodka Red Bull Cocktail Recipe

Criticize all you want but the Vodka Red Bull drink has become extremely popular among the younger crowds. This is a very simple cocktail that made its debut soon after the release of Red Bull energy drinks. Once this drink hit the clubs and bars people went crazy for it. By consuming Red Bull mixed with Vodka it creates a very energizing outcome, which is why the younger generations who like to party enjoy the Vodka Red so much.

Here’s What You Need For A Vodka Red


  • Jigger or Shot Glass
  • Stir Stick
top view of red bull and vodka in glass with ice, on a wooden table


  • Vodka
  • Red Bull
  • Orange Wedge (Garnish)
  • Ice Cubes

Vodka Red Bull Drink Recipe

a vodka red bull in a glass garnished with an orange wedge

Vodka Red Bull

The Vodka Red Bull is a drink that will make you want to party 'til the morning. By combining Red Bull with Vodka this drink is enough to give your grandfather a heart attack… or lift him out of his wheelchair, one or the other. Be cautious when consuming.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red bull vodka, vodka and red bull, vodka red recipe
Servings: 1
Calories: 110kcal
Cost: $4


  • Jigger or Shot Glass
  • Stir Stick


  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 3 oz Red Bull
  • Ice Cubes
  • Orange Wedge Garnish


  • Add the Vodka and Red Bull to a glass with ice in it and stir.
    bottle of vodka lying down on its side
  • Sip slowly and enjoy your Vodka Red!
    a vodka red bull in a glass garnished with an orange wedge



Serving: 1g | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.2g | Sodium: 60mg
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History Of The Vodka Red Bull Cocktail

You might have guessed due to the special ingredient that this is a newer cocktail in the industry. Since the first red bull energy drink was released just over 30 years ago in 1987, it didn’t become popular until years following. So the Vodka Red Bull drink didn’t make its first appearance until the early 2000s when the energy drink was becoming popular as well.

But, once this drink hit the bars and clubs in big cities, people began to take notice. It blew up in popularity for a few years but slowly and surely people lost interest. Now the drink is making a come back and re-appearing in almost every bar you go to.

red bull can on table, blurred background

Recipe Notes & F.A.Q’s

Is there a different type of liquor I can use?

You can use whatever liquor you like but it will no longer be considered and taste like a vodka red bull, since those are the only two ingredients.

Can I use another energy drink and get the same effect?

Yes! you can use something like monster or another energy drink and get the same effect, although the taste will be different.

Are these safe to drink?

Yes they are safe, but don’t drink a large quantity of this cocktail.

Vodka Red 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.

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