Bear Fight Drink: Two Shots to Get the Party Started 

Published June 24, 2022
Bear Fight Drinks on table


  • 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 prompt by dropping Jägermeister into Red Bull and drinking immediately.

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. If you opt to use a Baby Guinness instead of the Irish shot, you can add a tiny sprinkle of ground cinnamon or nutmeg to the top of the shot. Otherwise, speed is the name of the game.

A Look at the Bear Fight Drink

Friends will often spring this shot on unsuspecting individuals who think that they're in for a spicy shot, a tequila shot, or even an extravagant shot similar to a flaming Dr. Pepper. But lo and behold, they receive two shot glasses, two pint glasses, and the pressure to finish all of it quickly. For those who want a slightly lighter night of shots, there are plenty of fun shots out there that don't require double fisting and chugging.

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. Next, give some tamer Jägermeister drinks a try.

Bear Fight Drink: Two Shots to Get the Party Started