Although everyone is now focused on summer, the holidays, barbecues and enjoying the relaxing good time, we believe that it is never too soon to start preparing for Halloween. We have decided to start spicing up things for the Halloween season. You will probably decorate your home with pumpkins and masks and buy amazing scary outfits to dazzle your friends and community. For this reason, we are here to help with the drinking preparations so no need to worry about that!
We will start by introducing a whisky with a cinnamon flavour that will allow you to spice up things for Halloween.
Fireball is a Canadian whisky with a cinnamon flavour and has been around since mid-1980. According to its story, Fireball was developed by a Canadian bartender in order to warm its customers during an arctic blast.
In 1989, the Sazerac Company purchased the brand rights and formula and started promoting this spirit. Initially it was named and promoted as the “Dr. McGillicuddy’s Fireball Whisky”. This unfortunately did not allowed the beverage to gain its full potential internationally. Dr. McGillicuddy’s is a line of liqueurs produced by the Sazerac Company in Canada offering a variety of different flavours such as lemon, peach, cherry, etc.
In 2007, the Fireball was dropped from the liqueur line and was launched into the market as a unique cinnamon flavoured Canadian whisky. Americans, fell in love with this spirit and have since welcomed this different and curious drink into their households increasing its success and popularity.
Although the spirit is labelled as whisky, some people may disagree with this, as technically it is not a whisky. Bottled with less than 40% alcohol by its volume with less than 33 percent ABV, Fireball is more of a flavoured whisky.
Due to its interesting flavours and spices, some people even cook with Fireball. They normally add this to marinate meats or to develop sauces as the cinnamon flavour and the whisky notes offer a unique touch to any dish. Although this might come as a bit of a surprise for some, there are several beverages that you can cook with, such as Port Wine, Beer, Rum and even flavoured Vodka.
Its spicy notes from the cinnamon give Fireball a unique flavour; however, this is not a sweet whisky liqueur. You might enjoy this on the rocks and straight from the bottle. We have decided that for this Halloween season we could offer something a little bit different, some Fireball cocktails. Check below and start trying them now so you are a master once Halloween arrives.
Fireball Whisky Cocktail
Apple Pie on Rocks
The perfect combination – apple and cinnamon. Whatever season you are in, we are sure that you love this incredible desert, apple pie. For this reason, we believed that it would be perfect to dazzle your friends and neighbours with this amazing cocktail during Halloween.
- 1 oz. Fireball Whisky
- 4 oz. Apple Juice
- 1 oz. Vanilla Vodka
- A pinch of ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar (grind the sugar if possible)
- Cinnamon Stick
Wet the rim of a rock glass and gently sugar the rim with the brown sugar. In a shaker, mix the vodka, Fireball Whisky, apple juice, ground cinnamon and some ice. Shake this mix well and pour into the glass without wiping the sugar rim. Serve immediately with a cinnamon stick to garnish.
Orange Spice Old Fashioned
We are going to give a spice twist to this cocktail classic. This will definitely be an incredible way to enjoy Halloween and show off your bar skills with your close ones.
- 1 sugar cube
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- 1 strip orange peel
- 1 ½ oz. Fireball Whisky
- Splash of water
In an old-fashioned glass, dash the orange bitters onto the sugar cube. Add the orange peel and muddle gently the three ingredients. Next, add the Fireball, the splash of water and some ice. Enjoy while it is cold.