Ginger Balls

ginger ballsWow. 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. 😉

ginger balls

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.

Ginger Balls

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
5 from 1 vote
Servings 1


  • 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?

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  1. I have no idea what a cinnamon toothpick is. Now I am curious, though. I love Big Red 😉

  2. 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!

  3. 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?

    1. I took a fireball shot once and almost died. I wasn’t expecting it to be as hot as it was.

    1. 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.

  4. My husband gets those little bottles to tie on top of pkgs. for his gift giving sometimes too. They always get a good reception. 😉

  5. 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.

  6. I’ve never heard of Ginger Balls before. I bet my other half would love to give these a try 🙂

  7. 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.

  8. I don’t drink alcohol very often but loving trying new drinks. Cinnamon sounds yummy. Would love to try this.

  9. 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 🙂

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 5 stars
    Weeeell, a friend gave me a “handle” of fireball a while back, so I’ve been testing out ways to get it Out of my freezer & Like this one; however, I tend to pour a bit heavy, so I made it 1/3 : 2/3 ratio & found it super tasty…TYVM. ????????

    Another Fireball fav’ I’ve found is called the “F-bomb”; after a few of Those, has a double Kick to it!! ????????????????‍♀️????

    Cheers!! ????


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