Wow. April. How did that happen? I swear just yesterday it was just Christmas. I can’t believe how fast time has been flying lately. I have been so busy this year with multiple projects I haven’t had much of a chance to slow down and enjoy life; at least not since Valentines Day. Today I thought maybe we could all slow down for a minute and enjoy Thirsty Thursday.
If you missed it, last week we featured a wonderful fresh ginger and citrus smoothie. It might just be my new favorite thing! This Ginger Balls recipe is a small twist on the Irish Ginger Ale. We’ve replaced the Jameson Irish Whisky with Fireball. Have you ever had Fireball? It reminds me a lot of those cinnamon toothpicks I had as a kid (I’m almost 40, so you get to do the math.)
I think the first time those fire hot sticks touched my lips I was in Jr. High. We would pass them around, hoping a teacher would not catch us, and sneak away like a ninja in the night. Sometimes your mouth would water. Sometimes your eyes would water. You’d try to wipe away the drips from your eyes only to make it worse because you handled the cinnamon toothpicks and the residue was still on your hands. By this time the teacher is catching on and you’re in trouble because there is a “no eating” allowed in the classrooms policy.
Busted. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve been guilty of sharing those red and white packs of cinnamon toothpicks. But, now we are adults and don’t have to hide our cinnamon addiction. 😉
You could drink this neat (no ice) but I prefer to drink it on the rocks so there is a little bit of a cool-down factor.
I’ve found that this drink is readily available at most restaurant, pubs and bars since they all seem to carry Fireball and ginger ale.
My mother gave me these little Fireball Cinnamon Whisky bottles for Christmas. We have a local grocer that has those small goldfish bowls sitting on the register. I like these small little shot bottles because it allows me to test different liquors without feeling like I am wasting my money on a larger bottle.
- 1 shot Fireball whisky
- 1 cup of ginger ale
- In a tumbler add the ice and ginger ale.
- Pour in the shot of Fireball.
- Stir and enjoy.
Are you a Fireball fan? What’s your favorite mix?
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I have no idea what a cinnamon toothpick is. Now I am curious, though. I love Big Red 😉
Here’s a pic of them –> https://www.pinterest.com/pin/198580664788899435/
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That sounds delicious! I’ve never tried Fireball, but it sounds great. Thanks!
That sounds interesting. I’m so not a big drinker but when the warm weather comes it may be nice to have a drink or two. I should try this haha I bet one would be just plenty for this big drinker!
I’ve only had a shot of Fireball, and boy, was it cinnamon-y! I would like to try it with something…just not sure what. I’m not a Ginger Ale fan. Maybe Sprite?
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I took a fireball shot once and almost died. I wasn’t expecting it to be as hot as it was.
I’ve never tried Fireball. But I do love cinnamon flavored anything.
Debbie Denny says
Ha Ha… I remember those toothpicks. That drink sounds good.
LOL I dont really miss them. They always made the corners of my mouth burn. I had read somewhere long ago that the company that made those had to change their formula because the cinnamon was too strong and kids were actually getting burned from it. I remember we had a kid that made his own. I swear those things were lethal.
Ooh, I do love cinnamon toothpicks! I’ll leave the whiskey for hubby though. This sounds like something he would totally enjoy!
Alesha @ Full Time Mama says
I never had one of those toothpicks but I did have the Atomic Fireballs a lot… Those crazy spicy gobstopper type things. Love them!
OMGosh. I remember those. It would take forever to get through them and the teachers would get so mad at us for having them. lol
I haven’t made ginger balls. But I know a few people who would like that drink.
My husband gets those little bottles to tie on top of pkgs. for his gift giving sometimes too. They always get a good reception. 😉
I am not a big drinker so fireballs are foreign to me. But I am always up for giving it a try
Ann Bacciaglia says
I am not a big drinker but this sounds really good. I will have to give it a try.
christina aliperti says
I’m 38 and have no idea what the cinnamon toothpicks are! I haven’t had this drink but I like ginger ale and cinnamon so it may work for me!
This sounds so good right now. After a long hard day, I could use a ginger ball. Thanks!
I don’t usually drink alcohol and have never had fireball. This seems like it would be quite a tasty drink though.
My daddy loves his whiskey! He has it breakfast lunch and dinner lol. I wonder if he likes Ginger Ale. He would probably like this at room temperature to leave in the truck.
lisa @bitesforbabies says
This does sound delicious! I am not a huge drinker but I can appreciate a nice drink from time to time 😉
Fi Ní Neachtáin says
I’ve never heard of Ginger Balls before. I bet my other half would love to give these a try 🙂
Badet Siazon (@badudets) says
First time hear about cinnamon whisky. Looks interesting. I love ginger so I think I will like this drink.
Chubskulit Rose says
Fireball whisky is new to me since i don’t drink. It’s always nice to take a little break once in a while and enjoy a glass of something. I drink wine sometimes but very seldom.
michele d says
This looks very good. I am not one for whiskey but I would try it!
That sounds like a super spicy drink! I’ve only recently heard of Fireball whiskey
Bonnie @ wemake7 says
I don’t drink alcohol very often but loving trying new drinks. Cinnamon sounds yummy. Would love to try this.
I love Fireball! This is a great recipe and will try it out at my next party.
Badet Siazon (@badudets) says
It’s the first time to know about cinnamon whisky. This looks good, I’m thirsty now :p
Oooooo this sounds pretty tasty!!! I’m not really a liquor drinker but I do like me some fireball!!! I will have to pin this 🙂
Well, this looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!
Marybeth Hamilton says
Cinnamon toothpicks remind me of supper clubs I used to visit with my great aunt and uncle when I was younger. I had forgotten about them, but now I can practically taste them!
My husband loves ginger, so I bed he’d love this recipe.
Cara (@StylishGeek) says
That looks like a cool drink! I’ve never tried Ginger balls before. I’m more of a wine drinker. 🙂
My husband will love this drink. I like the idea of a small sized bottle so you get to taste from many flavors
I love Fireball! You can make some really awesome drinks with this. Your recipe sounds yummy!
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen says
Looks like a great drink. I wonder if my husband would enjoy this? Thank you for sharing.
Shannon Gurnee says
I’ve heard so much about Fireball, but I just haven’t tried it yet. This sounds interesting.
Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies says
I love Fireball! This sounds like an awesome drink to try for my next night out! Sounds good!
OMG i love fireball! I have never really mixed it though. I have had whiskey n ginger ale before and it was delicious so i can just imagine this being just as good!
Yona Williams says
First off, the title of this post makes my immature side giggle to myself. Anyhow, I never really got into cinnamon-flavored alcohol, but I do like a good Atomic Fireball every now and again.