Welcome 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.
A cup of lemonade and a shot of Fireball cinnamon whisky.
I don’t think it gets too much easier than that.
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
- 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?
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
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That sounds fantastic! It’s like hard lemonade on steroids. I can’t wait to give this a try.
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!
Lisa L says
Never tasted a fireball but does sound interesting. I used to love my Jack Daniel’s and coke 🙂 YUM!
Liz Mays says
Fireball whiskey is some intense stuff! This sounds like a delicious drink. It sounds both spicy and refreshing.
Mouth watering. I can’t wait to have a girls night in when my bestie comes here from Canada next month.
Anne - Mommy Has to Work says
Fireball whiskey? Sounds wonderful!! I’d like to have one of those lemonades right now.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I had a bad experience with fireball shots, but since it is mixed with something else, I would give this a try.
Ooh, sounds yummy! I love lemon flavored drinks! Perfect for summer!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Lemon flavored drinks remind me of summer time, too!
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!
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!
Marcie W. says
I have heard so much about Fireball but still have yet to give it a try. This cocktail looks so refreshing!
Nina Say says
I have some bad memories with Fireball (lol) but I would be willing to try this.
Cia | CiaSays.com says
Oh no no no no. I don’t desire to ever try another fireball shot–even if its mixed. I am obsessed with lemon drinks though.
Audrey (@trihardmom) says
I love lemonade in the summertime! Sitting outside while the kids play and mason jars full of lemonade.
Ora Lee Gurr says
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.
I have never tried this drink before. Sounds very interesting though. Sounds like something I would really enjoy too.
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!
Danielle K says
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.
Veronica - Casa Vilora Interiors says
Those sound really strong I am not a big drinker. I like soft girlie drinks
Chubskulit Rose says
You always have exotic kind of drinks. I wonder if it’s strong, if it is, it would knock me out lol.
OH yum yum yumm! This is perfect timing with the weekend coming. I will have to give it a try and let you know how it goes
You’re on a whiskey drink kick lately! Not a big lemon fan, but my hubby would like this one
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
I’ll take it virgin roflmao! I do think this is one that my husband would get a kick out of!
This looks amazing! I will be making this for my next girls night!
Fi Ní Neachtáin says
I’m not a whiskey fan at all but I bet my other half would love this. I’d just drink the cloudy lemonade 🙂
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.
michele d says
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
You are welcome!
debra p says
This looks like an interesting and delicious combo. I too love mixing drinks and watching them. That is one of the best parts.
Yona Williams says
That’s definitely an easy recipe to follow. I don’t really have a favorite seasonal cocktail…I’m going to have to look into that this season.
Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies says
Sounds like a great drink! I LOVE Fireball! Going to try this out on the weekend! Thanks 😀
Mistee Dawn says
Oh I could really use one or 5 of these after the week I have had. lol. Looks good and sounds good!
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!
Ashleigh Walls says
Alright I think my boyfriend and I finally have to try Fireball. I hear so much about it, and I think I would probably like it this way.
I am going to need to try these asap! I am loving the cocktail idea for a fun weekend!!
I can’t wait to give this drink recipe a try! As far as my favorite summer drink, I would probably pick a Hurricane.
Ann Bacciaglia says
This looks like a delicious drink. I will have to make some for my next get together.
Nicole Herose Escat says
Wow! looks interesting and fun! I’ve never tried this, looks really fun and delicious to drink.
This is amazeballs! My husband would love this.
Amanda O. says
This looks so refreshing. I love anything lemon, so I would definitely try this.
Chrysa Duran says
I agree with some of the other comments! It does look refreshing especially with summer coming up! Thanks for the recipe.
Erin Kennedy says
Fireball and lemonade? I never thought of that combo, it could be interesting and I may want to try it. I love anything lemon.
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 😉
Aisha Kristine Chong says
I should try this with a friend of mine – worth it and seems easy to do too.
This looks interesting. Thanks for the recipe!