Fireball Shooter Recipe

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)

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.

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 Whiskey.

  1. 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.
  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, and shake, strain, and wonder at the magic of it tasting like applesauce.