How to Make a Nostalgic Red, White, & Blue Bomb Pop Drink

If we may be so bold, we think this drink modeled after your favorite childhood popsicle is da bomb!

Updated February 2, 2024
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Do you bleed red, white, and blue? Great news! You can drink it, too. Modeled after everyone's favorite red, white, and blue popsicle, the bomb pop drink and shot have all the nostalgia of your youth without having to ask your mom for permission to get one out of the freezer.

Whether it's a fun drink for Independence Day or simply because you want to relive a childhood memory, the bomb pop drink is the perfect layered drink for you. 

How to Make a Bomb Pop Drink

Layered drinks have a lot of wow factor. The trick is to pour all the layers in the right order and slowly so they don't sink into the one beneath it. Don't worry... we'll walk you through it. 


  • 1 ounce raspberry vodka
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • 1½ ounces lemonade
  • ¾ ounce citron vodka
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • Ice
  • Cherry and decorative straw for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, raspberry vodka, and grenadine.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a pint or highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. In a clean cocktail shaker (you can rinse out the one you just used), add ice, lemonade, and citron vodka.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain and slowly pour down the back of a bar spoon to create a second layer.
  7. In a clean cocktail shaker, add ice, citron vodka, and blue curaçao.
  8. Shake to chill.
  9. Strain and slowly pour down the back of a bar spoon to create a final layer.
  10. Garnish with cherry and decorative straw.

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Layering the Bomb Pop Drink

You can use a number of flavors and ingredients to achieve the same red, white, and blue result.

  • Instead of lemonade, opt for a hard lemonade, equal parts freshly squeezed lemon juice shaken with honey liqueur or orange liqueur, or a coconut rum with a splash of lime juice.
  • Swap a raspberry liqueur for the raspberry vodka and grenadine. Alternatively, you can also use a cherry vodka on its own, so long as it's red (or color it with a splash of cherry juice). You can also infuse your own flavored cherry vodka at home.
  • For the blue layer, you can use a blue-hued blue raspberry vodka or blueberry vodka, or consider shaking the citron vodka with a blue sports drink.

Bomb Pop Cocktail Garnishes

This over-the-top drink could get away without the adornment of a garnish, but you can still add to the look.

  • Add a decorative shiny sparkler decoration as a garnish.
  • We don't think a tiny American flag on a toothpick spearing a cherry would be too on the nose. 
  • Rub the rim of the glass with a lemon or lime wedge and dip the rim into blue or red sugar.
  • Pierce a raspberry with a cocktail skewer or alternate raspberries and cherries on a cocktail skewer.
  • Use a citrus garnish, such as a lemon wheel or slice.

How to Make a Bomb Pop Shot

Want red, white, and blue in miniature? Bomb pop shot it is! Much like the sibling, layered Astro Pop shot, it'll be delightfully POPular.

bomb pop shot


  • ¼ ounce red cherry vodka
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • ¼ ounce coconut rum
  • ½ ounce blue curaçao
  • Ice


  1. In a shot glass, add red cherry vodka and grenadine.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice and coconut rum.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Slowly add coconut rum and simple syrup, pouring down the back of a bar spoon.
  5. Complete the look by slowly adding the blue curaçao, also pouring slowly down the back of a bar spoon.

A Boozy Pop

Skip straight to nostalgia with this boozy cocktail and shot that'll take you right down memory lane. Only this time, you'll enjoy the flavors of your youth without the sticky fingers of a melting popsicle and your mom wondering how you got it all over yourself.

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