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Fireball eggnog is a delicious cinnamon twist on the classic holiday drink made with the popular cinnamon whiskey. The warm spice and sweet flavor tastes just like Christmas – you'll be looking forward to it all year long!
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Fireball eggnog is a warming cinnamon take on a classic holiday cocktail! This luscious and creamy Christmas drink introduces a warm spice and subtle sweetness, making it the perfect cocktail to sip while you deck the halls, wrap the presents, or pen out Christmas cards. It's bound to become your new favorite way to enjoy eggnog!
The festive season's unofficial kick-off is the moment the first carton of eggnog hits the supermarket shelves! This Fireball eggnog recipe embraces the holiday staple and takes it up a notch. While traditional eggnog is usually non-alcoholic, it's common to spike the eggnog with a dark rum, whiskey, or brandy and garnish it with a cinnamon stick. So, the natural next step is to introduce a cinnamon whiskey! This recipe keeps it simple: Rim your glass with cinnamon sugar, shake together fireball and eggnog, and feel merry!
Fireball eggnog is made with just two ingredients, (you guessed it – Fireball and eggnog!) with an optional cinnamon sugar rim. These are the ingredients:
- Cinnamon sugar: This optional rim blends together ground cinnamon and sugar for a sweet touch.
- Eggnog: You know it's Christmas when the eggnog comes out! Opt for light eggnog or a dairy-free version if you wish.
- Fireball: Cinnamon whiskey adds a little fire to your eggnog.
How to make Fireball eggnog
This Fireball eggnog is festivity in a glass! It's also super simple to whip up with a total time of just five minutes – that's faster than a Christmas carol! This is how you do it:
- Rim your glass: Put a splash of Fireball in a small dish, then dip the rim of your cocktail glass. Next, dip it into a separate shallow dish with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Stir it up: Fill a shaker with ice, eggnog, and Fireball and stir it all together.
- Pour: Divide it between your glasses and add a cinnamon stick and a sprinkle of cinnamon to garnish. Happy holidays!
How to make a batch for a gathering
Fireball whiskey will spread the festive mood to your holiday gatherings! To make a batch, simply mix larger quantities together – the ratio is one part Fireball whisky to two parts eggnog. An easy way to do it is to turn each ounce into a cup, so four cups of eggnog to two cups of Fireball.
If you're making it in advance, store it in the fridge in a jar or pitcher. Stir in some ice immediately before serving.
Save time with a prepared glass by rimming them in advance. And set some cinnamon sticks next to your glasses so you're ready to go!
Garnishes and rims
You can customize your Fireball eggnog with a few festive little touches! Here are our top picks for garnishes:
- Cinnamon stick: It's not just pretty, it can infuse some cinnamon-y warmth as you stir!
- Sprinkle of cinnamon powder: For an additional touch of warm spice.
- Nutmeg: Grate a touch of fresh nutmeg for an aromatic garnish
- Whipped cream: Hey, it's the holidays, after all!
- Caramel sauce: Drizzle a bit of caramel over the eggnog to add sweetness!
- Orange zest: for a bright and citrusy garnish!
The rim of the glass is half the fun! If you'd like to get creative with it, try these alternative rims:
- Crushed graham crackers: Cookies and cream, eggnog style!
- Nutmeg: Add some ground nutmeg to the blend of your cinnamon sugar.
- Shredded coconut: As a more adventurous option, dip in some shredded coconut for a tropical note.
Can I use a different cinnamon-flavored whiskey?
Certainly! The flavor may vary depending on the brand you get, but you can use whichever cinnamon whiskey liqueur you find for this recipe.
Can I use premade or store-bought eggnog?
Yes! This cocktail will work with a homemade eggnog recipe
or store-bought eggnog.
Can I store leftovers?
If you have any left or you're making a batch, you can store it in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator for up to five days.
Can I use dairy-free eggnog?
Yes, this recipe works well with dairy-free eggnog, too!
What is eggnog made from?
Yes – eggnog does contain eggs! The exact ingredients may vary from brand to brand, but generally, there are eggs, milk and/or cream, sugar, and flavorings such as vanilla extract or nutmeg.
- Cinnamon sugar (optional – for the rim)
- 4 ounces eggnog (can be light)
- 2 ounces fireball
- If you'd like to rim your glass in cinnamon sugar, pour a little Fireball into a bowl and a little cinnamon sugar into another bowl. Dip the rim of your glass first in Fireball and then in the cinnamon sugar.Cinnamon sugar
- Fill a cocktail shaker half full of ice. Add the eggnog and Fireball and stir well.4 ounces eggnog, 2 ounces fireball
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