A-Bomb Cocktail in a highball glass with ice sitting on a bartop

A-Bomb Cocktail

Originally Posted On June 24, 2023 and Last Updated On

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Our A-Bomb Cocktail Recipe Will Blow Your Mind!

The A-Bomb cocktail is a vodka-based cocktail that has four different ingredients including coffee liqueur, Irish cream, and orange liqueur. No one really knows the origin of the A-Bomb cocktail, but regardless, it’s a great drink to try when you want something different that includes vodka as a base spirit.

A-Bomb Cocktail in a highball glass with ice sitting on a bartop

A-Bomb Cocktail

Yield: 1 Cocktail
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

The A-Bomb Cocktail is a four ingredient drink that hits you like a bomb if you're not careful!

Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 oz. Ultimat Vodka
  • 1⁄2 oz. Coffee Liqueur
  • 1⁄2 oz. Irish Cream
  • 1⁄2 oz. Orange Liqueur

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add 1/2 oz. of Ultimat Vodka, 1/2 oz. of Coffee Liqueur, 1/2 oz. of Irish Cream, and 1/2 oz. of Orange Liqueur to the shaker.
  3. Shake the cocktail vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a highball glass.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Cocktail Serving Size 2 ounces
Amount Per Serving Calories 200

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Ingredient Notes:

  • Ultimat Vodka: Ultimat Vodka is a premium vodka that is made from a blend of wheat, rye, and potato. It is distilled four times and filtered through charcoal and limestone. Strangely enough the company is owned by Patrón Spirits Company.
  • Coffee Liqueur: Coffee liqueur is a sweet liqueur that is made from coffee beans, sugar, and alcohol. It has a rich, coffee flavor and is often used in cocktails. Thr best in my opinion is always Baileys Irish Cream.
  • Irish Cream: Irish cream is a sweet liqueur that is made from cream, Irish whiskey, and sugar. It has a creamy, smooth texture and a sweet, nutty flavor.
  • Orange Liqueur: Orange liqueur is a sweet liqueur that is made from orange peels, sugar, and a beet based alcohol. Some solid brands are Cointreau and Grand Marnier.

Drink Type: Mixed Cocktail – The A-Bomb cocktail is a vodka-based cocktail.
Serving Size: 1 cocktail

Serving Size

2 ounces

Amount of Alcohol in the Drink

Contains 2 oz. of alcohol (60 ml).

Nutritional Information

A high-calorie drink that contains approximately 200 calories!

Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Use good brands of each alcohol to get the whole Upscale experience of the drink
  • Don’t shake the cocktail too long or you’ll water down the drink

How to Make the A-Bomb Cocktail

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add 1/2 oz. of Ultimat Vodka, 1/2 oz. of Coffee Liqueur, 1/2 oz. of Irish Cream, and 1/2 oz. of Orange Liqueur to the shaker.
  3. Shake the cocktail vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a highball glass.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Glass and Garnish

Use a Highball glass without a garnish.

Recipe Alternative

This is also another way to make an A-Bomb Cocktail that swaps out the Orange liqueur for Tia Maria.

Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 oz. Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1⁄2 oz. Kahlúa
  • 1⁄2 oz. Stolichnaya
  • 1⁄4 oz. Tia Maria

Directions

  • Shake with ice and strain.
  • You can also serve this one in a rocks glass.

List of 5 Similar Drinks with Similar Ingredients

  1. B-52 Shot: The B-52 shot is made with coffee liqueur, Irish cream, and orange liqueur.
  2. Iron Butterfly Drink: An Iron Butterfly is made with Vodka, Kahlua Coffee Liqueur and Baily’s Irish Cream, similar to the A-Bomb cocktail.
  3. White Russian: The White Russian is made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream.
  4. Colorado Bulldog: The Colorado Bulldog is made with vodka, coffee liqueur, cream, and cola.
  5. Black Russian: The Black Russian is made with vodka and coffee liqueur, very similar to the A-Bomb cocktail or even the Iron Butterfly drink.

About the Author

  • Bill Allen

    I'm Bill Allen, the guy behind this site. I've been a bartender, bar owner and sitting on both sides of a bar for almost 35 years, so I have some experience in the whole mixology scene. And now I'm just building out my site with as much helpful content as I can share with you.

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