Fireball Whiskey Cocktails

by Jordan Catapano

If you’ve left the store with a bottle of Fireball Whisky, you’ve made a huge mistake. You should have purchased two. This delicious cinnamon whiskey lends itself so well to such a variety of cocktails that you’ll find it to be one of the most popular spirits at your holiday parties. Although Fireball claims its whisky “Tastes Like Heaven, Burns Like Hell,” it is remarkably smooth and sweet enough to make you forget you’re even drinking whisky.

Fireball Eggnog Cocktail
Prior to mixing, chill the ingredients for a quick, simple, ready-to-serve cocktail. For for the toasty version, heat the ingredients in a saucepan over a high flame for no more than two minutes.

2 ounces Fireball Whisky
2 ounces eggnog (plain or cinnamon)
Dash of ground cinnamon and nutmeg as a garnish

Pumpkin Pie Martini
Combine the whisky, liqueur and simple syrup with a scoop of ice and shake hard. Strain into a martini glass and serve. Drop a cinnamon stick in to garnish or dust the rim of the glass with a light layer of brown sugar.

2 ounces Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
2 ounces Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur
1 teaspoon vanilla simple syrup*

*To make vanilla simple syrup, boil one cup of water with one cup of sugar and a whole, organic vanilla bean for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature and simmer for 15 more minutes or until sugar has entirely dissolved.

Cinnamon Cherry Cocktail
This cherry soda based cocktail is the adult version of a Shirley Temple. And if you’re daring enough to use the licorice as a straw, you may even feel like a kid.

2 ounces Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
1 can cherry cola (or diet)
1 teaspoon Rose’s Grenadine
2 cherry licorice vines