It’s time to infuse a little warm, spicy goodness into your fall and winter with some hot Fireball cocktails! These Fireball drinks are all served hot and will warm you up from the inside out. Perfect for chilly weather, or whenever you’re craving a tasty, hot cocktail!
If you haven’t had Fireball in a hot cocktail before, your fall and winter are about to get a WHOLE lot tastier. Fireball is perfect for hot drinks thanks to its strong cinnamon flavor and spicy burn that’s reminiscent of a Red Hot candy.
What Is Fireball?
Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey is a spirit made with Canadian whiskey, cinnamon flavoring, and sweeteners. It has a mid-level ABV of 33%, and is by far the fieriest, spiciest cinnamon whiskey on the market. So it only makes sense to serve your Fireball cocktails hot to enhance the warm, tingling sensation!
Fun fact: though it’s labeled as a whiskey, it’s more appropriately described as a liqueur or flavored whiskey since it has artificial additives and a lower ABV than a true whiskey.
Regardless of how you want to categorize it, one thing is for certain: people LOVE Fireball. So much so that it’s one of the most popular whiskeys in the USA for both shots and cocktails.
In cocktails, you can’t miss the taste of Fireball because it’s has an extremely powerful and spicy cinnamon flavor. Some of popular mixers to use with Fireball are Coke, apple cider, hot chocolate, and orange juice. It also goes well with other spirits like amaretto, cream liqueur, and coffee liqueur.
Now with all of that covered, let’s get cozy with some hot Fireball cocktails!
Starting off, we have one of the coziest classic cocktails of all time! Hot toddies are typically made with whiskey, lemon juice, and honey and used as a boozy remedy for winter colds and coughs. This version of a hot toddy uses Fireball in place of normal whiskey, so it's going to be spicier, sweeter, and have more of a burn than a classic hot toddy. If this doesn't make you feel better when you have a winter cold, I don't know what will! (I mean... aside from actual medicine and rest 😂 )
The only thing better than a hot toddy is a hot toddy with extra booze and caramel! This riff on a hot toddy uses apple brandy, Fireball, simple syrup with brown sugar, and lemon bitters. So it's a creative twist on the classic recipe that would be delicious and impress your friends & family!
This recipe only requires 4 ingredients and couldn't be easier to make! Ingredients are Fireball, vanilla vodka, apple cider, and a pinch of sugar. It's sweet, spicy, and has wonderful vanilla and cinnamon aromatics.
Here's another take on a Fireball apple cider that's for those who REALLY like spicy drinks. It's made with actual Red Hots candies, apple juice, and a full cup of Fireball. Guaranteed to warm you up and maybe even make you break a sweat!
This recipe proves a drink doesn't need to be overly complicated to be delish! The only two ingredients you need are hard apple cider and Fireball. Heat them up in a mug in the microwave and you're done! (You can obviously also serve it cold... but that's not what we're here for.) My hard cider of choice that you can find at any store is Angry Orchard, but any hard cider will do.
Hot chocolate and Fireball were truly made for one another! The chocolatey cocoa balances out the powerful flavors of the Fireball, while the Fireball adds wonderful cinnamon flavors and aromas to cocoa. I love this specific recipe because it also throws in RumChata, which is a rum cream liqueur that will temper the spice of the Fireball a little bit while adding creaminess and notes of vanilla.
It's no surprise that Fireball is also delicious with white chocolate! This recipe is super festive for the holidays, or if you just prefer white chocolate to normal chocolate. It's also only 5 ingredients, so there's really no excuse not to make it. Truly happiness in a glass.
For cocktails, this is about as decadent as you can get and I am HERE for it. In the recipe, you add vanilla ice cream, Baileys Irish Cream, and Fireball to a mug, then top it all off with hot chocolate. Garnish with a red cherry nose and rosemary antlers for the ultimate festive dessert drink!
This boozy coffee is truly a hug in a glass! With cinnamon, caramel, and coffee, what could possibly go wrong!? This recipe comes from the Tipsy Bartender, and it's super easy to make. Just add Fireball, butterscotch schnapps, and vanilla creamer to a mug, then top with hot coffee. Finish it all off with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick, and get ready to experience coffee cocktail heaven.
If you love pumpkin spice lattes, this one's for you! It's basically a boozy PSL with Fireball and maple syrup. Such a fun and tasty pick-me-up to keep your spirits high and buzzing on a chilly day!
If these cocktails didn’t get you excited for chilly weather, I don’t know what will! I personally can’t wait to make the drunken rudolph because even though it’s only November, I am DEEP in my festive feelings 😂
And if you have a favorite hot Fireball cocktail I didn’t include, please drop it in the comment section below so I can try it out!
Looking for more hot cocktail inspiration? The below roundups should keep you warm and buzzed for all the chilly months to come!
Hot chocolate, coffee and apple cider are all perfect with Fireball, as well as Baileys or Kahlua! It will also add a kick to Sangria or mulled wine! I love that it mixes well with liquor like brandy, amaretto and bourbon.
Sunday 9th of April 2023
Yummm! It's 40 degrees here today so this is starting to sound like a good way to spend the afternoon 😂