Have a bottle of Fireball you need to use up this summer? Try these refreshing Fireball cocktails that use summery, seasonal ingredients and are perfect for warm weather sipping!
These refreshing, summery cocktails prove Fireball isn’t only for the fall and winter! Though the cinnamon liqueur is often associated with cooler weather thanks to its spicy, festive flavor, there are plenty of Fireball cocktails that taste like summer in a glass. Whether you need a tropical drink, spiked lemonade, or spicy margarita, there’s a summery Fireball cocktail for every occasion on this list. So without further ado, here are the best Fireball cocktails for the summertime!
To start off, we have a drink inspired by sitting around a campfire on a warm summer night! Not only does it evoke a bonfire with its spicy flavor, it also layers the ingredients to give it the appearance of flickering flames. This is achieved by adding grenadine to the bottom of the glass before slowly pouring in the rest of the ingredients.
Being from the South, nothing says summertime to me like an ice-cold glass of sweet tea! And since I'm me, the sweet tea is usually spiked 😂 . You might not think to put together Fireball and sweet tea, but trust me: it's delicious. The Fireball adds a nice kick of cinnamon flavor that works wonderfully with the refreshing tea and citrusy orange. It's also only 3 ingredients, so there's no excuse to not give it a try!
Ingredients: Fireball, sweet tea, orange juice
Quick tip: For an even more summery and fruity drink, use peach or raspberry sweet tea in place of plain sweet tea!
What could be better when it's hot outside than a cold and refreshing adult slushy!? Fireball and cola is a popular drink to start with, and turning it into a slushy is such a fun and creative idea. It reminds me of hot summer days in the 90s when my dad would take me to the drive-thru convenience store for a coke slushy. The only difference is this version has Fireball to give it a spicy kick!
What do you get when you combine spicy fireball with sweet, citrusy lemonade: Dragonade, obviously! This 2-ingredient summer cocktail adds a little fire to lemonade for a fruity, spicy, and refreshing summer sipper.
Ingredients: Fireball, lemonade
Quick tip: Use your favorite flavor of lemonade, like blueberry or raspberry!
This Fireball sangria is guaranteed to cool you down on a hot day! Red wine is often associated with colder seasons, but when you serve it ice cold with orange peach mango juice, it instantly becomes a summertime treat! You only need three ingredients to make it, so it's perfect if you're looking for a fruity, delicious big batch cocktail for summer entertaining!
Ingredients: Fireball, red wine, orange peach mango juice
Quick tip: To make the sangria as tasty as possible, choose a dry but fruity red like a Beaujolais, Primativo, or Zinfandel. And be sure to fill it with your favorite chopped fruits for a more impressive presentation!
If you like a margarita with a spicy kick, why not throw some Fireball in it!? This recipe has an option to make your own red hots infused whiskey, but it's way easier and just as delicious with Fireball. Add a sugar/salt rim, and you have a margarita that's perfectly balanced between sweet, tart, and spicy!
Here's another 2-ingredient cocktail that whips up in seconds and is great for summer parties! It's a sweet and spicy riff on a whisky highball that simply uses Fireball in place of normal whiskey. You don't need any special equipment to make this drink: just add the ginger ale and Fireball to a glass with ice and you're done!
Ingredients: Fireball, ginger ale
Quick tip: Garnish with some candied ginger on a toothpick to elevate the cocktail and add another sweet and spicy element!
There's nothing more thirst-quenching than a bubbly, fruity fizz! In this recipe, the cinnamon flavor of fireball pairs wonderfully with the sweet, tart blackberry syrup, while spiced rum adds a little extra heat and some vanilla notes. Perfect for day drinking on a hot day!
Moscow mules always remind me of the summertime because they're bubbly, tangy, and so refreshing! This spin on a classic Moscow Mule stays close to the original recipe, but throws in Fireball instead of vodka for a spicier cocktail with notes of cinnamon. Ginger beer and Fireball are a fantastic pairing, so if you love mules you have to add this one to your list this summer!
I'd classify this recipe as an "everything but the kitchen sink" drink! It uses several spirits, juices, and garnishes for a super fun and dangerously drinkable summer cocktail. It's an explosion of tropical flavor that's zesty, tangy, sweet, and tart all at once!