11 Fireball Shots to Ignite Any Occasion

Man Pouring Whiskey In Glass At Table

Fireball whisky can be found in tons of college dorm rooms as students try to choke down their first heated Fireball shots, and it's most commonly used by professionals in autumn flavored cocktails. It's warm, cinnamon flavor brings a unique spice to any drink it's added to, making it a wonderful liquor to bring depth, but not flaming heat, to any drink combination. Now, here are eleven fireball shot recipes that will make your lips tingle and ignite just about any occasion.

Apple Red Hot Shot

If you're looking for to have a cinnamon, candy apple in a shot form, turn to this Apple Red Hot shot which marries Fireball whisky, apple brandy, and grenadine.

Apple Cinnamom Red Shot

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Fireball
  • ½ ounce apple brandy
  • Dash of grenadine
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients. Shake to chill.
  2. Strain into a shot glass.

Apple Orchard Shot

There's nothing quite like the smell of the crisp air running through the apple orchards on autumn mornings, and this shot replicates that delightful scent with its combination of sour apple schnapps, Fireball whisky, and Angry Orchard cider.

Apple Orchard Shot

Ingredients

  • ½ ounces sour apple schnapps
  • ¼ ounce Angry Orchard cider
  • ¾ ounce Fireball whisky

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Add ice, shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and serve.

Campfire Shot

For a simple shot that reminds you of long autumn nights spent with friends and family around a raging campfire, try out this Campfire shot.

Campfire shot

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounces Fireball whisky
  • ¾ ounces marshmallow vodka

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, combine the ingredients.
  2. Mix the ingredients together using a stirring stick and serve.

Cannonball Shot

Cannonball right into this easy shot recipe, which mixes your favorite brand of cola with Fireball whisky for a combination that goes down smooth.

Shots being filed by an alcoholic drink

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce cola
  • ½ ounce Fireball whisky
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and serve.

Cinnamon Toast Shot

For a spicy, creamy shot that sends you right back to your childhood breakfasts which were quickly scarfed down in order to not miss the bus, look to this Cinnamon Toast shot.

Cinnamon Toast Shots

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Fireball whisky
  • ½ ounce RumChata

Instructions

Combine the ingredients in a shot glass and stir with a swizzle stick.

Fireball Limeade Shot

This shot will tickle your nose hairs and make your mouth pucker with its combination of Fireball whisky, limeade, and grenadine.

Whiskey shot

Ingredients

  • Splash grenadine
  • ½ ounce limeade
  • 1 ounce Fireball whisky
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and serve.

Fireball Sangria Shot

A deep purple shot that appeals to Fireball fans and Sangria stans alike; this shot combines sangria, mango juice, and Fireball whisky for a more demure fall flavor.

Drinking a sangria shot

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce sangria-flavored wine
  • ½ ounce mango juice
  • ½ ounce Fireball whisky
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and serve.

Longhorn Shot

Inspired by Texas' love heat - both in the sky and in its food - this Longhorn shot softens the Fireball whisky with peach vodka, but ramps up the spice with a dash of Texas Pete hot sauce.

Shot glass filled with alcoholic drink

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce Fireball whisky
  • ¾ ounce peach vodka
  • Dash Texas Pete hot sauce
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a shot glass and serve.

Red Dawn Shot

Another easy-to-make Fireball shot is the Red Dawn shot, which mixes a half of an ounce of whipped cream vodka with an ounce of Fireball whisky.

Red Dawn Shot On Table

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce whipped cream vodka
  • 1 ounce Fireball whisky

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Mix with a stirring stick.

Spicy Hot Toddy Shot

This old-school recipe has been condensed to let you have just a quick taste of the comforting honey, lemon juice, and Fireball mixture right before bed.

Whiskey glass of cognac on a black tree

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce honey
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce Fireball whisky

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Mix with a stirring stick and serve.

Sunscreen Shot

A unusual tropical-flavored Fireball shot, this recipe tempers the whisky's heat with banana liqueur and coconut rum.

Sunscreen Shot

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce banana liqueur
  • ½ ounce coconut rum
  • ¾ ounce Fireball whisky
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Add ice, shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and serve.

Don't Put Out the Fire

While Fireball shots seem to be most appropriately enjoyed during the autumn season, you can make them at any time of the year. Incredibly, the cinnamon taste actually partners very well with both fruit juices and creams to make it well-suited for nearly every season, and you can serve it at any date that you've penciled into your calendar. Now that you're feeling in the mood for a little heat, try one of these eleven, delicious Fireball shots that will absolutely set a fire which you won't want to put out.

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