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What To Mix With Fireball Whiskey (2024 Best Edition)

What To Mix With Fireball Whiskey

Last Updated on March 27, 2024 by Lydia Martin

While Fireball whiskey is known for being a quick and fiery shot, there’s a whole world of possibilities waiting to be explored.

Fireball tastes great as a shot, but with the right mixers, you can bring it to a new level of sophistication. 

As someone who loves experimenting with flavors, I’m excited to share some fantastic mixing ideas about what to mix with Fireball whiskey

Top 15 Mixers for Fireball Whiskey

15. Lemon-lime Soda/Lemonade 

Lemon-lime Soda & Lemonade on table

The tangy flavors of lemonade and lemon-lime soda (Sprite) fantastically complement the spiciness of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey.

You can experiment with this mixer further by serving it frozen — blend everything until you have a smooth shake.

“I sincerely do drink Fireball, and I drink it when I’m playing golf.”- Rob Riggle, American Actor

Since I am adventurous, I added a splash of grenadine to make it look like a pink lemonade. 

Fireball & Lemonade

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins


  • 1 part Fireball
  • 3 parts Lemonade

Instructions: Mix Fireball and Lemonade, and pour over ice in a tall glass.

Serving: 1

14. Pineapple Juice 

Pineapple Juice on desk

Pineapple and whiskey sound like a strange pairing and it usually is — but we found that Fireball’s spicy cinnamon taste makes it an exception.

Fireball’s official website lists Char’d Pineapple as one of its top drinks, and it features the vibrant combination of pineapple juice and Fireball whiskey in a two-to-one ratio. 

I usually serve this in shot glasses. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, add a rum to the drink. 

Char’d Pineapple

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins


  • 1 part Fireball Whisky
  • 2 parts Pineapple juice

Instructions: Mix Fireball Whisky and Pineapple juice, serve as a shot, or pour over ice.

Serving: 1

13. Tea

Tea on table

The only ingredients for a hot toddy are hot water, honey, lemon, and whiskey, and you’ll feel cozy on cold winter nights.

Tea and Fireball is one of the less sugary drinks on this list, so if you’re counting calories, drinking this is the way to go. 

Fireball Hot Toddy Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins


  • 8 ounces of hot water
  • 2 ounces Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tea bag 

Instructions: In a large mug, combine Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, hot water, honey, and lemon juice. Stir well.

If using a tea bag, steep for 5 minutes before enjoying this soothing and comforting Fireball Hot Toddy.

Serving: 1

12. Baileys Irish Cream

Baileys Irish Cream on desk with cocktail

When people think of Baileys, they automatically think of Irish coffee or white Russian.

There are other delicious ways to use this cream liqueur, like partnering with Fireball

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins


  • 1/2 cup Baileys
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Fireball Cinnamon Whisky


Fill a glass with ice, then combine Baileys, milk, and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky in a mixing glass.

Pour the mixture over the ice. Optionally, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Serving: 1

11. RumChata

RumChata on table with cocktail

RumChata is a liqueur made from spices, rum, and dairy cream.

If that sounds delicious to you, wait until you have it with Fireball — it’s like experiencing the childhood flavors of cereal with milk all over again! 

Make one at home by mixing equal parts of RumChata and Fireball in a glass. Find out what RumChata tastes like here

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot 

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins


  • 1 ounce Fireball whisky
  • 1 ounce RumChata
  • For the rim: 4 teaspoons granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Combine cinnamon and sugar on a plate. Wet the rim of a shot glass (or a small glass if making a cocktail), then dip it in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Stir Fireball whisky and RumChata together in a shot glass.


Read: Popular Cinnamon Whiskey Brands

10. Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate with marshmallows on desk

Canadians invented hot chocolate spiked with Fireball as a warm nightcap during a cold day.

Creamy chocolate pairs extremely well with the spicy flavor of the whiskey

Fireball Hot Chocolate

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins


  • 1 oz. Fireball
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks
  • ½ cup Milk
  • ½ cup Half and half
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg
  • Marshmallows
  • Ground cinnamon


In a saucepan over low-medium heat, combine milk, half and half, and nutmeg. Stir gently, then add chocolate and stir until melted.

Remove from heat, turn off the stove, pour in Fireball, and stir.

Transfer the mixture into mugs and top with marshmallows and a sprinkle of cinnamon powder.

Serving: 1

9. Coke

Coke on table with glass

Whiskey and Coke — what could be a more perfect pairing?

We’ll even go as far as to say that Fireball’s spiciness makes it perfect to balance out the sweetness of Coke

Fireball & Cola

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins


  • 1 part Fireball
  • 3 parts cola

Instructions: Pour Fireball over ice in a tall glass, followed by cola. Stir gently and enjoy!

