This fiery twist on the classic Moscow Mule cocktail uses Fireball Whisky and is full of bold cinnamon flavor! Make a Fireball Mule ASAP.
This was originally posted on February 5, 2019. I've since updated images and made the instructions easier to follow.
Cinnamon-flavored whisky adds such amazing flavor to cocktails (I think these easy recipes are the best way to drink Fireball)! And while a Fireball shot might be fun every once in a long while, we all know that a hangover at this age is the WORST!
My easy Cinnamon Whisky Mule recipe gives you another way to use that spicy whisky that's probably just sitting in your cupboard.
Moscow Mule recipes are fun to make at home and can be changed up with different flavors to suit any holiday, time of year or celebration.
With fresh lime juice and a little ginger beer, this is a refreshing cocktail with a kick. It's a fun one to enjoy during Christmas but it's especially perfect for Valentine's Day.
Don't want all that cinnamon flavor? Browse this list of Bourbon Cocktails for Christmas. They're good all year round!
Why This Recipe Works
With no shaking required, and measurements that don't need to be exact, the simple base cocktail of the best Moscow Mule is one I go back to over and over.
A special, spicy mule for Valentine's Day just seemed like the right thing to make. Yes, I like to drink something themed on holidays.
But I draw the line at needing to buy all kinds of extra ingredients to change colors and make things that you will probably drink one time.
I had Fireball Whisky in the cupboard and knew it would be perfect for this Cinnamon Mule with Whiskey!
While I don't usually suggest an ingredient that you don't already have in your basic home bar, Fireball is pretty dang popular so you may already have it.
It's way more versatile than you might think.
In fact, here are some other things you can make with that bottle of Fireball: 2-Ingredient Fireball and Ginger Ale Cocktail, Fireball Pumpkin Pie, and Fireball Cupcakes.
Scroll down to the end of the post for a printable recipe card with full measurements and more detailed instructions.
Like most Moscow Mule recipes, you need very few ingredients. I always keep ginger beer and bitters on hand so I can make a drink whenever I want.
- Fireball Whisky
- ginger beer
- fresh lime juice
- a few dashes of bitters
While fresh limes are usually harder to have around, I usually have one or two because my oldest son and I really like a little sparkling water with lime in the afternoon.
But if you don't have a fresh lime, bottled lime juice will work too.
Speaking of bitters, you should also check out this Soda and Bitters idea.
It's perfect for when you want a cocktail but maybe shouldn't have a cocktail (like the middle of the day or when you have to pick the kids up...)
Can I substitute the Fireball
Yes. You can use any other kind of cinnamon whisky if you can't find Fireball. You might even be able to use cinnamon schnapps...man, that's a flashback. If you use schnapps, I would also add a bit of regular whisky to it.
Also, whisky is sometimes spelled with an "e". I think it depends on where it's made. It's super confusing so I always spell it with and without the "e" to try to cover everyone reading. The Fireball bottle has it without the "e" so...
How to make a Fireball Mule
Add ice to a Moscow Mule mug.
You don't have to have a copper mug, but they are super awesome and once you have them, you will use them all the time. A copper mug helps to keep the drink insulated and cold longer.
Of course, you can use them for all kinds of cocktails, not just a whiskey mule. I love to drink basil iced tea from them too.
Add Fireball Whisky, ginger beer and fresh lime juice to your mug.
Top with a few dashes of bitters.
Give it a quick stir with a bar spoon.
Garnish with a cinnamon stick and enjoy!
And, OMG, can we talk for a second about these Chewy Red Hots Hearts (couldn't find the hearts to link to but they should show up closer to Valentine's Day)?! SO good!
Like a Hot Tamale but even more cinnamon flavor! I'm obsessed.
No, they don't really have anything to do with the cocktail. I just knew they would look cute in photos. And my belly.
This Cinnamon Whisky Moscow Mule is so easy to make. It has delicious spicy, cinnamon flavor but is still refreshing to sip on.
It's not overly sweet which I LOVE! It's the perfect Valentine's Day cocktail idea for your special someone. Or drink it not on Valentine's Day and let your partner know you're trying to cause a spark... get it?
I'm not usually a fan of flavored liquor. But I really love the intensity of the cinnamon flavor you get from Fireball.
You can probably make a cinnamon simple syrup (similar to this Vanilla Bean and Cinnamon Simple Syrup) but I think the cinnamon flavor would be much more subtle.
And the spice isn't going to burn your tongue. This Spicy Tequila Mule is spicier if you're into that kind of thing.
More tasty cocktails to try
- This Spiced Cranberry Juice makes a delicious base for my Cranberry Vodka Slush, my Christmas Mule and a yummy Cranberry Bourbon cocktail.
- Haus is my new favorite brand and you can make some delicious Haus Cocktails with them!
- A Spiced Pear Bellini has flavors of cinnamon and cardamom which give the pear nectar a spiced flavor that pairs perfectly with some sparkling wine!
- 2 oz Fireball Whisky
- 4 oz Ginger Beer
- ½ oz fresh lime juice
- 4 dashes bitters
- In a copper mug, add Fireball cinnamon whisky, ginger beer, lime, and bitters.
- Mix with bar spoon.
If you love spice and Moscow Mules, this Fireball Mule is the recipe you need to try right now!
Love Fireball Whiskey I even use it in place of1/2 the water when I make Cranberry sauce
This is bomb! It’s like Christmas in a glass. Great for a Christmas party!
Sharon Garofalow says
Glad you liked it! I can't quit putting Fireball in everything! It's the perfect amount of cinnamon flavor.