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Fireball Apple Cider Cocktail (2 Ways – Hot & Cold)

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Fireball Apple Cider is the perfect cocktail to get into the spirit of the fall season.

Fireball Whisky and Apple Cider simply go hand-in-hand and together they make a sweet, smooth fall drink. Choose the hot whisky drink recipe or a chilled cocktail to match the occasion. Both apple cider Fireball cocktails are absolutely delectable!

Fireball Apple Cider drink with whipped cream topping and bottle of Fireball Whiskey in background.

Fireball Apple Cider drink.

 

Fireball Cider Cocktails

Falling leaves and cooler weather can only mean one thing: it’s the perfect time to enjoy some fall cocktails. These two recipes are made with Fireball Whisky, which seems to be made for fall drinks! It’s easy to sip, cinnamon sweet, and mixes perfectly with fall apple flavors.

Get cozy and warm up with one of these Fireball Apple Cider drinks.

Do You Make Fireball Apple Cider Hot or Chilled?

There are two ways to enjoy this fall cocktail. There’s the hot apple cider cocktail or the cool effervescent cocktail.

I tend to choose the hot Fireball apple cider drink when I’m cozying up by the fire on a cool evening for more of an after-dinner cocktail. For the chilled version, I tend to serve it at fall parties or as a pre-dinner cocktail.

Both recipes are delicious! Choose the one that fits your mood, occasion, time of day or the weather. You can’t go wrong.

What Type of Apple Cider is Best?

Many types of apple cider are available. Spiced apple cider is best for this recipe because it includes the delectable fall spices that give this cocktail an added full flavor. Spiced apple cider contains flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and other spices..

You can also use Caramel Apple Cider or regular Apple Cider. And if you only have apple juice, it will work just as well in a hot apple cider cocktail. It’s up to you!

Fireball Apple Cider Ingredients (Hot Drink Recipe)

Want to warm up with a soothing hot cinnamon whiskey drink? Then this first recipe for a hot apple cider cocktail is the one for you.

Here’s the list of ingredients you’ll need to make this hot Fireball Apple Cider cocktail. Personally, I love all the “extras” that make this a deluxe cocktail, but you can certainly skip them for a quick nightcap drink. 

  • Fireball Whisky
  • Apple Cider
  • Fresh Apple
  • Simple Syrup (for the rim of the glass)
  • Cinnamon Sugar (for the rim of the glass)
  • Whipped Cream (garnish)
  • Cinnamon Stick (garnish)

Hot Fireball Apple Cider drink ingredients displayed on counter top.

 

Hot Fireball Apple Cider Cocktail Directions

Here are the easy step-by-step directions:

Step 1: Wash and core a fresh apple.

During the fall season, I end up using my apple corer all the time. It makes chopping and slicing apples so much quicker once the core is removed.

Cored red apple with apple corer on a cutting board.

 

Step 2: Chop your apple into bite-sized chunks.

I use one large chopped apple slice for each glass of Fireball Apple Cider.

Chopped apple chunks with knife on a cutting board.

 

Step 3: Add a cinnamon sugar coating to the rim of your glass.

I use two small saucers to create the cinnamon sugar rim. In one saucer, add cinnamon sugar and in the other add simple syrup.

First, roll the edge of your glass in the simple syrup.

Tip: Hold your glass upside down over the simple syrup saucer and let any excess drip back onto the plate. This will keep it from running down the sides of the glass and becoming sticky.

Next, roll the edges of your glass in the cinnamon sugar until covered.

Cinnamon Sugar rim on cocktail glass.

 

Step 4: Add one shot of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky.

Pouring Fireball Cinnamon Whisky into glass filled with apple chunks.

 

Step 5: Heat up 3 ounces of apple cider in the microwave to your desired temperature and pour into your glass.

Pouring hot apple cider into glass.

 

Step 6: Top with sweet whipped cream and garnish a cinnamon stick.

The whipped cream will add another layer of sweetness and use the cinnamon stick to stir your cocktail, which does actually add a little more cinnamon flavor too.

Fireball Apple Cider drink adding whipped cream topping and bottle of Fireball Whiskey in background.

More Apple Cider Cocktails to Enjoy

Caramel Apple Cider Mimosa

Apple Cider Martini (with yummy variations!)

