What To Mix With Fireball Whiskey (2023 Updated)

Last Updated on March 14, 2023 by Lydia Martin

We’re sure some of us have *embarrassing* Fireball Whiskey stories. The thing is, it doesn’t have to be just a college frat party drink! 

Fireball tastes great as a shot, but if you learn what to mix with Fireball whiskey, you can bring it to a whole new level of sophistication. 

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 fantastically complement the spiciness of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey.

Mix three parts of lemonade or Sprite with one part Fireball in a glass and add lots of ice for a refreshingly spicy and sour adult lemonade. 

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

If you like pink lemonade, add a splash of grenadine

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. 

You can also serve it in shot glasses the next time you’re having a party. If you’re feeling just a bit more adventurous, add a shot of rum to the drink. 

13. Tea

Tea on table

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

This drink can also keep sniffles at bay. 

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

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

Combine equal parts liquor and Baileys, and the recipe is good to go. 

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.

If you’re feeling extra fancy, you can dip the rim in some cinnamon and sugar powder to make a sweet Cinnamon Toast Crunch. 

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

Heat some hot chocolate on the stovetop, pour into a large mug, and spike with a little Fireball. Top everything off with whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon. 

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

The important thing to remember is to use the proper ratio in your cocktail, which is one part alcohol to three parts Coke. 

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

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.

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. 

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. 

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! 

Don’t take their word for it, though — feel free to experiment with any brand of hard cider. If you have a favorite, even better — because you already love its taste! 

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. 

3. Carrot Juice

Carrot Juice on desk

Carrot juice and whiskey might sound odd, but trust us, this combination is anything but.

Mix equal parts of carrot juice and liquor in a tall glass with ice. It’s like having earthy baking spices in drink form! 

2. Cream Soda

Cream Soda on table with mint leaves

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

Simply mix one part whiskey with three parts cream soda to make the famed cocktail.

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

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. 

Spice lovers will love this because it’s got some serious burn — but we don’t advise having it as a full-sized drink, no matter how brave you think you might be. 


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

Key Takeaways 

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

Go ahead and sample any of these recipes to see which cocktails you like best. Of course, you shouldn’t be limited to the options above — try out other mixers, and you might make your next favorite drink! 



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