There may be a line that has been crossed with this spicy shooter. Not only does this Fireball recipe consist of warming cinnamon schnapps, we've thrown a dash or two of hot sauce in there too. (Pass the water chaser!)
It can be a bit much to take the two flavors at once. However, a lot of people have fun with this "hot" shot, whether it be a "How much heat can you take?" contest or a joke played on a buddy.
If by chance, you have come across this recipe looking for a shot with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, read on for a recipe twist that'll make your tongue tingle.
A Fun Shot with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
Though many drinkers call Fireball 'cinnamon whiskey,' it is, in fact, a 'cinnamon whiskey liqueur.' That last word is key because, just like many other flavored whiskeys, as soon as sweeteners are added they are no longer technically a whiskey, but become liqueurs.
If you want a real cinnamon whiskey, infuse a bottle of whiskey with a cinnamon stick or two.
Interestingly, Fireball does not really live up to its "Tastes like heaven, burns like hell" slogan. It has neither the alcohol burn of a full-proof whiskey nor the cinnamon burn of palate shockers like Hot Damn. It is a 66 proof (33% ABV) sweetened cinnamon-flavored whiskey with the 'cinnamon' taking on the flavor of Atomic Fireball candy, not a cinnamon stick.
Here are a few ideas for shots with Fireball Whiskey.
- Use the Fireball shooter recipe above. I mean, cinnamon schnapps, sweet cinnamon whiskey... there is not much difference, right? In fact, Fireball recommends the recipe above with their whiskey, they simply call it a Ring of Fire and use Bacardi 151 Rum.
- Shoot it straight. In a glass, from the bottle, in a flask... it does not matter. A straight pour of Fireball seems to be one of the ways people get hooked on it and that seems like a good place to start.
- Mix up a Cinnamon Toast Crunch shooter. This is one of Fireball's signature shooters and it is simply equal parts Fireball and RumChata shaken and served in a cinnamon-sugar rimmed glass.
- Try a shooter called the Applesauce Shot. Mix equal parts Fireball and pineapple juice, and shake, strain, and wonder at the magic of it tasting like applesauce.