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You may have heard of the Chuck Norris drink, or the Chuck Norris shot, a combination of fierce flavors created in honor of the 1980s action hero turned Internet meme sensation. But if you’ve ever looked for the Chuck Norris shot recipe, you may come across a problem: which shot is the real Chuck Norris shot?

There doesn’t seem to be a good answer to the question, so here we’ll offer two different Chuck Norris drink recipes to suit a couple of different palates. Each of these drinks, if you’ve got proper Chuck Norris shot ingredients, takes about 2 minutes to make.

cherry vodka

Quick and Easy

The first Chuck Norris shot ingredients are cherry vodka and Liquid Ice energy drink. That’s it! 


1 shot cherry vodka

2 shots energy drink (Liquid Ice for best presentation)

How to Make a Chuck Norris

  1. Fill a shot glass with cherry vodka. Place filled glass in the center of a larger glass.
  2. Pour energy drink around a shot glass until level with the top of the shot glass.
  3. Drink!

Strength and Nutritional Information

While a single shot of cherry vodka isn’t too much to worry about, energy drinks can often contain chemicals that are not good for people with high blood pressure and some other conditions. Use caution and consume responsibly!

A Bit More Flavor

One reviewer of this shot notes that “it’s not meant to be pleasant or have a good taste,” but that it will get you where you need to go.


0.75 oz. vodka

0.75 oz. grenadine syrup

0.15 oz. red Tabasco sauce

How to Make a Chuck Norris

  1. Pour the grenadine syrup into a tall shot glass.
  2. Using a bar spoon, carefully layer the vodka on top of the grenadine
  3. Gently add 4 or 5 drops of red Tabasco sauce.
  4. Drink!

Strength and Nutritional Information

The Chuck Norris drink is a mildly-strong beverage, mostly due to the spice of the tabasco sauce. Factoring in the grenadine, tabasco, and vodka, this version of the Chuck Norris contains about 300 calories per serving.

Is this really how to make a Chuck Norris?

Chuck Norris

If neither of these Chuck Norris recipes tickles your fancy, there are other drinks bearing the icon’s name. Try the Chuck Norris Roundhouse Kick to the Face, or any of these other variations on the Chuck Norris shot.