Spicy Fireball Shooter Recipe With Cinnamon Schnapps and Hot Sauce

A round of Fireball shooters on the bar
Cinnamon, rum, and Tabasco, these really are some Fireball shots!. © Hoda Bogdan / Dollar Photo Club
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Shooter (1 serving)
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There may be a line that has been crossed with this spicy shooter. Not only does this Fireball recipe consist of warming cinnamon schnapps, but we've also thrown in a dash or two of hot sauce. (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's 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.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a shot glass.

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 Whisky.

  1. Use the Fireball shooter recipe above. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Try a shooter called the Applesauce Shot. Mix equal parts Fireball and pineapple juice, then shake, strain, and wonder at the magic of it tasting like applesauce.