How to Make A Fireball Shooter

The fireball shooter does justice to its name without a doubt. At first, a spicy shooter might seem like an odd idea, but the fireball shooter takes it to the next level with a mixture of fireball cinnamon whiskey and hot sauce.

I know you might think this is a strange mixture as fireball cinnamon whiskey is already a really flaming hot drink without adding anything, but the fireball shooter benefits from the hot sauce. The fireball shooter has been among the most popular drinks worldwide and is popular at parties where people want to prove how much spiciness they can handle in a drink.

Originally cinnamon schnapps was used for this fireball recipe, but eventually, cinnamon schnapps was replaced by fireball cinnamon whiskey.

In this article, I will tell you how to make a fireball shooter in your home in the simplest way.

Nutritional Guidelines

Before I jump on to the recipe, let us see the nutrition values of this drink, which we usually tend to overlook.

  • Total Calories: 152 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Carbs: 24 g

Ingredients Required

  • 3/4 ounce – white rum
  • 3/4 ounce – Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
  • Tabasco sauce – Two dashes
  • Strainer
  • Ice Cubes
  • Shot Glasses
  • Cocktail shaker

Steps To Make Fireball Shooter

  • Gather all the ingredients required to make the fireball shooter mentioned above.
  • Pour the white rum, fireball cinnamon whiskey, and tabasco sauce into a cocktail shaker and fill the shaker with ice.
  • Shake the cocktail shaker well.
  • Strain the mixture in a shot glass.
  • Serve it directly (no need for garnish).

Preparation Time: 3 Minutes
Note: You can add cinnamon sticks to the fireball cinnamon whiskey to highlight the cinnamon flavor even more and hide the sugar notes well (for those who are not a fan of sweetness in their drink).

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How Strong Is A Fireball Shooter?

A fireball shooter has an ABV percentage of 33 percent and is bottled at 66 proof. The ABV percentage is low compared to most typical whiskeys, with around 45-55 percent of ABV.

bartender mixing shots

But when you combine it with a white rum, it gets the authentic punch. Remember that the role of fireball in this drink is to provide a hot and dense flavor.

In short, it is not too spicy but still flavorful enough to enjoy it as a powerful shooter.

More About The Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey

The fireball cinnamon whiskey is not the typical cinnamon whiskey as the cinnamon in it resembles the taste more of the Atomic Fireball candy and less of a cinnamon stick.

It also does not have a burn you find in a strong whiskey with 45-55 percent ABV. But still, the fireball is among the most popular cinnamon whiskeys mainly because of its tender texture and the fact that you can drink it straight out of the bottle.

Other Fireball Whiskey Drinks

Not satisfied with a fireball shooter? Let me give you a few more fireball drinks that you can make with whiskey.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot

A breakfast drink? Why not? Mix fireball whiskey with RumChata in equal measure and add a bit of creamy liqueur to the flavor of horchata. Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon-flavored sugar, and you have a hot and sweet drink to take away your morning blues!

Fireball Pumpkin Spice Coffee

Here is a drink for all you pumpkin lovers out there. Make a bit of pumpkin puree, milk, hot coffee, pumpkin pie spice and to sweeten things up a little bit, add a dash of maple syrup. Now add a few drops of your favorite fireball whiskey, and voila! Pumpkin delight for the perfect night out.

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Cinnamon Old Fashioned

How about some Old Fashioned with the added twist of fireball? Add a bit of spice to this benign cocktail by mixing fireball with orange juice and maple syrup. Mix them together and get the pleasure of a perfect threesome.

whiskey shot with fire

Hot Fireball Apple Cider

Another drink for all ages. When you are feeling a bit under the weather, this hot toddy will cheer your spirits. Just add your favorite fireball whiskey to some hot apple cider and warm up a cold winter evening.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Mix Fireball?

Simply take a cocktail shaker, add some ice cubes in it, then follow it with some white rum and fireball whiskey, and at the end, add two dashes of Tabasco sauce (you can add more sauce too if you want your shot to be really hot). Cover the glass and shake it well; that’s it, you’re done.

friends clinking shot glasses

What Is The Volume Of A Shot Of Fireball?

The fireball shot is no different from any other standard shot you take at a bar or make in your home. Generally, a shot is 1.5-ounce or 44.36mL. You can take a larger shot if you want, but I recommend sticking to standard shots.

Can You Get Drunk On Fireball?

The fireball cinnamon whiskey has a lower alcohol percentage than most whiskeys with only 33 percent ABV, but it is usually combined with other drinks with a higher ABV to make up for it.

Still, chances are you won’t get too high with a couple of shots, but if you are on a drinking spree and take more shots than you can handle, chances are you will get drunk. 5-6 shots are enough to get you going.

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Parting Words

In this article, I shared a complete guide on how to make a fireball shooter along with important FAQs. It is a nice flaming hot drink to try with your buddies at a house party.

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