Serving: 1

8. Ginger Beer/Ginger Ale

Ginger Ale on desk with cocktail

Using ginger beer and ginger ale will make for excellent Fireball mules. Swap out the vodka for whiskey and add the ginger beer. [1

Opt for the sweeter ginger ale if you think ginger beer has a strong flavor. You can also experiment by adding other ingredients, like triple sec or pineapple juice

Fireball Mule

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins


  • 2 oz Fireball Whisky
  • 4 oz Ginger Beer
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • 4 dashes bitters


Combine Fireball Whisky, ginger beer, fresh lime juice, and dashes of bitters in a copper mug.

Mix the ingredients using a bar spoon, then serve. 

Serving: 1

7. Orange Soda/Orange Juice

Orange Juice on table with glass of whiskey

Orange juice is a classic staple in cocktail recipes, from making screwdrivers and tequila sunrises [2].

Combine orange juice with Fireball for a classic two-ingredient drink. Adding a bit of maple syrup and garnishing it with a cherry and an orange peel will make a fancy cocktail recipe. 

Fireball Old Fashioned 

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins


  • 3 oz Fireball whiskey
  • 3 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz maple syrup
  • Fresh cherry
  • Orange peel


In a glass, pour 3 oz of Fireball whiskey. Add 3 oz of orange juice and 1 oz of maple syrup.

Drop in a fresh cherry and garnish with an orange peel.

Serving: 1

6. Apple Cider

Apple Cider on desk

The key to making delicious Fireball-apple cider cocktails is to use fresh ingredients. 

For cold drinks, combine your desired amount of apple cider with a shot of Fireball, and add ice.

For warm drinks (perfect for cold weather!), heat an ample amount of apple cider over the stovetop, pour it into a large mug, and add a little whiskey. It’ll be like having a slice of apple pie in drinking form. 

Fireball & Apple Cider

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins


  • 3 oz Fireball whiskey
  • 3 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz maple syrup
  • Fresh cherry
  • Orange peel


In a glass, pour 3 oz of Fireball whiskey. Add 3 oz of orange juice and 1 oz of maple syrup.

Drop in a fresh cherry and garnish with an orange peel.

Serving: 1

5. Hard cider

Hard cider on table with apples

The Angry Balls cocktail uses two simple ingredients: Angry Orchard Apple Cider and a shot of Fireball.

All you have to do is mix a pint of the cider with a shot of alcohol, add ice, and enjoy! 

Fireball Hard Cider

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins


  • 2 oz Fireball whiskey
  • 4 oz apple cider or apple juice
  • 4 oz hard cider
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish


In a tall glass, pour 2 oz of Fireball whiskey. Add 4 oz of apple cider or apple juice.

Stir well to combine. Add ice and top with 4 oz of hard cider.

Serving: 1

4. Coffee

Coffee on desk

Adding Fireball to your favorite brewed coffee will give it that much-needed cinnamon flavoring.

If you’re like us and love cream in your coffee, add Baileys or your favorite creamer. You can also add ice if you like iced coffee

Fireball & Coffee 

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins 


  • 1 part Fireball Whisky
  • 2 parts coffee

Instructions: Mix 1 part Fireball Whisky with 2 parts coffee. Chill the mixture and serve it as a refreshing shot.

Serving: 1

3. Carrot Juice

Carrot Juice on desk

Carrot juice and whiskey [3] might sound odd, but trust us, it’s like having earthy baking spices in drink form. C

Carrot Whiskey Cocktail 

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 10 mins


  • 1 tablespoon boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 ounces whiskey
  • 4 ounces carrot juice
  • Ice


Mix boiling water and honey in a small bowl, stirring until the honey dissolves. In a cocktail shaker, mix lemon juice, whiskey, carrot juice, and honey mixture.

Add a few ice cubes, shake, and strain into whiskey glasses filled with ice. Serve with a lemon peel or wedge.

Serving: 2

2. Cream Soda

Cream Soda on table with mint leaves

Cream soda’s sweet flavor perfectly contrasts with Fireball’s spicy and cinnamon taste.

You can also serve this drink as a sweet dessert by putting it in a shot glass and topping it with whipped cream. 

Fireball & Cream Soda

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins


  • 1 part Fireball
  • 3 parts cream soda

Instructions: Pour 1 part Fireball over ice in a tall glass. Add 3 parts cream soda. Enjoy the delightful blend of flavors.

Serving: 1

1. Hot Sauce

Hot Sauce on desk

Hot sauce doesn’t technically count as a mixer, but we had to include it here. It’s not the best mix with Fireball, but it has a memorable taste that we’d be remiss if you didn’t know about it!

Combine Fireball and hot sauce in a shot glass and drink it straight up. 

Fireball Shooter

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins


  • 3/4 ounce white rum
  • 3/4 ounce Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
  • 2 dashes of Tabasco sauce


Gather the ingredients and pour them into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

“Fireball and hot sauce: a fiery duo that dares to ignite.”- Liquor Laboratory

Shake well and strain the mixture into a shot glass.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Fireball whiskey and Coke called?

Fireball and Coke is aptly called Fireball and Cola according to Fireball’s website. Its spicy cinnamon taste is the perfect contrast to Coke’s sweetness. But how many Fireball whiskey shots will it take to get you drunk?

