Cactus Cooler Shot Recipe

A cactus cooler shot is an exciting way to change up your drop shot game. This recipe is quick and easy while adding an exciting moment to parties.

The shot is named after an orange/pineapple soft drink that comes in cans sold primarily in Southern California by the Dr. Pepper brand.

What Does A Cactus Cooler Shot Taste Like?

The cactus cooler shot is a smooth, summer, citrusy sipper. It follows the format of other drop shots like Jäger Bombs and Irish Car Bombs, where the shot glass is physically dropped into the larger glass containing the energy drink. If you’re not a fan of Red Bull then this one isn’t for you.

Tools Required

  • Shot Glass
  • Low Ball/Pint Glass

What Is In A Cactus Cooler Shot?

  • Energy Drink – e.g. Red Bull
  • Mandarin Vodka
  • Peach Schnapps
  • Orange Juice

How To Make A Cactus Cooler Shot

Cactus Cooler Shot Recipe

Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: Alcohol, Shot
Yield: 1
Author: Rory Parry


  • 1 Shot Glass
  • 1 Low Ball or Pint Glass


  • 4 oz Energy Drink e.g. Red Bull or Monster
  • 0.75 oz Mandarin Vodka
  • 0.75 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1 dash Orange Juice


  • Pour your vodka and schnapps into a shot glass.
  • In a low ball or pint glass pour 4oz of energy drink.
  • Add a dash of orange juice to your larger glass.
  • Drop your shot glass into the taller glass.
  • Enjoy.

More Shots

Panty Dropper Shot

Green Tea Shot

Duck Fart Shot

Liquid Marijuanas Shot

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot

Mexican Candy Shots

Breakfast Shot

Washington Apple Shot