You already know Fireball as the cinnamon-y shot that takes a night out from a 10 to an 11, but allow us to introduce you to the flavored whisky’s more refined side. Believe it or not, the whisky largely responsible for putting flavored whiskies on the map actually makes for a terrific base for some insanely delicious cocktails. Even cocktail snobs won’t be able to turn down these spiced drinks. See for yourself.
Insane Fireball Cocktails
Fireball and Jello Shots are both party starters, so combining the two is a no-brainer. The recipe is similar to your standard Jello Shot: base spirit (in this case Fireball), orange-flavored Jell-O and a mix of cold and boiling water. Some people like to use cherry, but we think the orange better complements the fiery cinnamon flavor of Fireball. Either way, you really can’t go wrong when Fireball and Jell-O are in the mix.
When you mix Fireball and Rumchata, you get a cocktail that tastes shocking like liquid Cinnamon Toast Crunch. So we figured, why not take it one step further and rim it with the actual cereal? Crush up a small bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch (after eating a bowlful of your own), then rim the glass using cinnamon syrup as a spicy-sweet adhesive. It’s your new favorite drink for brunch, dessert and every time in between.
We can’t say for sure whether or not the Fireball Hot Toddy shares the same healing properties of a regular Hot Toddy, but we can guarantee that this will be the Hottest Toddy you’ve had yet. Straddling the line between a hot cider and a Hot Toddy, the Fireball Toddy swaps the usual lemon juice out for apple cider to better complement the cinnamon flavor of the whisky and give the cocktail a more autumnal feel.
Whether eaten fresh out of the oven or in a mall food court, cinnamon rolls are one of life’s great guilty pleasures, and now you can have all the satisfaction of a delicious cinnamon roll with a fraction of the calories and a lot less chewing. Made with equal parts cream soda and Fireball, and topped with nutmeg-sprinkled whipped cream, this delicious dessert shot tastes like a boozy Cinnabon.
Whipped cream, to top