Can you mix Fireball whiskey with anything?

Yes. Technically, you can mix Fireball with anything, but there is no guarantee that it will taste good.

We advise that you stick with our tried-and-tested list above on the best mixers for Fireball. Find out if Fireball is gluten-free here

What soda goes best with Fireball whiskey?

Fireball whiskey pairs well with a variety of sodas, with ginger ale being a popular choice as it complements the cinnamon flavor of Fireball, creating a refreshing and spicy combination; other options include cola, root beer, or even lemon-lime sodas, allowing for diverse and enjoyable mixology.

Is Fireball whiskey good with coke?

Yes, Fireball whiskey pairs well with coke, creating a sweet and spiced concoction; the warmth of Fireball’s cinnamon flavor harmonizes with the cola’s sweetness, resulting in a flavorful and easy-to-enjoy combination.

Can you mix Fireball with Sprite?

Certainly, mixing Fireball with Sprite is a popular and tasty choice; the effervescence of Sprite enhances the refreshing quality of the drink, while the cinnamon kick from Fireball adds a unique twist, creating a lively and flavorful beverage.

Can Fireball get you drunk?

Like any alcoholic beverage, Fireball whiskey can contribute to intoxication when consumed in excessive amounts; it’s crucial to drink responsibly, be aware of individual tolerance levels, and adhere to recommended guidelines for alcohol consumption to avoid potential health risks associated with excessive drinking.

Is Fireball shot strong?

Fireball is considered a strong and potent shot due to its higher alcohol content compared to traditional liqueurs; it typically contains 33% alcohol by volume (66 proof), providing a robust kick of warmth and flavor with each shot. It’s important for individuals to be mindful of their alcohol tolerance and consume Fireball shots responsibly to prevent overindulgence.

How strong is Fireball?

Fireball is known for its strength, containing 33% alcohol by volume (66 proof), making it a relatively high-proof spirit; this contributes to its warm and intense flavor profile, distinguishing it from traditional liqueurs and providing a potent experience for those who enjoy cinnamon-flavored spirits.

Is Fireball actually whiskey?

Fireball is technically a flavored whiskey liqueur rather than a traditional whiskey; it is made from a base of Canadian whisky and infused with natural cinnamon flavors, creating its distinctive taste and character, and distinguishing it from traditional whiskey categories.

Is Fireball and lemonade good?

The combination of Fireball and lemonade is a popular and enjoyable mix; the tartness of the lemonade complements the sweet and spicy notes of Fireball, creating a refreshing and flavorful cocktail that balances the intensity of the cinnamon flavor with a citrusy twist.

Is Fireball and Red Bull good?

Fireball and Red Bull is a dynamic combination that merges the spiciness of Fireball with the energy-boosting properties of Red Bull; the sweetness of the energy drink complements the cinnamon kick, creating a bold and lively cocktail that is both flavorful and invigorating.

Why does Fireball taste so good?

Fireball’s appealing taste can be attributed to its unique combination of Canadian whisky and natural cinnamon flavors, creating a sweet, spicy, and warming profile that resonates with many drinkers; the balance between the whiskey base and the pronounced cinnamon infusion contributes to its distinctive and enjoyable flavor, making it a popular choice for those who appreciate bold and flavorful spirits.

How do you drink Fireball whiskey?

You can consume Fireball whiskey neat, on the rocks, or in cocktails. The mentioned mixers above blend seamlessly and make a great cocktail.

What is the best soft drink to mix with Fireball whiskey?

Sprite is the best soft drink to mix with Fireball whiskey.
This delightful carbonated beverage, known for its crisp and refreshing taste, pairs exceptionally well with the spicy and cinnamon-forward profile of Fireball.

Does Fireball get you drunk easily?

Fireball, like any alcoholic beverage, has the potential to cause intoxication if consumed in large quantities. The alcohol content of Fireball whiskey liqueur is typically around 33% ABV (alcohol by volume), which is higher than that of most beers and wines but lower than many straight spirits.

However, Fireball’s sweet and spicy flavor profile can mask the taste of alcohol, making it easier to consume quickly and in larger amounts.

Additionally, individuals may underestimate the alcohol content of Fireball due to its smooth and approachable taste, leading to unintentional overconsumption. As with any alcoholic beverage, moderation is key to avoiding excessive intoxication and its associated risks.

Final Verdict: What To Mix With Fireball Whiskey?

Fireball Whiskey [4] has a unique spicy cinnamon flavor profile that pairs extremely well with just about anything, whether that’s hot cocoa, cream liqueur, or lemonade.

While there are several excellent mixers to choose from, one that truly stands out in my cocktail experiment is hot sauce. Just like Fireball itself, the hot sauce adds a layer of boldness and heat to the mix, creating a concoction that’s not for the faint of heart but is guaranteed to ignite your taste buds in a memorable way.


  1. ‘The Great’ on Hulu: How Was the Moscow Mule Really Invented?
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