Fireball Cocktail Recipe

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Fireball Cocktail Recipe

There might be a line that has been crossed in this spicy shooter. The cinnamon schnapps in this recipe is paired with spicy hot sauce, bringing a warm and spicy finish to the drink. Though this video game is interesting and unlikely to be a favorite, it does have its uses. Apparently, the fireball is one of those strange shots that doesn’t turn out to taste very good – remember the cement mixer? I would imagine that someone at some point thought it did, though they were probably quite drunk. This recipe has been around for a few decades, and my mom has been making it ever since. No wonder: the combination of cinnamon and hot sauce is too much to drink in one gulp. There is still a lot of fun to be had with this shot, whether it is during a “How much heat can you take?” contest or when making fun of a buddy. Fireball Cinnamon Whisky is also an important component of this equation, as its popularity has skyrocketed in recent years. You can substitute the cinnamon schnapps with it, and they even use the tongue-tingling fireball shooter for marketing; it is just called by a different name. 


A cinnamon whiskey can be made by infusing a bottle of whiskey with a cinnamon stick or two. It tastes amazing and allows you to choose your favorite whiskey while cutting out the unnecessary sugar!

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Fireball Cocktail Recipe is 5 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Fireball Cocktail Recipe is 102 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Fireball Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Cocktail shaker


  • Shot Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 2 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 3/4 ounce light rum
  • 3/4 ounce cinnamon schnapps or fireball

Steps to Make It

  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well.
  • Stir well and strain into a shot glass.
  • Serve it up and get it down!

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4.9 (788 votes)