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10 Best Alcoholic Drinks With Red Bull (2023 Updated)

Alcoholic Drinks With Red Bull

Last Updated on February 9, 2024 by Lydia Martin

Red Bull, a globally renowned brand, reigns supreme in energy drinks. Its popularity has now extended to become a sought-after mixer for alcoholic beverages.

Some say mixing alcoholic drinks with Red Bull might seem like a weird concoction. But Red Bull’s enchanting combination with alcohol will surely jazz you up.

Keep reading as we’ve conducted cocktail experiments to bring you the best combinations of your favorite drinks.

Top 10 Alcoholic Drinks To Mix With Red Bull 

1. Whiskey

pouring whiskey on a glass

Red Bull with whiskey, preferably Irish whiskey in this recipe, can create a sweet and smokey Irish Energy cocktail. 

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3oz Red Bull energy drink

  • 1oz Irish whiskey

Instructions:

Pour Red Bull and Irish whiskey into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain it in an old-fashioned or beer glass, and serve.

“Red Bull cocktails are a vibrant fusion of energy and flavor.”-Liquor Laboratory

Serving: 1

2. Triple Sec

hiram walker triple sec bottle

Triple sec is a colorless orange-flavored liqueur [1] typically added to create delicious cocktails.

When I mix it with Red Bull, it results in a sweet and tart mixed drink called Skittle Bomb.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Red Bull

  • 1oz Triple sec

Instructions:

Pour triple sec into a shot glass, and pour a generous splash of Red Bull energy drink into a pint glass. Drop the shot glass into the Red Bull and serve it individually.

If you want a triple dose of this tasty cocktail, pour an additional half a can of Red Bull.

Serving: 1

3. Peach Schnapps

Bottle of Tipsy Bartender Peach Schnapps and a Glass with Ice

This bright peach schnapps is a clear liqueur that brings a big fruity flavor to cocktails. Mixing it with Red Bull and whiskey makes a Vegas Bomb cocktail.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1oz Red Bull 

  • 2oz Peach schnapps

  • 1½ Canadian whisky (Crown Royal)

  • 2oz Cranberry juice

Instructions:

Chill all the ingredients. Pour all the ingredients except the Red Bull into a tall glass and stir.

Put the Red Bull in a shot glass and drop the shot glass into the tall glass, or serve the fruity drink individually.

Serving: 1

4. Patrón Tequila 

Bottle of Patrón Tequila and a jigger

Red Bull with a Patrón tequila and some fruity flavors make a Bull Rider cocktail.

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Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4oz Red Bull Orange

  • 1½oz Patrón Reposado

  • 1oz Pineapple juice

  • ¾oz Toasted coconut syrup

  • ¾oz Yuzu juice

  • ½oz Orange Liqueur

Instructions:  

To make the Bull Rider, shake all the ingredients except the Red Bull energy drink in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain it into a Collins glass filled with ice and top it with Red Bull orange. Serve this unique drink with an orange or lime wedge.

Bartender Tip: You can also try the orange vodka Red Bull cocktail if you want the bold flavors on your classic cocktail.

Serving: 1

5. Jägermeister

Bottle of Jägermeister and a shot glass

This Jägermeister’s bitter-sweet flavor was initially brewed as a digestif. Mixing it with Red Bull creates a classic Jagerbomb cocktail. 

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 8oz Red Bull

  • 2oz Jägermeister 

Instructions:

Fill a shot glass with Jägermeister and pour the Red Bull into a tall or pint glass. Drop the shot glass inside the pint glass, drink immediately, and enjoy.

Serving: 1

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6. Gin

pouring bottle of gin on a jigger

Mixing Red Bull, gin, and a bitter-sweet liqueur makes a fun, high-octane drink called the Colt 45 cocktail.

“Don’t be afraid to try making classic cocktails at home — that’s why they’re classics!” – Hayden Miller, Head Bartender

It is a simple and easy mixed drink that you can try at home and requires no mixing.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients: 

Instructions:

Pour Jägermeister and gin into a highball glass filled with ice. Add the Red Bull on top, then serve.