Caramel Apple Cider Sangria

Spiced Rum and Apple Juice (plus variations)

 

Chilled Fireball Apple Cider Recipe Directions

This chilled version of Fireball Apple Cider is perfect for fall parties, game day drinks or a pre-dinner cocktail.

Here are all the ingredients to make the chilled version that adds a little bubbly for a lighter-tasting cocktail than the warm recipe above.

  • Ice
  • Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
  • Apple Cider
  • Sprite / 7up / Ginger Ale (each does slightly change the flavor, but all taste delicious)
  • Fresh Apple Chunks
  • Simple Syrup (for the rim)
  • Cinnamon Sugar (for the rim)
  • Reddi Wip Whipped Cream (for garnish)
  • Cinnamon Stick (for garnish)

Chilled Fireball Apple Cider drink ingredients displayed on counter top.

 

Fireball Apple Cider Directions (Chilled Recipe)

Following many of the same steps above in the hot Fireball Apple Cider drink, here are the easy step-by-step directions:

Step 1:  Wash, core and chop a fresh apple. Use one large slice of chopped apple per drink.

Step 2: Add a cinnamon sugar rim to your glass (see the instructions in the first recipe above).

Step 3: Fill half your glass with ice and then add the chopped apple.

Glass half filled with ice and added apple chunks.

 

Step 4: Add a 1.5 ounce of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey.

Step 3: Add approximately 3 ounces of apple cider.

Step 4: Top with 2 ounces of lemon-lime soda or ginger ale.

Tip: Depending on your taste preferences, choose the right soda for your cocktail. Sprite will add additional sweetness as well as delicious bubbly. If you prefer a less sweet soda, use 7up . If you’re a fan of ginger ale, the ginger flavor is delicious with apple cider.

Pouring Sprite into cocktail glass already filled with whisky, apple cider, ice and apple chunks.

 

Step 5: Top with Reddi Wip cool whip and add a cinnamon stick for garnish.

The cinnamon stick is also a great cocktail stirrer and adds a little more cinnamon flavor to the cocktail.

Chilled Fireball Apple Cider drink with ice, whipped cream topping and bottle of Fireball Whiskey in background.

 

If you’re looking for a cozy, boozy drink to make for a fall party or an after-dinner cocktail, both of these Fireball Apple Cider recipes will hit the spot. Easy to make and simple to customize to suit your tastes.

Enjoy!

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Fireball Apple Cider (2 Ways) Hot & Cold Recipes

Fireball Apple Cider drink with Fireball Whisky bottle in background.

Fireball Apple Cider is the perfect cocktail to get into the spirit of the fall season.

Fireball Whisky and Apple Cider simply go hand-in-hand and together they make a sweet, smooth fall drink. Choose the warm whisky drink recipe or a chilled cocktail to match the occasion. Both recipes are delectable!

Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes

Ingredients

Fireball Apple Cider (Hot)

  • 1.5 ounces Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
  • 3 ounces Apple Cider
  • Fresh apple chunks
  • Simple Syrup (for rim)
  • Cinnamon Sugar (for rim)
  • Whipped Cream (garnish)
  • Cinnamon Stick (garnish)

Fireball Apple Cider (Chilled)

  • 1/2 glass of Ice
  • 1.5 ounces Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
  • 3 ounces Apple Cider
  • 2 ounces Lemon-Lime Soda or Ginger Ale
  • Fresh apple chunks
  • Simple Syrup (for rim)
  • Cinnamon Sugar (for rim)
  • Whipped Cream (garnish)
  • Cinnamon Stick (garnish)

Instructions

Fireball Apple Cider (Hot)

  1. Wash, core and chop a fresh apple into bite sized chunks.
  2. Dip rim of glass in Simple Syrup and then coat with Cinnamon Sugar.
  3. Add apple chunks to glass.
  4. Add Fireball Whisky.
  5. Microwave Apple Cider to desired temperature and pour into cocktail glass.
  6. Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon stick.

Fireball Apple Cider (Chilled)

  1. Wash, core and chop a fresh apple into bite sized chunks.
  2. Dip rim of glass in Simple Syrup and then coat with Cinnamon Sugar.
  3. Fill 1/2 glass with ice.
  4. Add apple chunks to glass.
  5. Add Fireball Whisky and Apple Cider.
  6. Top with lemon-lime soda.
  7. Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon stick.

    Notes

    See article for variations and additional garnishment ideas. Drink Responsibly.

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