Fireball Whisky, from the Sazarac Company, is a 66-proof liqueur with 33% ABV. It is made by combining a smooth Canadian whisky with cinnamon and sugar. While Fireball is often served neat or on the rocks, it is pretty strong and makes an excellent cocktail when combined with specific mixers.
The 12 best mixers for Fireball Whisky include 7-Up, Coca-Cola, cranberry juice, cream soda, eggnog, ginger ale, ginger beer, hard cider, hard seltzer, iced tea, lemon juice, and lime juice.
7-Up and other lemon-lime sodas make excellent mixers with any alcohol. Two-ingredient cocktails offer ease of preparation and a fast way to make either one drink or many for that get-together you are hosting.
If whiskey and 7 is your drink of choice, combine one shot of Fireball Whisky with three shots of 7-Up. Serve this old familiar drink over ice in a highball glass and garnish with a lemon or lime twist for a new take on an old cocktail with Fireball’s sweet cinnamon flavor.
Coca-Cola is another mixer that goes with any alcohol. It creates a unique cocktail depending on the flavor notes of the alcohol you use.
Whiskey and Coke is a simple drink and an old favorite, no matter what brand of whiskey you enjoy. To prepare a Fireball and Coke, use the same 3-to-1 ratio of soda to whiskey as you would with any soda. Add one shot of Fireball to 3 shots of Coke over ice in a highball glass, and you have a simple drink with a spectacular taste.
3. Cranberry Juice
Cranberry juice and whiskey make a spectacular cocktail at any time of year. But it has a holiday look and taste that goes exceptionally well in the fall and winter.
Combine one part Fireball with two parts cranberry juice over ice in a highball glass, stir, and garnish with a lime wedge and a few fresh or frozen cranberries for a holiday cocktail that will fit into any gathering.
4. Cream Soda
Cream soda makes an excellent mixer with any alcohol. Its taste brings back memories of those homemade ice cream sodas you enjoyed as a child.
The secret to a cocktail made with the perfect combination of Fireball Whisky and cream soda is a 3-to-1 ratio. Pour 1 part Fireball Whisky into a highball glass over ice, add three parts cream soda, and garnish with a maraschino cherry. What could be better?
It is too bad eggnog isn’t available all year round. When mixed with Fireball, it makes an excellent “Firenog” that will knock your socks off. This drink will have you experimenting with homemade eggnog recipes throughout the year.
Make a Firenog for the holidays by mixing two shots of Fireball Whisky with one part eggnog over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint for a holiday delight.
6. Ginger Ale
Ginger ale has a unique flavor profile that mixes well with most types of whiskey. Combined with Fireball Whisky, it creates a spicy Whiskey Ginger with its special kick. This is a slightly milder ginger version of the Fireball Mule made with ginger beer.
To make a Whiskey Ginger, pour one shot of Fireball over ice into a highball glass and fill the glass with ginger ale. Garnish with a twist of lime.
7. Ginger Beer
For a spicier ginger taste, mix Fireball with ginger beer. If you are a true ginger lover, this drink will be more to your liking.
Fireball Mule takes one shot of Fireball and kicks it up a notch with two shots of ginger beer. Add in one splash each of pineapple and lime juice, and serve in a mule mug over ice garnished with a lime twist. Hold on to your seat as you take the first sip. It is made to knock your socks off.
8. Hard Cider
Hard cider is a popular alternative to beer for those not particularly fond of the beer taste. It is an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting fruit juice. And because it is not made with malt or hops, it is a gluten-free alcoholic beverage.
Hard cider is a popular drink on its own, but it also makes a good mixer when combined with other kinds of alcohol. Mix hard cider with Fireball Whisky to make an Angry Balls cocktail.
Angry Balls combine one shot of Fireball in a cocktail glass with one pint of hard cider for an apple and cinnamon-flavored treat.
9. Hard Seltzer
Hard seltzer is an alcoholic beverage made by combining carbonated water with alcohol and fruit flavors. This drink is enjoyed by many on its own, but it is also popular as a mixer for other kinds of alcohol.
Hard Seltzer On Fire is a cocktail made by combining one shot of Fireball Whisky with one pint of your favorite hard seltzer.
10. Iced Tea
Iced tea lovers, this could be your new favorite alcoholic beverage. This drink is the iced version of a soothing hot toddy. It combines the same ingredients used in making the traditional hot toddy drink but serves it over ice instead of hot.
To make a refreshing drink with whiskey and iced tea, mix one shot of Fireball with 5 ounces of your favorite iced tea and add 1/2 ounce of lemon juice. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint or a lemon twist for the perfect drink on a hot summer night.
11. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is one of the most widely used mixers with all kinds of alcohol. It is especially good with whiskey. The combination of lemon juice and a sweetener is a soothing home remedy for such things as sore throat or cough. My pediatrician recommended equal parts honey and lemon juice for coughs many years ago when my children were small. It is also the basis for the hot toddy when added to whiskey and warmed.
The Fireball Smash is a refreshing drink made with Fireball Whisky by adding lemon juice and simple syrup. Mix one shot of Fireball with the juice of 1/2 lemon and a splash of simple syrup over ice in a shaker, shake to combine, and serve in a cocktail glass. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
12. Lime Juice
Lime and lemon are two citrus fruits that mix well with Whiskey. They provide acidity and add brightness to cocktails. For a different twist on the margarita, make a Fireball Margarita with Fireball Whiskey as a substitute for Tequila.
Combine in a shaker over ice three ounces of Fireball Whiskey with two ounces each of triple sec and lime juice, shake well, strain into prepared rocks glasses, and serve.
To prepare the glasses, run a lime wedge around the rims and then dip the rims in coarse salt. If you don’t have coarse salt, any salt can be used.
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