Serving: 1

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7. Blue Curacao

hand holding Wenneker Blue Curacao

This blue curacao gives a blue hue to cocktails and mixed drinks.

Equal parts of Blue Curacao with Red Bull with other hard drinks produce a bright blue drink called the Bullfrog cocktail.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1oz Red Bull

  • 1oz Blue Curacao

  • 1oz Gin

  • 1oz tequila

  • 1oz Vodka

  • 1oz Rum (Optional: Coconut rum)

  • 1oz Lemon juice or lime juice

Instructions:

Add vodka, gin, gold tequila, and rum into a highball glass with ice and mix to make the Bullfrog cocktail. Add the lemon juice and blue curacao, and top with Red Bull.

Serving: 1

8. Orange Liqueur

Different Brands of Orange Liqueur

With orange juice and orange Red Bull, this orange liqueur creates a twist from a classic Screwdriver called a Vitamin C Red Bull cocktail.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1 can Red Bull orange

  • 1oz Orange liqueur

  • 2oz Orange juice

Instructions:

Pour the orange liqueur and juice into a pint glass filled with ice cubes. Open the Red Bull and turn it over, placing it on the top of the drink, add a straw, and serve.

If you want to make the invigorating drink more sweet, use equal parts orange juice and liqueur, then add lime cordial to your favorite recipe.

Serving: 1

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9. Vodka

pouring bottle of absolut vodka on a jigger

Vodka Red Bull cocktail is sometimes called Vodka Bull, Raging Red Bull, and Speedball. It is refreshing and easy to make. 

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1can Red Bull 

  • 2oz Vodka

Instructions:

Pour the Red Bull and vodka into a highball glass filled with ice, then stir.

Serving: 1

10. Light Rum

pouring bottle of light rum on a glass

Light rum is also known as white or silver rum. Mixing it up with Red Bull and ginger ale makes an enjoyable Caribbean drink called Jamaican Sprinter.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 3oz Red Bull

  • 1½oz Light Rum

  • 2oz Ginger ale 

Instructions:

Mix Red Bull, light rum, and ginger ale in a lowball glass filled with ice, and serve.

Serving: 1

FAQs

Can you safely serve Red Bull with alcohol?

Yes, you can safely serve and drink Red Bull and alcohol together. However, it would be best to control your intake because the caffeine in energy drinks might mask the effects of alcohol. [2]

You can try out the Vodka Red Bull cocktail, Spiked Watermelon Red Bull with watermelon candy rings, Red Bull Piña cocojito, Tropical Red Bull margarita (classic margarita with a twist), and Cherry Bomb Shot (cherry vodka, Red Bull, and grenadine).

What alcohol can you not mix with Red Bull?

Avoid mixing Red Bull with depressant-type alcohols like whiskey or brandy, as it can mask alcohol’s depressant effects, leading to potential overconsumption [3].

Your favorite energy drink [4] can be a good mixer as it makes a fun, interesting, refreshing cocktail.

Spiked Watermelon Red Bull, Malibu Watermelon, Bitter Bull, Red Bull Italian soda, and other Red Bull cocktails are a great way to consume caffeine and alcohol simultaneously. But how long will Red Bull last?

What’s a great non-alcoholic drink you can mix with Red Bull?

Fruit juices such as lemon, lime, Long Island iced tea, orange, grapefruit, and sodas are great non-alcoholic drinks you can mix with Red Bull. 

Aside from refreshing drinks, you can use Red Bull to make jello shots.

Final Verdict

Red Bull is a carbonated energy drink that is safe to be paired with alcoholic drinks, and its mysterious connection with alcohol makes surprisingly tasty and exciting cocktails. 

From flavored liqueurs to hard liquors such as rum, vodka, gin, tequila, and whiskey, these combinations might surprise you, and you might find yourself reaching for a second glass.

But whether you drink a Red Bull alone or mixed drinks, remember always to drink it in moderation.

References:

  1. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triple%20sec 

  2. https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/news/press-releases/2010/11/ftc-sends-warning-letters-marketers-caffeinated-alcohol-drinks  

  3. https://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/caffeine-and-alcohol.htm

  4. https://www.britannica.com/topic/energy-drink

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