Bear Fight Drink: Two Shots to Get the Party Started 

If you can bearly wait to get the party started, try a bear fight... it's two bomb shots taken in rapid succession.

Updated February 14, 2024
Bear Fight Drinks on table

Don't you hate it when you walk into a bar with a bear and a fight breaks out? Or something like that... it sounds like the start of any "a man and a ____________ walk into a bar" joke, but we promise... the bear fight drink is no joke. It's a serious drink for people who can totally handle whatever comes when you belt down a couple of bomb drinks one after the other. 

How to Make a Bear Fight Drink

Calling it a drink is kind of a misnomer... it's really more drinks, one after the other. Be sure to take a deep breath before you start chugging.


  • ½ pint stout
  • ½ ounce Irish cream
  • ½ ounce Irish whiskey
  • 1½ ounces Jägermeister
  • 6 ounces Red Bull


  1. In a pint glass, add stout.
  2. In a shot glass, add Irish cream and Irish whiskey.
  3. In a second pint glass, add Red Bull.
  4. In a third shot glass, add Jägermeister.
  5. Drop Irish cream and Irish whiskey shot glass into stout, drinking immediately and rapidly.
  6. Follow this by promptly dropping the Jägermeister into the Red Bull and drinking immediately.

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Bear Fight Drink Variations

The bear fight shot (also called a bear claw drink) is an exact type of bar science with a precise sequence of events, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few other ways to approach it. With caution, of course.

  • Instead of an Irish shot, start by having a Baby Guinness shot. It has all the flavor of a Guinness, but in a small shot glass using coffee liqueur and Irish cream.
  • Alternatively, make your Jäger bomb into a miniature shot by adding 1 ounce Jägermeister and 1 ounce of Red Bull to a shot glass.
  • Use a different energy drink or flavor of Red Bull for a spin on the typical Jäger bomb.
  • Cut the recipe in half for a smaller, more approachable portion of each shot.

Considering a Garnish for a Bear Fight Shot

Due to the rapid nature of taking each shot, this is one drink that's better off without a garnish in the way. 

A Dangerous Bear Fight

Make no mistake, taking a round of these shots is up there with the danger of fighting an actual bear. So long as you don't make these shots your whole night, they're a fun way to kick things off quite quickly. Maybe a glass of water would make for an appropriate third step. 

Bear Fight Drink: Two Shots to Get the Party Started