Lemon Balls aka Dragonade

Lemon Balls aka Dragonade | YUM eatingWelcome back to another Thirsty Thursday.  Last week I shared with you the Spice of Life smoothie shake and the week before that the Ginger Balls. This week we are back on the cocktails with Lemon Balls or sometimes referred to as Dragonade. Despite the heat from the Fireball cinnamon whisky this drink is really popular in the summertime and it can often be found in a mason jar. Can’t say that I blame anyone for that. Who doesn’t love to sip ice-cold lemonade out of a big mason jar? It’s so much fun! It reminds me of being a kid in the south. 

What exactly is in a Dragonade? 

Well, that’s simple.

Lemon Balls aka Dragonade | YUM eating

A cup of lemonade and a shot of Fireball cinnamon whisky.

Lemon Balls aka Dragonade | YUM eating


I don’t think it gets too much easier than that.

Lemon Balls aka Dragonade | YUM eating


When I make these its a bit like a good pour of Guinness. Any good bartender has to know how to poor a Guinness just right, or it won’t be good. It’s fun to sit there and watch the Guinness mix while you let it get to room temperature. Dragonade is cold, but I like watching the Fireball cinnamon whisky mix with the lemonade. It’s pretty cool. When I was a kid my parents, aunt and uncle would get together on the weekends. They would make Tequila Sunrise’s and I was always so amazed at how the colors would blend.

I guess I am just easily entertained 😉

Lemon Balls aka Dragonade

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
5 from 1 vote
Cuisine Cocktails
Servings 1


  • 1 shot Fireball cinnamon whisky
  • 1 cup lemonade
  • ice optional


  • Pour the lemonade into a glass.
  • Add ice.
  • Then add the Fireball cinnamon whisky.


What’s your favorite Spring/Summer cocktail?

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  1. I remember doing Fireballs! That was when I was younger with no health issues. Now I would pretty much stick to watching everyone else have all the fun

    1. 5 stars
      Thanks for the input Stacie I’ll be sure to try this at home, don’t forget to rub a sprig of collie flower along the rim of the glass! I learned this trick way back in college. I never went to college, but, well, to make a long story short, and a short story even shorter, I used to grow up on a farm where we would only be able to eat beets and corn husks for dinner. And that was on a good night! I remember going to school (which was actually an abandoned slaughterhouse) in the morning to pick up the daily quart of goat milk and remembering how last night’s corn husks didn’t fill me up. Anyway, cheers!

  2. I had a bad experience with fireball shots, but since it is mixed with something else, I would give this a try.

  3. This sounds interesting! I don’t drink so I’m not familiar with any drinks. I plan to have some cocktails and drinks this summer for my 30th so it will be nice to know what I’m talking about. This looks good!

  4. You know, I’ve done angry Russian balls with angry orchards, vodka and fireball but never thought to put fireball in lemonade. Going to have to try this when I can!

  5. I remember one night years ago when our bartender was sick and I got to be bartender for the night. Everyone was telling me which bottle and how much to use. I wish you would have been there because this is great recipe for a delicious sounding drink.

  6. I have never tried this drink before. Sounds very interesting though. Sounds like something I would really enjoy too.

  7. I had never heard of dragonades before, but it sounds like something both the Mr. and I would really like. I know what we’ll be having the next time we have drinks at home!

  8. We go through a good bit of Fireball with our friends. This sounds like a great drink so we’ll have to try it at our next get together.

    1. I am! I am not sure what that is about. I think I am just trying to use up whats left here in my house so I can buy new. Like some spring cleaning of the liquor cabinet! LOL

  9. I’m not a whiskey fan at all but I bet my other half would love this. I’d just drink the cloudy lemonade 🙂

  10. I have always heard of fireballs, but I’m not much of a drinker so I didn’t know much about it. I’ll definitely have to suggest to mix to a few friends of mine that like their whiskey.

  11. Never heard of this drink before now but I am sure my husband has. He likes trying new cocktails. I am sure he would like this. Thanks

  12. While I am sure these are really good, I cannot drink fireball, or liquor in general for that matter. I have to stick with my white wine!

  13. Wow! looks interesting and fun! I’ve never tried this, looks really fun and delicious to drink.

  14. Omg! I just happen to have all of this sitting down I my kitchen! I may have to give this drinkie a try tonight when the toddler goes to bed 😉

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