Skittle Bomb

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Skittle Bomb - Rétreau
Type Mixed drink
Standard drinkware A pub glass and a shot glass.
Pint Glass (Pub).svg
Shot Glass (Standard).svg
Commonly used ingredients
  • 1 shot Cointreau
  • 1/2 can Red Bull
Preparation The Cointreau is poured into a shot glass, and the shot glass is then dropped into the Red Bull.

The Skittle Bomb also known in France as "Retreau" (pronounced "Rétro") is an alcoholic bomb shot cocktail that gets its name from its Skittles confectionery taste. The method of preparation is similar to that of the Jägerbomb. It consists of a shot glass of Cointreau dropped into a glass containing Red Bull.[1]

In South-East Asia (mainly Singapore) the Skittle Bomb is also known as C-Bomb where the C stands for Cointreau.

The terms "depth charge" and "bomb shot" refer to cocktails that are made by dropping a shot glass filled with liquor into another drink.

Commercial preparation[edit]

A Skittle bomb is usually sold with a can or a half-can of Red Bull, or another energy drink, poured into a pot glass and separately accompanied by Cointreau in a shot glass. The shot glass of Cointreau is then dropped into the energy drink.[2]

Recipe variations[edit]

There are many variations of the classic skittle bomb, many of which involve adding concentrated fruit juice or fruit cordial to enhance the flavour.

The combination of Cointreau and Red Bull is often referred to as a Red Bull Bomb.

See also[edit]